The Greene family and its branches from A.D861 to A.D1904 . D. 503 whenthe Irish army crossed the North Channel in their skin boats, and landedin what is now Argyleshire, Scotland. Fergus went forth prepared both toconquer and to colonize. He had his priests and his Seanachaidhe^ menskilled in herbs and remedies. He had his bards, one set of which chanted ^be 6reene jTaniil^ 267 the laws, and one the chronicles of the nation. These were his harper-her-alds, that led his army into battle. He had, as his rank required, his OelamhFila^ the Master Poet, whose office requires him to know three hund

The Greene family and its branches from A.D861 to A.D1904 . D. 503 whenthe Irish army crossed the North Channel in their skin boats, and landedin what is now Argyleshire, Scotland. Fergus went forth prepared both toconquer and to colonize. He had his priests and his Seanachaidhe^ menskilled in herbs and remedies. He had his bards, one set of which chanted ^be 6reene jTaniil^ 267 the laws, and one the chronicles of the nation. These were his harper-her-alds, that led his army into battle. He had, as his rank required, his OelamhFila^ the Master Poet, whose office requires him to know three hund Stock Photo
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The Greene family and its branches from A.D861 to A.D1904 . D. 503 whenthe Irish army crossed the North Channel in their skin boats, and landedin what is now Argyleshire, Scotland. Fergus went forth prepared both toconquer and to colonize. He had his priests and his Seanachaidhe^ menskilled in herbs and remedies. He had his bards, one set of which chanted ^be 6reene jTaniil^ 267 the laws, and one the chronicles of the nation. These were his harper-her-alds, that led his army into battle. He had, as his rank required, his OelamhFila^ the Master Poet, whose office requires him to know three hundred andfifty songs of wars, destructions, adventures and battles, and to have at histongues end poems of Tir Tairiigair, the Land of Promise, and Magh Mell, the Plain of Honey, the half-heathen, half-christian Paradise, and the Isle ofthe Blessed, with a wonderful palace of glass that floats in the air. Only aruler could wear the peaked hat of thin, beaten gold ; but the Oelanili Filamight wear the fringed and 6color robe, lawful beside but for the king to. STONB OF- SCONE IN CORONATION CHAIR wear. These high honors show the control exercised over Erins rudewarriors by the learned class of that day. According to most authorities, Fergus McEarc carried with him also asacred stone from Tara. According to others it was brought to lona fifty-eight years later by Saint Columba. To the modern eye it is but a slab ofdull red sand-stone, twenty-six inches long, sixteen inches broad, and teninches thick. But this inanimate stone has played no small part in history.In after years fabulous stories gathered about it. It was said to have beenthe stone upon which Jacob pillowed his head when he saw the vision ofangels ascending and descending a ladder from Heaven. It was claimed thestone was carried from Palestine to Egypt by the Prophet Jeremiah, * who e. by William Ellery Cu 26S tEbe (5reene jfamil^ acted as a guardian of the Princess Circa or Scola, who fled to that landshortly after her fa

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