Illustrations of Irish Costume & Soldiers














Clothing of the Ancient Celts - Hallstat and LaTéne Period, by M. E. Riley
Clothing of the Ancient Celts - Ireland, ca. 5th-10th Centuries AD, by M. E. Riley
Crucifixion from an Irish Evangelary from St. Gall (Quatuor evangelia), c.750AD
An Irish warrior in the Book of Kells, c.800AD
An Irishman in ankle-length trews held taut with instep straps in the Book of Kells
. Irish Warriors from Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath based on the Book of Kells
Cross of the Two Scriptures at Clonmacnois, 10th century
. Irish Chieftain from Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath based on the Cross of the Two Scriptures at Clonmacnois
Two Warriors arrest Jesus on the Cross of Muiredach, Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland, 10th century
Bronze Crucifixion Plaque, Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, Ireland, 10th-11th century
Cumdach of the Stowe Missal, Sinister side, Ireland, 1025–52AD
The Breac Moedhóc, a bronze Irish house-shrine from the 11th or 12th century
Shrine of St. Manchán, of Manghan, c. 1130, Boher church, Co. Offaly, Ireland
. 9th-12th Century Irish Axeman from Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath based on St Manchan's Shrine
Topographia Hibernica (Topography of Ireland) by Giraldus Cambrensis in British Library Ms. Royal 13 B VIII
Centaur, Cormac's Chapel, Cashel, Ireland, late 12th century
13th Century
Topographia Hibernica and Expugnatio Hibernica (Topography of Ireland & Conquest of Ireland) by Giraldus Cambrensis in NLI Ms. 700
Topographia Hibernica (Topography of Ireland) by Giraldus Cambrensis in Bodleian Library Ms. Laud. Misc. 720
. Irish Warriors, 12th-13th century, Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath
   based on 'Topography of Ireland', 'Chapter House Liber A' & 'the Shrine of St. Manchán, of Manghan'

'Irish foot-soldier' Chapter House Liber A, London, England, late 13th century
14th-15th Centuries
Drawings of a cavalryman from the Magauran Duanaire, 14th century
The Burke Galloglaich effigy at Glinsk in County Galway, late-14th century
The tomb of Felim O'Connor (d.1265) at Roscommon Abbey
. Islesmen or Gallóglaich, 12th-14th Centuries from Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath
Lough Henney Helmet, late 14th-early 15th century
A miniature of MacMorogh, the Irish chieftain, coming to confer with the Earl of Gloucester, 1399
. Irish Kern, 14th-15th Centuries from Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 1 by Ian Heath
. Irish Horseman c1400 from Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 1 by Ian Heath
. Irish Chieftain, Art Oge Macmurrough Kavanagh, 14th-15th Centuries, from Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 1 by Ian Heath
Effigy at Oronsay Priory, 14th or 15th century
. Gallóglaich, 14th-15th Centuries from Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 1 by Ian Heath
Drawing of the remains of mural decoration in Holycross Abbey, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, late 14th-early 15th Centuries.
The Tomb of Ó Catháin, Dungiven Priory, Ireland, 14th or 15th century
Drawings on the wall of Abbey Knockmoy, Co. Galway, Ireland, 15th Century
15th-century carving of a warrior displaying the arms of Butler
16th Century
Clothing of the Ancient Celts - Late Medieval Ireland (Late 15th - early 16th c.), by M. E. Riley
Illustration of Irish warriors by Albrecht Durer, 1521
Irish warriors, 'DRAVN AFTER THE QVICKE', early 16th century
Irish Piper & Warrior from Códice De Trajes, 1547
Effigy of Domhall MacGill'easbuig, mid-16th century
MacSweeny Gallóglaich, from Goghe's Map of 1567.
Irish Men and Women, by Lucas d'Heere, about 1575
  81. Irish as they stand accoutred being at the service of the late King Henry, by Lucas d'Heere
  82. Irishman and Irishwoman, by Lucas d'Heere
  83. Irish Woman and Girl, by Lucas d'Heere
Irish rider, published by Abraham de Bruyn, 1575-7
Anglo-Irish from the de Burgo manuscript, c.1578
Derricke's The Image of Irelande (1581)
A Gallóglaich in Elizabeth I's Charter to Dublin, 1581-82
Irish army of the 16th Century by George Gush
Irish soldier serving on the continent by Casper Rutz, 1586
Portrait of Captain Thomas Lee, Queen's Kern, 1594
Map of the Taking of the Earl of Ormonde in anno 1600
17th Century
Inauguration of the chief of the O'Neills at Tullaghoge on a Map of Ulster by Richard Bartlett, 1602
An "Irish lackey" with dart & sword, from the "Travel Album of Hieronymus Tielch," c.1603.
Four 'Irish' mercenaries in Stettin during the Thirty Years War
A Laplander, a Livonian, an Irishman and a Scot in the broadsheet: Auß Lap vnd Liefflandt
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Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers