Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
THE PROVINCE OF LEIMSTER.
THIS Part of for the generality is of a fertile affording great plenty of and enjoyeth a wholsom and temperate is well watered with the chief amongst which are the and which have their rise out of that great called by It is very well inhabited, as well by the as the and the rather by reason of the Metropolitan City of this Kingdom therein seated. Its form may be said to be triangular, for from to the is above 80 from thence to the about 70; and her about 18; the circumference making about 270 And for its bounds it hath on the West the of on the North that of and on the East and South the which reguards from which (that is from in the of ) it is distant about 50 a very dangerous for by reason of the and that lye over against which are called the And as to its division, it is severed into ten to wit, and all which are again subdivided into several And of these in order.
or a fertile County for and but ill provided with which defect is supplyed by or dug up in the clammy places, as also by brought from It is severed into seven viz.
|and and by reason of its City the Metropolis of is very well furnished with and inhabited by Its chief places are|
the capital City in the by called by the Latinists and by the West-Britains and by the Irish, that is, by reason that when it began to be first built (the ground being wet and moorish) the Foundation of its were laid upon It is a City of great Antiquity, and said to be built by the first King of who brought most of the Kingdom under his obedience, though not without great spoils; and after the Conquest of the English, was peopled by a Colony of It is no less pleasantly then commodiously seated on the River (which after a small course emptieth it self into a capacious Bay of the Sea, where it hath a good ) and a fair prospect; and on the South it hath delightful which with the several here adjacent afford great recreation to the It is a City dignified and enriched with the residence of the Lord as also with the of an with an and the of by reason of which, it is a place of good being well inhabited and frequented by and as also by abundance of wealthy and It is beautified with many fair both publick and private, the principal amongst which are the a stately Structure, built by order of K. the Second, in the East-Suburbs; then the dedicated to St. consisting of a two and twenty Nigh unto which is the both which are without the City in the Suburbs called St. Then the consecrated to the commonly called seated in the midst of the City, which Queen dignified with the priviledges of an and not far from this is the called a sair Stone-building of a quadrangular form; and here the and other the of the City assembled together for the management and consulting on the publick Concerns of the City; as to hear Causes, to hold Sessions, Then a beautiful with several other fair Edifices. It is at present a City of a large Extent to what it formerly was, and doth daily encrease in its especially in its which is severed from the City by a which gives entrance by six As touching the of this I shall include it under this City, as being the chief place of The exported are the product of the Country already treated of; and those imported are all sorts of English especially Apparel, Silks, Stuffs, also Wines, Oyls, and several other Their as being under the Jurisdiction of have correspondency therewith, and are here currant, as also those of and an Irish pound, which consisteth of 20 is but 15 which makes their but 9 And as to their and they are the same with those of where see further.
seated on the Sea, where over the narrow there standeth a enclosed with a strong instead of a and serveth for a place of defence.
a which reguardeth the where there are Shelves of (which they call the ) reaching a great length, between which and the Shoar is said to be about seven Fathom water.
seated on the River at its fall into the Sea, which almost encloseth it.
also seated on the Sea, nigh unto which is a small called
a County watered with the noble River which cutteth the Country into two parts, and after it hath received the of dischargeth it self into the Sea. It is severed into twelve viz. and And hath for its chief places
seated on the River a of good account and
a well inhabited and frequented
and which also hath a Barony.
so called as lying Westwards, as the other is for lying Eastwards. It is divided into twelve viz. and Hath for its chief places
the chief as being commodiously seated in the midst of the County.
seated on the summet of a a dignified with a And
a County almost encompassed with and amongst which is the the noblest River in the It is severed into six viz. and And hath for its chief places
which gives name to the County, seated on the Lake or rather on the another good
a rich and fertile severed into ten viz. or and half, and Whose chief places are
a fair inland being well frequented, defended by a and dignified with the of a A place much celebrated in the Infancy of the for its St. an holy who was the Disciple of St.
defended by a and is a place of good account, and well frequented.
and seated on the River both of some account.
so called in honour to King of husband to Queen of It is divided into ten viz. and And hath for its chief place
full of and is divided into eight viz. and And hath for its chief places
a place of good account, and is the chief in the County.
once a City, but at present of small note.
a fertile County, and well clothed with is severed into five viz. and St. in part: And hath for its chief places
seated on the River of good account and strength.
also seated on the once dignified with an
seated on the River
and which two last are seated on the Sea.
or washed by the Sea, a County in former time (according to ) possessed by the a sort of people which came out of It is divided into eight and And hath for its chief places
supposed to be the ancient City scituate at the mouth of the River where it hath a good a fair and of note for being the first that imbraced a of as also for its which makes it to be well inhabited and frequented.
seated on the River which after a small course falleth into a Bay or Arm of the Sea.
scituate on the dignisied with the of a and was in former time fortified with a
a very fertile County, well graced with is divided into ten and and And hath for its chief places
seated on the River which traverseth the County; a fair and wealthy far exceeding all other midland in the Kingdom: It is divided into the and the that part belonging to the being fenoed on the West-side by a and defended by a and that part which belongeth to the (being as it were the ) is of the greatest Antiquity, having in it the and is honoured with the of the of
seated beneath the River a small walled
seated on a River so called, a and
Amongst the places in this Province set apart for Divine Worship, these following were of great note, the Stately called St. at built by King the Second, in expiation of the murther of Archbishop of the of St. of and and the founded by Earl of to the praise of God for his safe delivery out of a desperate storm and shipwrack which he was in.
 Its Rivers.
 County of Dublin described.
 County of East-Meath described.
 Navan. Drodagh. Slane.
 County of West-Meath described.
 County of Longford described.
 Longford. Ardragh.
 County of Kildare described.
 Naas. Athie.
 Kings County described.
 Queens County described.
 County of Caterlough described.
 Leighlin. Tul o.
 County of Wexford described.
 County of Killkenny described.
 Thomas Town.
 Religious Houses.