Down Surveys - 2000 Edition
Introduction to the Millennium Issue
- St Patrick's Breastplate
Photograph and description of Oisin Kelly's bronze sculpture "Saint Patrick's Breastplate"
- What the pilgrim saw.....Cormac Bourke
Discussion on the characteristics of the display of Saints insignia - crosses, bells, croziers in early Irish Christian tradition.
- Early Christian cross slabs in Down County Museum.....M. Lesley Simpson
Cross slabs in Down Museum - description and pictures.
- St Malachy.....Reamonn Ó Muirí
Life of the Saint (1095-1149)
- From monastic to secular.....A S K Abraham
An anatomy of two early modern estates in south-east Ulster and north Louth: the Bagenals in Newry and the Carlingford region and the Cromwells in Lecale.
- 'The ingenious Mr Hutcheson'.....Philip Orr
An essay on a neglected Scots-Irishman.
- The 'alarming' Edward Smyth.....Robin Roddie
Story of a controversial pastor and his travails in Castleward.
- John Wesley and Primitive Physic.....H W Gallagher
The story of a home medical dictionary in the Down Museum authored by John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
- James Connelly's angels.....Finbar McCormick
The life and works of a gravestone carver from Burren in the nineteenth century.
- William Crolly, Archbishop of Armagh 1835-49.....Ambrose Macauley
The life, works and trials of the man from Ballykilbeg.
- Presbyterian Communion tokens.....W D Bailie
Origin of and variation in the tokens in posession of the Museum.
- Zula the Greek.....Joseph Cooper
History of the establishment of Kilwarlin Monrovian Church and the strange story of Basil Patras Zula, the Greek, and how he came to Kilwarlin - not forgetting the representation of the Battle of Thermopylae in the church grounds.
- Down Cathedral ruins - a newly discovered painting.....J Frederick Rankin
Continuation of the 1997 Down Survey article "The Round Tower of Down" following the acquisition of an oil painting from a former Downpatrick family.
- 'He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness'.....Madleine McAllister
A Bible Quilt.
- A Quaker library.....Susan Mannion
The story of a wideranging collection of Quaker books in the Philip B. Watson Library, Craigavon and some of the colourful characters who contributed to it.
- From Down to Dohnauvur: The life of Amy Carmichael.....Myrtle Hill
The story of a girl from Millisle who devoted her life to the welfare of children in southern India.
- Christianity and Irish museums.....Brian S Turner
Dissertation on the role, if any, of museums in the representing religion through material objects.
- 'What a friend we have in Jesus'
The well known hymn written by Joseph Scriven, born near Banbridge.