bowThough the Irish had the Bow and Arrow, it was never a favourite weapon with them. They used only the long bow, which was from four to five feet in length, and called fidbac [feevak], signifying 'wood-bend,' from fid, 'wood,' and bac, 'a bend.' The arrow, which was called saiged [sy'-ed], was tipped with flint or metal
swordSword.—The Irish were fond of adorning their swords elaborately. Those who could afford it had the hilt ornamented with gold and gems. But the most common practice was to set the hilts round with the teeth of large sea-animals, especially those of the seahorse. The blade (lann) was kept in a sheath or scabbard. Sometimes the sheath was made of bronze
axebattle-axe (tuag or tuagh, pron. tooa) has been in use from prehistoric times in Ireland; as is evident from the fact that numerous axe-heads of stone, as well as of bronze, copper and iron
maceThe Mace—The club or mace—known by two names—matan and lorg—though pretty often mentioned, does not appear to have been very generally used.
armourShield.—From the earliest period of history and tradition, and doubtless from times beyond the reach of both, the Irish used shields in battle.

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