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A Genealogy of the Germaines

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Full title: The Germaines: a Huguenot Family from the Irish Midlands – Part Three: The Grange Con Families

Creator / Author: Kaye Cole

Item Type / Page count: Book and eBook / [17p]

When Published: ca.2004-2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Melbourne, Australia

About: This family history of the Germaine Family comprises three parts. All parts are available to read online via Google Books. Part One outlines their early settlement in the Rathvilly area of County Carlow. Part Two deals with the Ballyburn Germaines in County Kildare, while Part Three covers the Grange Con Germaines in West Wicklow. Auxiliary information including Descendant Chart, Index, and List of Sources is available seperately,

ID number(s): None

Contents: [Part Three only] The Germaines in Wicklow and Kildare [Map] – Probable Roots of the Grange Con Germaines – Notes — Children of John Germaine of Lisnevagh & Grange Con and his wife Ann – The Grange Con Germaines – The Next Generations — The Children of John Germaine and Catherine Nowlan – Children of John Germaine & Mary Foley — The Move to Kildare — Bessina – [Footnotes] – [Map of Bessina environs] — Grandchildren of John Germaine and Mary Foley – Some Family Faces

Extra #1: Link to the full text of this ebook [Part Three: The Grange Con Families] via Google Books

Extra #2: Link to the full text of this ebook [Part Two: The Ballyburn Families] via Google Books

Extra #3: Link to the full text of this ebook [Part One] via Google Books

Extra #4: Link to the full text of this ebook [Descendant Chart, Index, List of Sources] via Google Books

Extra #5: Includes several photographs, charts and maps.

Extra #6: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Hat-Tip: To the author, Kaye Cole, for making this publication freely available online.

Up the Billies!

©Ballymanus GFC

Full title: Official Opening of Billy Byrne Park 22-04-18

Creator / Author: Ballymanus GFC

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 10p

When Published: 2018

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ballymanus GFC / Ballymanus, Co. Wicklow,

About: The official programme to celebrate the opening of the new, re-developed and expanded football field of Ballymanus GAA Club. The event was marked by the hosting of a Senior Football match between Wicklow and Limerick. The park is named after Billy Byrne, one of the leaders of the 1798 Rebellion and the local team are known as the ‘Billies’.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Fáilte / Pat Carthy — Teachtaireacht an Uachtaráin / Seán Ó hÓráin — [Message from Askinagap Development Association] / Arie van der Wel — [Message from Wicklow County Board] / Mairtin Mac Gearailt — [Message from Ballymanus GFC] / Tara Kenny — A few facts about our little club — Wicklow Teamsheet — Limerick Teamsheet — The Field Development – journey to date / Michael Stapleton — Ballymanus Juveniles [photos] — Billy Byrne of Balymanus — Baile Mainis – Ballymanus Team [photo].

The Building of Carlow Cathedral

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Full title: From Chapel to Cathedral

Creator / Author: Fr. Tom McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: The Carlovian: Carlow College Magazine, Volume 46, pp. 7-9

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Patrick’s College / Carlow

About: On June 22nd, 1997, Carlow Cathedral was re-opened and re-dedicated following a somewhat controversial re-ordering and renovation. This short article chronicles the early history of the building which was transformed from a parish chapel erected in the 1780s’ to a Cathedral in 1833. Accompanying the article is a short biography of the architect responsible, Thomas Alfred Cobden.

ID number(s): 0790-0805

WW Connection #1: The author was a native of Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Includes one black & white photograph.

Extra #2: Page 25 of this publication includes a photograph of the author.

Extra #3: Pages 42-46 of this publication comprise colour photographs of the rededication ceremony of the Cathedral in 1997.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #5: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

A Hollywood Blockbuster

© Brendan Corrigan

Full title: The History of Hollywood, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Brendan Corrigan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 402p

When Published: ca.2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / [Not stated]

About: A handsome publication that is a comprehensively-researched history of the Hollywood area in West Wicklow. Hollywood may be a small village, but this is a huge history and one that will probably be the definitive account for years to come. The author pays particular attention to placenames and people – two elements that provide the foundation for all local history – and their story will resonate with people near and far.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Preface and acknowledgements – List of abbreviations. [Part I – The story of Hollywood] Hollywood before the Normans – Sir Geoffrey de Marisco – The Butlers and the Fitzgeralds – Robert Pipho of Hollywood – 17th and 18th centuries – The 1798 Rebellion – The early 19th century – The Famine and its aftermath – The Land War – Independence and beyond – The O’Reilly Family of Rathattin – The Guirke Family of Knockroe – St. Kevin’s Church (RC) – St. Kevin’s Church (Ch of Ire) – Education in the 19th century – Soldiers of fortune. [Part II – The Placenames of Hollywood] Introduction – Lord Waterford’s Estate – Killerk, Bannagroe and Athgarvan – Blakestown and Britonstown.[Part III – The People of Hollywood] Introduction – Hollywood Upper – Hollywood Lower – Knockroe – Dragoonhill – Slievecorragh – Broughills Hill – Cheneys or Kiernans Hill – Hollywood Demesne – Newtown – Knocknastreile – Rathattin – Athgreany – Conlans Hill – Mullicagh Upper – Mullicagh Lower – Woodenboley – Drumreagh – Dunboyke – Scalp – Toor – Lugglass Upper – Lugglass Lower – Knocknaboley – Corragh – Coonmore – Walterstown – Johnstown – Harristown – Ballintober – Ballysize Upper – Ballysize Lower – Glebe – Killerk – Bannagroe – Athgarvan – Blakestown Lower – Blakestown Upper — Britonstown. [Appendices] I. Patrick Lynam – II. Grants – III. Evictions of 1830 – IV. Crops grown in Hollywood in 1851 – V. Names of residents 1780s/90s – VI. Tithe Applotment Books – VII. Rev. Rickard’s List of Evictees. List of Maps and Illustrations – Select bibliography – Index for Parts I and II – Index of Surnames in Part III.

Extra #1: Includes dozens of photographs, maps, plans and tables of data.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4 A review of this book appears in the Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society, Number Nine, 2017.

From the Drawing Board (2) – All Saints Church, Carnew

© RCB LIBRARY – Architectural Drawings





Full title: Carnew Church. Co. Wicklow.

Creator / Author: RCB Library and Frederick Darley

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in February 2020.

Publisher / Place of Publication: Representative Church Body / Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF67

About: One of the many resources of the Representative Church Body Library is a collection of 19th and 20th century architectural drawings of Church of Ireland churches and cathedrals. In 2011 the Library secured a grant from the Esme Mitchell Trust to conduct a pilot project to digitize and catalogue these drawings. A subsequent grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has enabled further work to be done. As a result, an important heritage resource is now freely available online. This blog entry relates to architectural drawings of All Saints Church, Carnew from around 1846-47.

Contents:  Design for a Church proposed to be erected at Carnew in the Diocese of Ferns, County of Wicklow — East End Elevation – West End Elevation – Gallery Plan – South Flank Elevation – Longitudinal Section – Transverse Section – Plan.

Extra #1: Browse the RCB Library architectural drawings for Carnew Church

Extra #2: Link to the entry for this church on National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) website

Hat-Tip: To The Representative Church Body Library who have arranged for the digitisation of these drawings and their free accessibility online.

A Detective Locklear Mystery (1)

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Full title: The Pact [a novel]

Creator / Author: Carol Coffey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 312p

When Published: 2018

Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Crimson / Poolbeg Press 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.

About: This novel marks a new departure for the author as it is her first detective novel. It introduces Sergeant Locklear, a Native American who is a homicide detective with the Richmond Police Department. Locklear and his colleagues set about investigating the attempted murder of a young Mennonite, but without the co-operation of locals, things become increasingly difficult. The book is the first of a series featuring Sergeant Locklear.

ID number(s): 9781781998199

WW Connection #1: The author lives in the Baltinglass area of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening line: ‘The 5 a.m. call from Lieutenant Alex Kowalski had woken Locklear from a fitful night’s rest…..’

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for editions of this publication in libraries worldwide.

SOS – Save Our Schoolhouse

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Full title: Lacken Schoolhouse

Creator / Author: Mattie Lennon

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 2pp

Journal Information: Ireland’s Eye Magazine, Issue 459, pp. 8-9

When Published: March 2019

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ireland’s Eye / 6 Dominick Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

About: A short article of just over a page relates some of the history and personalities associated with Lacken Schoolhouse which is now a community centre. It ends with a call to action to preserve this historic schoolhouse which is in need of restoration and renovation.

ID number(s): 0790-3766

Extra #1: Includes a black & white photograph.

Catholic Devotion in Dunlavin

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Full title: “With much quiet fervour”: a brief history of Dunlavin Roman Catholic Parish and St. Nicholas of Myra Church

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 80pp

When Published: 2018

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow

About: This book is a history of the Roman Catholic church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Dunlavin, West Wicklow. The author, a local historian of note, also expands the text to include the wider story of Catholic worship in the community both before and after the church building itself was erected.

ID number(s): 9780953294756

Contents: Acknowledgements — Foreword — Introduction — Context: Catholicism in the Dunlavin area before the nineteenth century — Construction: Catholicism in Dunlavin parish in the nineteenth century — Change: Catholicism in Dunlavin parish in the twentieth century — Challenge: Catholicism in Dunlavin parish in the twenty-first century — Appendix – Endnotes.

Extra #1: Illustrated throughout with multiple black and white photographs.

Extra #2: Includes text of poem ‘Lines on St. Nicholas’s Well, Tournant, Dunlavin’ by Canon James Whittle (pp.23-24).

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #5: A review of this book appears in the Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society, Number Ten, 2019.

Extra #6: Link to the author’s blog.

Sixteen Soldiers Perish at Stranahely

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Full title: The Glen of Imaal Disaster, 1941

Creator / Author: Terence O’Reilly

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 44-46

When Published: March / April 2019

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: This short three-page article describes the circumstances surrounding the worst single episode of loss of life suffered by the Irish Defence Forces since the Irish Civil War. It also highlights the trauma and tribulations of the survivors, most of whom sustained life-changing injuries. A large basalt memorial, near Seskin Bridge, now commemorates the sixteen soldiers who died in the Glen of Imaal on that fateful day on September 16th, 1941.

ID number(s): 0791-8224

Extra #1: includes three photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #5: Visit the magazine website at: http://www.historyireland.com/

Early Grave Slabs from Counties Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow

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Full title: Pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones in the Dublin region

Creator / Author: Patrick Healy, edited by Kieran Swords.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 124pp

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: South Dublin Libraries, Local Studies Section / County Library, County Hall, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

About: The author was an archaeologist and local historian who according to Professor Etienne Rynne “knew the early graveslabs of County Dublin and North County Wicklow better than anyone else ever did” (Introduction). This book is based on a thesis submitted by the author for an M.A. degree at NUI Galway and has been expanded to include updated material. It is a comprehensive work that also covers locations in West Wicklow and East Kildare. Altogether, some 85 slabs are catalogued and described.

ID number(s): 9780955379819

Contents: Paddy Healy: an appreciation / Rob Goodbody – Editor’s Acknowledgements – Foreword / Mayor Billy Gogarty – Introduction / Professor Etienne Rynne – Illustrated Glossary – Author’s Acknowledgements – Author’s Introduction — Historical background – Pre-Norman church-sites in the Dublin region: Co. Dublin, Co. Wicklow, Co. Kildare — Upright and recumbent slabs: a discussion — Pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones in the Dublin region: a summary of the eight group-types – Numbered catalogue of slabs and cross-inscribed stones of the greater Dublin area – Bibliography —Appendix I: Decorated stones at Kilgobbin, Co. Dublin / P. Ó hÉailidhe – Placename index to locations with pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones, Counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare.

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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