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Chapter on Carnew Castle

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Full title: Carnew Castle

Creator / Author: Timothy Foley

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 12p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Bray, Co. Wicklow

Parent Publication [book]: Above and Beyond: essays in memory of Leo Swan / edited by Tom Condit and Christiaan Corlett / 511pp

About: A history and detailed description of Carnew Castle, which was built in the first quarter of the seventeenth-century.

ID number(s): 1869857860 / 9781869857868

Extra #1: includes photographs and plans.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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Monks and their Lands

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Full title: A Monastic Landscape: the Cistercians in Medieval Ireland

Creator / Author: Breda Lynch

Item Type / Page count: Book / 192p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: Xlibris Corporation / Bloomington, Indiana

About: This is a detailed study of various aspects of the Cistercian Order in medieval Leinster. It focuses on the lands that the monasteries held in the province, including the great houses of Mellifont, Baltinglass, Jerpoint, Duiske, Tintern and Dunbrody. The main content of the book deals with the identification of the lands held by the Cistercian houses of Leinster, with references to other provinces. The last chapter deals with the fate of these monasteries in the post-Dissolution period.

ID number(s): 1453561005 / 9781453561003

WW Connection #1: Contains several references to Baltinglass Abbey. The author has worked as a guide and Information Officer at Jerpoint Abbey, which itself was founded from Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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Brief Irish Lives (1) – Gladys Allen (1918-1986)

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Full title: Beathaisnéis (Volumes 1-9)

Creator / Author: Diarmuid Breathnach & Máire Ní Mhurchú

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book Series / Various pagings

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] Book Series 1986-2003 / [2] Website 2011-

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: An Clóchomhar / Dublin.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: Fiontar / Olscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin City University, Dublin.

About: The Beathaisnéis Series comprises nine volumes of short Irish language essays on the lives of important and not-so-important Irish-speaking men and women. There are over 1,700 people featured from 1560 to the present and we will revisit this excellent series to highlight other Irish speakers who have a connection to West Wicklow. The text of all 9 volumes has now been digitised and published as a fully-searchable database on the website Ainm.ie

This blog entry refers to Gladys Allen (Gleadas Ní Allúin) who was a prominent figure in Church of Ireland Irish Language education. She was Principal of Coláiste Moibhí, the training college for teachers in Church of Ireland schools.

ID number(s): 0953294730 / 9780903758765 / 0903758652 / 0903758830 / 0903758768 / 9780903758550

WW Connection #1: Gladys Allen (1918-96) was a native of Donaghmore.

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Gladys Allen via ainm.ie.

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Dunlavin Delineated

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Full title: An Irish Village Dunlavin, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 484p

When Published: 2011

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

About: The definitive history of Dunlavin. An essential book for any collector of West Wicklow historical material. Erudite and exhaustive, to call it local history risks confining it to a narrower readership than it deserves.

ID number(s): 0953294730

Chapters: Prologue — Introduction — Foundation and development: the emergence of Dunlavin, 1606-1710 — Improvement and disimprovement: Dunlavin, 1710-1785 — Division, massacre and resistance: Dunlavin, 1775-1805 — A time of growth: Dunlavin in the early nineteenth century — Disaster and readjustment: Dunlavin, 1845-1910 — Tynte twilight: Religion and politics in Dunlavin, 1850-1910 — Epilogue Dunlavin, 1911-2011 — Conclusion — Appendices — Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: includes photographs, maps and charts.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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