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Fort of the Foreigners?

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Full title: Stone Fort at Rathgall

Creator / Author: Alice Tracey

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 2p

Journal Information: Carloviana: Journal of the Old Carlow Society, Vol. 1, Number 16, pp. 29-30

When Published: 1967

Publisher / Place of Publication: Old Carlow Society / Carlow, Co. Carlow

About: A short article on Rathgall Hillfort, which overlooks Rathwood. This substantial site runs to nearly 18 acres and is one of several hillforts in the West Wicklow area.

ID number(s): 0790-0813

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Visit the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society website.

Extra #4: Browse to the issue of Carloviana containing this article via the CHAS archives webpage

Hat-Tip: To the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society who have arranged for the digitisation of back issues of Carloviana Journal and their free accessibility online.


Interesting Stones near Dunlavin

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Full title: On Inscribed Stones at Killeen Cormac, near Dunlavin

Creator / Author: John F. Shearman (Rev.)

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 8p

Journal Information: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 9, (1864 – 1866), pp. 253-260

When Published: 1865

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / Dawson Street, Dublin

About: Although this site is strictly speaking in the County of Kildare, local history does not stop at a county boundary. This is an account of the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac and the various inscribed stones to be found there in the 19th century. The author also discusses the history and legends associated with the area.

WW Connection #1: The author was C.C. of Dunlavin in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes illustrations.

Extra #2: Read the article online via the JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

From Aghfarrell to Yellow Lough (2)

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Full title: The place-names of Co. Wicklow : III – The barony of Talbotstown Upper

Creator / Author: Liam Price

Item Type / Page count: Book / 184p

When Published: 1949

Publisher / Place of Publication: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: This is the third volume of the definitive seven-volume series which covers the placenames in all the parishes of County Wicklow. The author was a judge in the district courts of Wicklow and his travels throughout the county presented the opportunity to research the history behind local placemanes.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Kiltegan Parish (part) — Kilranelagh Parish — Baltinglass Parish — Rathbran Parish — Ballynure Parish — Rathtoole Parish — Rathsallagh Parish — Freynestown Parish — Donaghmore Parish — Dunlavin Parish (part).

Extra #1: includes map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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


Brief Irish Lives (2) – Jennie Wyse Power (1858-1941)

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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 Jennie Wyse Power (Siobhán de Paor) who was prominent in public life in Ireland and was one of the pioneers in the participation of women in political life. She worked with some of the most famous names in Irish history such as Michael Davitt,  Charles Stewart Parnell, Arthur Griffith and Eamon de Valera. She became the first President of Cumann na mBan (the women’s auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers) and was a member of the Irish Senate.

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

WW Connection #1: Jennie Wyse Power (née O’Toole) was born in Baltinglass, Co.Wicklow in 1858

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Jennie Wyse Power via ainm.ie.

Extra #2: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #3: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

The Sporting Life of Kiltegan Neighbourhood

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© Kiltegan GAA

Full title: Gateway to Glory: a GAA Story. Rathdangan / Kiltegan 1886-1996

Creator / Author: Peter Keogh

Item Type / Page count: Book / 404p

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Cumann Naomh Teagáin / Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow

About: This is the story of over 110 years of Gaelic Games and other sporting activities in the greater Rathdangan / Kiltegan area of West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Kiltegan.

Chapters: Foreword / Peadar MacEochaidh — Failte ón Cathaoirleach / Sean O’tuathail — Foreword to an as yet un-named master piece / Sean Boothman — Prologue — The beginning — Kiltegan at the turn of the century — Rathdangan [1886-1929] / Jim O’Toole — The faction fight — The big breakthrough [1930-1935] — The invincibles [1936-1948] — Time gentlemen! — The decline [1949-1961] – The chapel at Killamoate [poem / Tom Kelly] — Kiltegan at last [1929-1932] — Days of despair [1933-1943] — Rathdangan / Kiltegan united — The split — Kiltegan ’49 — Nicknames — Lean times in the 50’s — Barren years — Sowing the seeds — In lighter vein — Hurling hopefuls — Going places — Rebirth [1965-969] — Crowley capers — The seventies — A medal at last 1972 — Doogue days 1973 — Matt Finn intervenes — Juvenile interlude ’71 to ’84 — Harvey at the helm [1975-1979] — Decade of glory — 1984 Centenary year — 1986-The fabulous first — Hurling heroes — Joseph Keegan — The Nineties — The glory years [1993-1996] — Kiltegan [poem] / Jimmy Smullen — West awake — Michael Dwyers — Tynock — Ballybrack — The Shamrocks — Paying the piper — Kiltegan’s big day [poem] — Camogie in Kiltegan / Mary Kelly — The breakthrough — 1978: Wicklow reach All-Ireland semi-final — Wicklow county camogie victory (1978) — Kiltegan – first Leinster club champions — The eighties-the end of a glorious era — Those were the days — A new beginning — Ladies football — May McGuinness — Handball — Football for fun — The field — Team of the century – Personality parade — Hello to Rathdangan [poem]  — Referees — In far away fields — Other sports — Sean O’ Nolán 1871-1947 — Scór — High achievers — Club chairmen — Macra — Roll of honour — Sideline cuts — Records section — Advertising — Acknowledgement — Thanks / Sponsors — Epilogue / Micheál O’Foghlú.

Extra #1: includes numerous full colour & black/white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Lowdown on High Park & Westby Family

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Full title: The Westbys and County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Peadar C. Cullen

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 12p

Journal Information: Local History Review, Vol. 15, pp47-58

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Federation of Local History Societies / No Location Given

About: An article which introduces the Westby Family and details how their lands at High Park went on to become the home of the Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society.

ID number(s): 0790-4655

WW Connection #1: The lands at High Park are located in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

WW Connection #2: The author is a local historian who resides at Killamoat, Rathdangan, Co Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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