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The Write Stuff From Carnew

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Full title: A light in the room: Carnew writers

Creator / Author: Seamus O’Connor (Co-ordinator) & contributors

Item Type / Page count: Book / 42p

When Published: 1994

Publisher / Place of Publication: Carnew Writers’ Group? / Carnew, Co. Wicklow

About: A collection of short stories, articles, essays and poems written by members of a creative writing group that originated from evening classes in the local Colaiste Bhride school in Carnew.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Editorial / Seamus O’Connor — Fantasy flight / S. E. Behan  – A narrow squeak / Richard Barton — Therese / Kay Keating Cullen  — To Tomacork / Pat Doyle — Burial at Doolin / Elizabeth Rawson  — The black valley / Marcella Byrne  — Appreciation / E. J. Twamley  — Auntie’s wedding cake / Kathleen Donegan — Heartache / Annie Molloy — Happiness / Annie Molloy — Speed to the plough / E. J. Twamley — Ink dots / Breda Murphy — The Flood / Breda Murphy — Children’s story / E. J. Twamley — B-17 Boeing Flying Fortress / Adrian McLaughlin — Man / Claire Molloy — A girls head / Marcus Fox — Family / Noeleen Doyle — Timothy / Kathleen Donegan — The wind / Sylvia Behan — Gloria / Kay Keating Cullen  — Snow / Jennifer Hannan — Apart / Marcella Byrne — A flower / John Earley — Living in Liverpool / E. J. Twamley — Spring garden / Jane Austin — Autumn leaves / Marcella Byrne — A child’s logic / Sylvia Behan — Pests / Richard Barton — Hello / Kathleen Donegan — The field / S. E. Behan  – Mystery /Annie Molloy — In the shadow of the fire / Matthew Behan — Notes on contributors.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the local Carnew area, the book also includes the contributions of writers from Ballinastraw, Shillelagh, Tinahely and Coolafancy in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Death on the Double at Borklemore

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Full title: ‘Put the saddle on the right horse’: Borklemore, West Wicklow, 1893

Creator / Author: Seán O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 19p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mercier Press / Douglas Village, Cork

Parent Publication [book]: Hanging Crimes: when Ireland used the gallows / edited by Frank Sweeney / 284pp

About: An account of the double murder of two women at Borklemore in 1893, for which a 74-year old farmer, John Conran, was convicted, amid some controversy.

ID number(s): 1856354628 / 9781856354622

WW Connection #1: This incident occurred at Borklemore in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Brief Irish Lives (3) – Jeremiah Moynihan (1866-1934)

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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 Jeremiah Moynihan (Diarmuid Ó Muimhneacháin)  who was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary between 1890-1920. He was born in 1866 in the parish of Ballyvourney in Cork into a family of well-known Irish poets. He retained this interest throughout his life and published pieces in various publications. A selection of his work appeared in book form in 1946 under the title ‘Bhéarsaí “Dhá Chích Dhanann”‘. After retiring he took a farm in Manor Kilbride but continued his love of Irish culture by teaching classes in Tallaght, Brittas and Newcastle. He is buried in Baltinglass.

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

WW Connection #1: Jeremiah Moynihan served as an RIC sergeant in both Baltinglass and Kiltegan.

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Jeremiah Moynihan via ainm.ie.

Extra #2: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Moynihan Family in Baltinglass.

Extra #3: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Moynihan Family in Baltinglass.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Ancient Life on the Shannon Estuary

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Full title: Foragers, farmers and fishers in a coastal landscape: an intertidal archaeological survey of the Shannon estuary

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan & others

Item Type / Page count: Book / 345p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About: This large work examines in great detail the archaelogy, geology, soils, hydrography and paleoenvironmental deposits of the Shannon estuaryand reviews what life was like from in pre-historical times and in subsequent centuries.

ID number(s): 1874045852 / 9781874045854

Chapters: Introduction — Coastal landscapes and environmental change — Neolithic submerged forests, red deer bone and coastal wetland occupation site — Bronze Age house and trackway in coastal wetlands — Early historic and medieval fishtraps — Post-medieval and modern fishtraps — Post-medieval shipwreck, harbours and lighthouses — People, place and time on the Shannon estuary — References — Appendices.

WW Connection #1: C0-author Aiden O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs, maps and other illustrations

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

Poet of Donaghmore

 

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Full title: The Rectory Dog

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 91p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: Stonebridge / Ty Beirdd, Church Street, Ebbw Vale, Wales NP23 6BG

About: A collection of poems by a former Church of Ireland clergyman. The poems are short but humorous and insightful. One poem is entitled ‘Lugnaquilla’.

ID number(s): 1902410335

Contents: The Bar — The Pillar — Planters — The Entrepreneurs — The Quay — A Death Observed — Quest — The Rectory Dog — The Optimistic Thistledown — Exemption — Marriage Rehearsal — A Pain in the Neck — A Visit to his Grandparents — His Grace of Tuam — The Orchestra — Christmas — Bord na Mona Annual Report — Charity — Fashion — Father and Son — Harkaway — In Australia — Hatched, Matched and Despatched — A Sense of Place — Duffy — The Mind — Kerry McFadden — Ants — Cricks in the Neck — Knowing — Lugnaquilla — Occupational Hazard — Role Reversal — Sarah — Creeds — Shane’s Toys — Sons — The Chief  Towns of Ireland — Encounter — Christmas Hyacinth — The Grave — Hospice — Invitation — The Mountain — The Naval Architect — Albert — The Place — Mother — Picnic — Ancestors — Suburbia — The Poem — Question — The BBC World Service — The State — The Telephone — Well off — The Wall — Time — Times Past — Herself — The Stone Thrower — Montale — Nuns.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Link to the Author’s website http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Geology of West Wicklow

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Full title: Explanatory Memoir to Accompany Sheet 129 of the Maps of the Geological Survey of Ireland, illustrating the District of Baltinglass and Dunlavin, in the County of Wicklow.

Creator / Author: W. F. Mitchell

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 30p

When Published: 1884

C0-Publisher / Place of Publication: Alex. Thom & Co. / 87-89 Abbey Street, Dublin.

C0-Publisher / Place of Publication: Hodges, Figgis & Co. / 104 Grafton Street, Dublin.

C0-Publisher / Place of Publication: Longman & Co. / Paternoster Row, London.

C0-Publisher / Place of Publication: Trubner & Co. / Ludgate Hill, London.

About: A booklet in the series ‘Memoirs of the Geological Survey’. These were produced to expand on the geological information that was contained on the various map sheets that were published much earlier in 1855. The principal areas covered by this particular memoir are Baltinglass, Dunlavin, Donard, Stratford, Rathdangan and Kiltegan. The area is described in the foreword of the booklet as being of ‘exceptional geological interest’.

Contents: General Description – Physical Geography — Formations and groups of rocks entering  into the structure of this district — General Description — Lower Silurian beds — Igneous rocks — Post-Pliocene or drift deposits.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: Includes illustrations and placename index.

Extra #2: Read this booklet online via the Irish Historical Geological Maps website.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Giddy Up There!

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Full title: Notes on a Goad-Spur Found in the Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: J. F. M. Ffrench

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 6p

Journal Information: Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth Series, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 212-217

When Published: September 1895

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: An article on an unusual horse spur that was unearthed at Ballybeg, near Tinahely. The author goes on to discuss the possible origin of this item including positing a link to the Crusades.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: includes illustrations.

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.

Census of Burgage

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Burgage (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of March 2012.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: The Census returns for the Burgage District Electoral Division arranged alphabetically by townland. The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2nd April 1911.

Contents: Blakestown Lower (1911 only) — Blakestown Upper — Boystown or Baltyboys Lower — Boystown or Baltyboys Upper — Britonstown — Burgage More — Burgage Moyle — Glashina — Humphreystown — Lugnagroalgh — Rathballylong — Russborough — Russellstown (1901 only) — Tulfarris.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Burgage DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Burgage DED

Making Tracks for Blessington

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Creator / Author: Michael J. Killeen

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 9p

Journal Information: Dublin Historical Record, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 42-50

When Published: March 1977

Publisher / Place of Publication: Old Dublin Society / City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

About: A history of the Blessington Tram Service, written by a CIE staff member. This was his first presentation to members of the Old Dublin Society.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Local Hero

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Full title: Fire on the Hill [a novel]

Creator / Author: Gretta Curran Browne

Item Type / Page count: Book / 630p

When Published: 1991 / 1998

C0-Publisher / Place of Publication: Headline / London.

C0-Publisher / Place of Publication: Wolfhound Press / 68 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.

About: A historical novel featuring Michael Dwyer in the aftermath of the 1798 Rebellion. The love interest is provided by the character, Mary Doyle. The author undertook extensive historical research which means that large parts of the story are based on fact.

ID number(s): 0863276768 / 0747203997 / 9780747203995 / 074723762x / 9780747237624 / 9780863276767

Extra #1: Opening line: ”In autumn all things wither. In winter the earth sleeps as if dead. But in springtime life is renewed and young again…”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website www.grettacurranbrowne.com

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