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Photographic Memories of Lacken & Further Afield

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© Lacken G.F.C.

Full title: Lacken G.F.C. Pictorial History

Creator / Author: Lacken G.F.C.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 178p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Lacken G.F.C. / Lacken, Co. Wicklow.

About: This A4 book is packed with photographs which go towards providing some documentary record of times past. Apart from Lacken, the photos extend to the wider West Wicklow area including Kilbride, Ballyknockan, Blessington, Hollywood, Valleymount, Donard and Dunlavin. Interviews with local people set the pictures in context and lots of other historical information is interspersed throughout.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Interviews: Essie Gallagher — Essie Hanlon — George Devoy –James (Leo) Carroll — Jack Gallagher — Mary Jane Murphy — Peg Clarke — Tom Jones — Walter Balfe — Dan Richardson — Cathy Tyrell — Kit Mahon — Pat Hanlon — Maisie Miley — Mrs. Brigid White — Tom and Cathy Carrol (including song about Michael Dwyer) — Lacken — General John C. O’Neill — Wart stones — The Bonfire stone — The Poulaphuca reservoir — Electric light in Lacken — The Liffey Scheme (song) — Census of Ballyinahown / Lacken 1901 — The Lord Mayor — St. Boden’s Holy Well — Bells in Church of Ireland Church in Blessington — Niall ‘Plunkett’ O’Boyle — Hampden Bomber crash site — The beautiful game (poem) — Lacken & New York — Rev. Fr. Richard Cantwell — Valleymount Parish News — Quaker burial ground in Baltyboys — Irish Folklore Commission — A sweat house (Carrigcurra) — A hedge school — Local weather observations — The blessed well — The Wicklow Vales (poem) — Bibliography.

Extra #1: Contains hundreds of photographs.

Extra #2: Contains maps and some songs, ballads and poems.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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