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Living the American Dream

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Full title: T. Kevin Mallen, Sutro & Co. Inc., San Francisco, California

Creator / Author: Donal O’Donovan

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 9p

When Published: 1984

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kilbride Books / Kilbride Lodge, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Parent Publication [book]: Dreamers of dreams: portraits of the Irish in America / by Donal O’Donovan / 195pp

About: A chapter in a book portraying Irish people who have been eminently successful in America. Kevin Mallen worked for US business interests in South Asia and was involved in military intelligence in WW2. On his return to America he built up a successful business career and was later instrumental in the development of the American-Irish Foundation and served as its president. On his death, aged 94, tributes paid included those by President Mary McAleese and Seamus Heaney.

ID number(s): 0948018003 / 9780948018008

WW Connection #1: Kevin Mallen was born in Grangecon in West Wicklow in 1905.

Extra #1: includes photograph.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: View the 1901 Census return for the Mallen Family

Extra #5: View the 1911 Census return for the Mallen Family

Extra #6: Read a brief obituary in San Francisco Chronicle

Aspects of 1950’s Ireland

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Full title: Love Among the Irish

Creator / Author: Seán O’ Faoláin

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 17p (inter-alia)

Journal Information: Life Magazine, 16 March, 1953, pp141-157

When Published: 1953

Publisher / Place of Publication: Time Inc. / Chicago, Illinois, USA

About: This article is subtitled ‘ A Catholic blames celibacy and censorship for fostering racial decay in his country’. In it, the well-known writer, Seán O’ Faolain, looks at social life in Ireland of the early 1950’s and the difficulties faced by the younger generation in meeting, marrying and settling down.

ID number(s): 0024-3019

WW Connection #1: The article uses some family situations from the Baltinglass area as indicative of the difficulties facing young people.

Extra #1: includes photographs.

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

Extra #3: Read the article online via Google Books

Sitting on the Docks of Dublin Bay

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Full title: Dublin docklands : an urban voyage

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 251p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: Montague Publications on behalf of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority / 39 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

About: The docks is the trading hub of any major city and traditionally gave employment to multitudes of working-class people who also lived in its vicinity. However, as happened in other cities around the world during the latter half of the 20th century, the Dublin docklands workforce suffered from the introduction of increased mechanisation. This resulted in the area going into rapid decline until the advent of the Celtic Tiger heralded an era of regeneration. This book charts the history of the areas of inner city Dublin that comprise the docklands.

ID number(s): 9780955815515 / 0955815517

Chapters:Introduction: an urban voyage — Custom House Quay – North Wall – East Wall – Westland Row and the South Quays – Grand Canal Docks –Ringsend and Poolbeg.

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes maps and many photographs.

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 http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #5: Link to drafts of the text via the Author’s website. Note: This text does not necessarily correlate with that in the print edition of the book.

Census of Donard

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Donard (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 May 2012.

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

About: The Census returns for the Donard 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: Ballylion — Ballymooney — Blackmoor — Broomfields — Coolharbour — Crickawn — Donard Demesne — Donard Lower — Donard Mountain (1901 only) — Donard Town — Donard Upper — Doody’s Bottoms — Intack — Irishtown — Kilbaylet –Kilcoagh — Studfield. 

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Donard DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Donard DED

 

All About Knockananna

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Full title: Cnoc an Eanaigh [Knockananna]: the Hill of the Marsh: stories of Knockananna from yesteryear

Creator / Author: [Knockananna History Book Committee]

Item Type / Page count: Book / 304p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Knockananna History Book Committee] / Knockananna, Co. Wicklow.

About: A book all about Knockananna and a premium example of a local history produced with local community involvement. Credit to local authority and other publicly-funded bodies without whose support this high-quality publication would have not have been produced.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Foreword — Roots — Churches – Famous people — Religious — Winters of entrapment — Business — Place names — Military — Associations — Services — Memories — Tributes — Education — Sports — Tragedies — Hyde Corner — Making the headlines — Scholars of Rathmeigue / Knockananna — Acknowledgements.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations, photographs and newspaper cuttings.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Romance and Roses Bloom

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Full title: Roses Will Bloom Again [a novel]

Creator / Author: Mary Ryder

Item Type / Page count: Book / 283p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Temple Press Limited / Edinburgh House, 19 Nassau Street, LondonW1N 7RE

About: A romance set in the Wicklow hills and valleys. Abigail Carson thought her world was ended when she contracted TB. She was nursed by her widowed father and devoted sister and you will just have to read the book to find out how a bit of romance can be the best medicine.

ID number(s): 1859770274

WW Connection #1: The novel is set in the general area of the Wicklow mountains.

WW Connection #1: The author resides in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening line: ”When Abigail Carson, a beautiful twenty-four-year-old medical student, contracted tuberculosis, she was devastated. Her life long ambition to become a doctor had to be put on hold…”

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Occupants of the Big House

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Full title: The Landed Gentry and Aristocracy of County Wicklow: Volume I

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 244p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Family Names / 11 Emerald Cottages, Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4.

About: A collection of histories of nine of the most prominent landowning families in Wicklow. This is the first in a projected series of four volumes

ID number(s): 0953848574  /9780953848577

Chapters: The Earls of Wicklow (Howard of Shelton Abbey) — The Earls of Meath (Brabazon of Kilruddery) — Viscounts Powerscourt (Wingfield) — Acton of Kilmacurragh House — Barton & Childers of Glendalough House — Dennis of Fortgranite — Hume & Dick of Humewood Castle — Leslie-Ellis of Magherymore — Tighe of Rossanagh — Further Reading — Absent families.

WW Connection #1: Dennis of Fortgranite and Hume & Dick of Humewood Castle are both West Wicklow families.

WW Connection #2: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes many photographs.

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 http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #5: Link to extracts from the book via the Author’s website. Note: This text does not necessarily correlate with that in the print edition of the book.

Very Interesting – Scientifically Speaking

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Full title: Areas of scientific interest in Ireland: national heritage inventory

Creator / Author: An Foras Forbartha

Item Type / Page count: Book / 166p

When Published: July 1981

Publisher / Place of Publication: An Foras Forbartha / St. Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.

About: An area of scientific interest is a site with natural or semi-natural features of ecology, geology or land-form. This publication lists all such sites by county and ranks them as either of international, national, regional or local importance.

ID number(s): 0906120500 / 9780906120507

Contents [West Wicklow locations only] International Importance: Athdown moraine — National Importance: Lugnaquilla & Glenmalure —Upper Lockstown delta — Regional Importance: Holdenstown Bog — Hollywood Glen — Lowtown Fen — Poulaphuca Reservoir — Rathdangan end moraine — Toor channel — Local Importance: Ballycore rath — Dunlavin marshes — Glen Ding — Lemonstown marshes — Lockstown bridge — Poulaphuca gorge.

Extra #1: includes photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Census of Tinahely

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Tinahely (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 May 2012.

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

About: The Census returns for the Tinahely 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: Ballinacor — Ballynamanoge — Ballyraheen– Ballyhonog/Ballyshonoge — Boleybawn — Bridgeland — Carrick — Churchland — Coalruss — Coolafunshoge — Coolross — Cross — Curraranish/Curravanish — Farnees — Glenphilipeen — Gorteen — Greenhall — Lugduff — Main Street (1911 only) — Mangans — Market Square (1901 only) — Mountpleasant — Mullannaskeagh — Mullans North — Mullans South — Muskeagh — Newtown — Pond Street (1901 only) — Pound Street — Raheenteige — Rosbane — Tinahely — Whitefield — Whiterock.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Tinahely DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Tinahely DED

From Slievenamon to the Wicklow Hills

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Full title: In Monavalla [a novel]

Creator / Author: Joseph Brady

Item Type / Page count: Book / 325p

When Published: 1963

Publisher / Place of Publication: M. H. Gill & Son / 50 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin.

About: The author’s first novel chronicled a family called Fitzgerald who lived at the foot of Slievenamon. The story was told through the eyes of  Martin Fitzgerald. This sequel takes up the story of Martin, who becomes a priest serving in Dublin, Liverpool and Brooklyn before returning to Ireland to a parish among the Wicklow Hills. As with most novels, many events that are described are based on fact and may, to a certain extent, be autobiographical.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: Joseph Brady was the pen-name of Rev. Maurice Brown, P.P. who was one time Parish Priest of Ballymore-Eustace which includes Hollywood in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening lines: “The mare was pawing the cobblestones in front of the house. She was full of oats and eager to be on the road. The leaves of a big sycamore, shrivelled by last night’s hard frost, were dropping off one by one, twirling like miniature cartwheels as they spun to the ground. Father Martin Fitzgerald, newly ordained, was setting out from Letterlee, a little village at the foot of Slievenamon, for a temporary mission in the diocese of Brooklyn…..”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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