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From Ballard to Tullowclay

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Full title: The place-names of Co. Wicklow : VI – The barony of  Shillelagh

Creator / Author: Liam Price

Item Type / Page count: Book / 42p

When Published: 1958 (reprinted 1975, 2000, 2004- )

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

About: This is the sixth 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): 0901282391

Chapters: Carnew Parish (part) – Crosspatrick Parish (part) — Mullinacuff Parish — Crecrin Parish (part) — Liscolman Parish – Ardoyne Parish (part) — Aghowle Parish — Moyacomb 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.

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Second Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 2, 1985-1986

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 88p

When Published: 1985 /6

Publisher / Place of Publication: West Wicklow Historical Society / Baltinglass (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: The second publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Blessington to Tinahely with contributions from natives of the area and other historians.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society 1985 Officers — Honorary Life Members of WWHS — Ireland’s First Aviator – a Baltinglass man? — Editorial / Maria Brosnan — Main st. (South side) Baltinglass 1894 (compiled from Land Valuation Office Revision Books and Slater’s Directory of Ireland 1894) / Paul Gorry — The Society’s Report / Maeve Baker — He lived in the Slaney / Jerome Keogh — Kilcommon Church of Ireland School, Tinahely / H. B. Weir — A Cemetary Cairn at Carrig, Blessington, Co. Wicklow / Theo Clarke — Michael Dwyer in Captivity / Con Costello — ‘Kilranelagh’, a poem / James J. Doyle (1869-1916) — The Valentine Family -Part 2: The Valentines of Donard / Paul Gorry & Anthony E. S. Valentine — Some West Wicklow Memorial Inscriptions / Brian Cantwell — Merginstown School, Dunlavin / Maura Kelly — Wicklow Biographies: No.5: Mór Ó Toole / Danny Boland — Wicklow Biographies No.6: Albina Ó Molloy / Cora Crampton — Wicklow Biographies: No.7: Thomas Eustace, 1st Viscount Baltinglass / Cora Crampton — Fishing for Pearl in the King’s River / Maria Brosnan — The Greenes and Kilranelagh House / Paul Gorry — The Railway Children (the Cott Family) / Liam Kenny — Aspects of the Land War at Local Level, Phase One: 1879-1882 / Joseph Rattigan — Local Agricultural Methods c.1803 / Paul Baker — The Homes of Imaal, a poem / Jerome Keogh — Graney / Dorothy Leonard — Index to the Coolattin Estate Records, 1847-56, Part 2 / Paul Gorry — Thirty Five Years in West Wicklow (“Going to the Country”) / Rhoda Byrne — Appreciations: John Ó Donovan, Jimmy Nolan of The Wood, Joseph Morrin — Book Reviews / Joseph Rattigan and Paul Gorry — List of Members.

Extra #1: Contains black & white photographs and cover illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

From Orphanage to Ordination

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Full title: That could never be: a memoir

Creator / Author: Kevin Dalton with Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 192p

When Published: 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: Columba Press /55A Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

About: A memoir of the life of Kevin Dalton, who as a child spent fourteen years in orphanages. He had always wanted to be ordained as a Church of Ireland clergyman and book goes on to detail how that ambition came to be achieved.

ID number(s): 1856073939 / 9781856073936

Chapters: Beginnings (1932-1941) — The Havergal (1941-1949) — Another world (Christmas 1942) — Moyaliffe (1942-1949) — Hens and eggs (1949-1951) — The Harding  (1951-1954) — The Mill and The Flat (1952-1961) — Trinity (1961-1966) — The States (1966-1967) — Stillorgan (1967-1972) — Drumcondra, North Strand (1972-1979) — Monkstown (1979- ).

WW Connection #1: Co-author, Patrick Semple, 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 co-author’s website:  http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Census of Aghowle

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Aghowle (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 September 2012.

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

About: The Census returns for the Aghowle 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: Aghowle Lower — Aghowle Upper — Barnacashel — Boley — Coolkenna — Kilquiggin — Mungacullin — Quigginroe.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Aghowle DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Aghowle DED

What Lies Beneath

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Full title: Beneath the Poulaphuca reservoir: the 1939 Poulaphuca survey of the lands flooded by the Liffey reservoir scheme

Creator / Author: Christiaan Corlett (editor)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 352p

When Published:  2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: Stationery Office, Dublin.

About: A handsome and comprehensive presentation of the results of a survey that took place in 1939 of the lands that were soon to be flooded forever to create the Poulaphuca Reservoir.  The editor brings to light for the first time the maps, photographs, folklore and recollections of an area now submerged.

ID number(s): 0755776062 / 9780755776061

Chapters: Preface — Introducion — Poulaphuca area — Origins of the Liffey Reservoir Scheme — The Poulaphuca Survey — Significance of the survey — Conclusion — Editor’s Note — The Survey: Areas A to G — Appendix1: Archaeological investigations — Appendix 2: Acquisitions by the National Museum of Ireland — Appendix 3: Burgage Graveyard — Appendix 4: Burgage Burial Register — Appendix 5: Sources of the material collected during the Poulaphuca Survey — Appendix 6: An account of the Irish Army engineers blowing up Blessington Bridge — Index.

Extra #1: includes many photographs, maps and illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Meditations as Gaelige

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Full title: Salmurnaithe

Creator / Author: Caoimhín de Líon (writer) and Bríd Dáibhís (translator)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 160p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta, Teach Manresa, S.J., Baile na gCorr, Cluain Tarbh, Baile Átha Cliath 3.

About: A book of meditations and prayers based on Psalms 1-150. This is a translation into the Irish language of the collection titled ‘Psalm Prayers for Every Mood’. The original English-language edition was published under the author’s English name, Kevin Lyon, in 1997 and issued in a new revised edition in 2000.

ID number(s): 0954075323

Chapters: Macnamh ar Shalm 1, 2, 3…….Macnamh ar Shalm 148, 149, 150.

WW Connection #1: The original author served at various times, as parish priest of Blessington, of Dunlavin and of Donard.

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.kevinlyon.info/index.html

Armchair Archaeology

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Full title: Googling the Landscape: Discovering a Prehistoric Landscape in West Wicklow

Creator / Author: C. J. Darby

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 4p

Journal Information: Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 20-23

When Published: Winter 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: A short article about how the still-developing technology of Google EarthTM  has been used to locate previously unrecorded field monuments in parts of West Wicklow. The article focuses on the areas of Ballinascollogue and Ballinabrocky.

ID number(s): 0790-892X

Extra #1: includes photographs and screenshots.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: 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.

West Wicklow Through Scottish Eyes (1)

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Full title: The Wicklow World of Elizabeth Smith, 1840 – 1850.

Creator / Author: Dermot James and Séamas Ó Maitiú, editors.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 160p

When Published: 1996

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Woodfield Press / 29 Oaklands Terrace, Terenure, Dublin 6.

About: Elizabeth Smith (neé Grant) was born in Scotland in 1797. While in India, she met and married Colonel Henry Smith of Baltiboys House. After he inherited the estate, they came to live there. Elizabeth kept a journal which describes her day to day life and that of the surrounding areas. The editors of this book have taken a selection of extracts from her journal and penned a commentary covering the period 1840 – 1850.

ID number(s): 095284530X /9780952845300 (paperback edition)

ID number(s): 0952845318 / 9780952845317 (hardback edition)

Chapters: Preface — Introducing Elizabeth Smith — 1840 – ‘All thriving except old Shannon’  — 1841-1842 ‘My whole heat is in Baltiboys’  — 1843-1844 ‘Twelve busy years we have lived here’  — 1845 ‘Two damaged potatoes, the first we have seen’ — 1846 ‘Here comes the famine’  — 1847 ‘Alas, the famine progresses’  — 1848 ‘We in Baltiboys must descend a few pegs’  — 1849 ‘God help the country, man won’t seemingly’ — 1850 ‘The starving children are looking better already’ — Epilogue — Appendix 1: Memorials of the dead — Appendix 2: Historical and statistical descriptions of Blessington, Baltiboys and Ballymore,1837 –Index to placenames — Index to persons.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, editor Séamas Ó Maitiú is a resident of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes many illustrations, photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Poulaphuca Pottery Piece

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Full title: A Decorated Neolithic Rim-sherd from Britonstown, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Michael Ryan

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. 15(4), (1974 – 75), pp. 425-427

When Published: 1975

Publisher / Place of Publication: JCKAS / Kildare

About: A fragment of decorated pottery was found at water’s edge of Poulaphuca. This article sets out to identify the piece and compare it to finds from other locations.

WW Connection #1: Britonstown is in the parish of Hollywood in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes illustration.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

 Extra #2: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Death of a Broadcaster

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Full title: John O’Donovan [Obituary]

Creator / Author: Lena Boylan

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 2p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. 16(5), (1985 – 86), pp. 542-543

When Published: 1986

Publisher / Place of Publication: JCKAS / Kildare

About: A two-page obituary of the broadcaster and author John O’ Donovan who was most famous for the RTE Radio programme, ‘Dear Sir or Madam’. In writing newspaper articles, John O’Donovan used the pseudonym Andrew Marsh.

WW Connection #1: John O’Donovan was a regular and frequent visitor to West Wicklow and owned a house in the Valleymount area.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

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