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Cross by Name but not by Nature

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Full title: Crossbridge: ‘The Old Town in the Bog’ – Reminiscences of Crossbridge, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Helga Mullen and Crossbridge Retirement Group

Item Type / Page count: Book / 165p

When Published: 2002

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Authors] / Crossbridge, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

About: Crossbridge is an area approximately two miles to the west of Tinahely, covering about sixty square miles. This book contains history, folklore and reminiscences of the sixteen townlands that make up the area  once known as Moyntagh – the town in the bog. It is another example of an excellently produced history using local people as the focus of research.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Introduction — Townland Tales — 1798 Rebellion – Hedge Schools — Famine Period — Local Folklore — Stories, Recitations agus Scéalta Eile — Sporting and Walking Traditions — Crossbridge National School — Achievements Down the Years — Crossbridge Community Sports Hall.

Extra #1: Contains photographs.

Extra #2: Contains a fold-out map of the area.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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3 thoughts on “Cross by Name but not by Nature

  1. Margaret Morgan on said:

    Is this publication available for sale?

  2. Dear Margaret,

    Thank you for comment. This blog is just listing of items. We do not sell material. The book was locally published over 10 years ago and is probably fairly scarce now. You best bet is to try to obtain a used copy, if available, through the likes of:

    Then again, if anyone reading this blog has a copy for sale, please get in touch and we will pass on your details.

    West Wicklow Bookshelf

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