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Census of Shillelagh

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Shillelagh (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 October 2012.

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

About: The Census returns for the Shillelagh 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: Ballard — Ballyknocker — Ballyknocker West (1901 only) — Ballynultagh — Barnamuinga — Crone — Minmore — Raheenakit — Shillelagh Town.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Shillelagh DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Shillelagh DED

Say Hello to the O’Byrnes

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Full title: The Clan O’Byrne of Leinster AD 400-1700 : a compilation of available historical information

Creator / Author: Paul J. Burns

Item Type / Page count: Book / 61p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: House of Lochar / Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YR, Scotland.

About: The O’Byrnes are one of the great ancient clans of Ireland. They ended up in the Wicklow Mountains where they created a stronghold from which they regularly attacked the inhabitants of The Pale.  In eight brief chapters the author provides an overview of the history of the O’Byrnes.

ID number(s): 1899863834 / 9781899863839

Contents: The First Millennium — The 11th Century — The 12th Century — The 13th Century — The 14th Century — The 15th Century — Map from ‘Ireland under Elizabeth’ by Don Philip O’Sullivan — The 16th Century — The 17th Century — Genealogical Table from ‘The History of the Clan O’Toole and Other Leinster Septs’ by Rev. P. L. O’Toole — Appendix A: Other origins of the name Byrne or Burns — Appendix B: Gormlaith — Genealogies — Select Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes map, illustrations, and family tree.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Murder of Marilyn

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Full title: The Tunnels: the shocking murder of Marilyn Rynne

Creator / Author: Stephen Rae

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 16p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Blackwater Press / c/o Folens Publishers, Unit 8, Broomhill Business Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Parent Publication [book]: Killers: murders in Ireland / by Stephen Rae / 178pp

About: An account of the investigation into the murder of Marilyn Rynn in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin during Christmas Week, 1996. David Lawler was subsequently convicted of this crime in which DNA evidence played a substantial role.

ID number(s): 0861218744 / 9780861218745

WW Connection #1: The perpetrator of this crime was born and raised in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: A new and revised edition of this book was published in 2002 under the title ‘ Guilty: violent crimes in Ireland”.

The Best of Stratford

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Full title: Stratford on Slaney: village design statement

Creator / Author: Wicklow Rural Partnership / Wicklow County Council

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 19p

When Published: July 2005

Co-Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow Rural Partnership / Saville House, Saville’s Cross, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.

Co-Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Council / County Buildings, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow.

About: An A4-size full-colour document that has been produced through an extensive community consultation programme of meetings, workshops and questionnaires. It provides an account of the distinctive character of the village as seen through the eyes of local people and challenges the direction of future development.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Introduction — Process — Village Profile — Village Structure – Setting and Approach — The village in its landscape setting — Village streetscape — Buildings and details — Design guidelines.

Extra #1: Contains many illustrations, colour photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Dwyer Down Under

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Full title: The Rebel of Glenmalure: a history of Michael Dwyer

Creator / Author: George Cargeeg

Item Type / Page count: Book / 112p

When Published: 1988

Publisher / Place of Publication: Hesperian Press / P.O. Box 317, Victoria Park 6100, 65 Oats Street, Carlisle 6101, Western Australia

About: This book takes up the story of Michael Dwyer in Australia and reports on extensive genealogical investigations into his descendants. The author is himself a great great grandson of the famous 1798 rebel leader.

ID number(s): 0859051269 / 9780859051262

Contents: Foreword — Part I Ireland — Part II Australia — Part III Descendants of Michael and Mary Dwyer and Genealogies — Addendum Grace and Shaughnessy Families — Hughes Family — Appendices — References — Bibliography — Maps and Photos.

Extra #1: Includes maps, illustrations, photographs and family trees.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Once Upon a Time…

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Full title: Folk-Tales from Carlow and West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Pádraig Ó Tuathail

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 48p

Journal Information: Béaloideas, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 46-94

When Published: June 1937

Publisher / Place of Publication: An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann/The Folklore of Ireland Society / Newman Building, UCD , Belfield Dublin 4.

About: The author collected these stories in the area of Hacketstown, Co Carlow and the adjoining West Wicklow hinterland in 1934. The settings for these fairy and ghost tales range from Glenmalure to Aughavanagh, Tinahely and Knockananna. Echoes of folk tales told across national cultures will be found in the pieces collected here.

ID number(s): 0332-270X

Contents: The Fiery Dragon – The Mermaid and the King’s Son — The Haunted House — The Haunted House (another version) — The Soldier and the Gun — The Hare, Lion, Eagle and Spider — The Enchanted King and Queen — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — Castle of the Underworld — Cinderella — The Farmer and His Three Sons — Jack the Giant Killer — The Jealous Husband — Jack Bound to a Robber — The Crock of Gold — The Man and the Corn — Story Without End — In Search of Stories — Magic Milking — The Magic Hare — The Old Woman and the Priest — Bewitching of Butter I – III — The Fairy Rath — Escape from Robbers — Tales of the Fairies I – XXIV — Editorial Note.

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.

 

A Big Confession Box

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Full title: The Penance Room [a novel]

Creator / Author: Carol Coffey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 390p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Press / 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.

About: The residents of Broken Hill Nursing Home in Australia all have a troubled past. A mysterious younger man arrives to chronicle the lives of these elderly immigrants. Would their secrets best be left uncovered or, if revealed, what will the fall-out be?  This is the author’s second novel.

ID number(s): 9781842234082

WW Connection #1: The author lives in the Baltinglass area of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening line: “”Mum!” I scream as I jump from my bed and stare into the darkness. Sweat drips from my face and, as my breathing eases, I realise that I have dreamt the same dream once again and have woken as usual just in time to feel the vibrations of the 3 a.m. freight train to Sydney as it pases by the back of our house…”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to book review via: Irish Examiner

Ancient Landscape of Dunlavin / Donard

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Creator / Author: Patrick T. Walshe

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 29p

Journal Information: Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Seventh Series, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 113-141

When Published: December 1931

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

About: A  substantial article on the archaeological remains to be found in this area of West Wicklow. The author divides the article into headings such as: Some notes on the early history of the district; Ancient battle sites; Tumuli, raths and moats; Dolmens and stone circles; Standing stones, bullaun stones and other antiquities.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: includes photographs.

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.

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