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Two Centuries of Stratford on Slaney History

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Full title: A Guide to Stratford on Slaney History and Folklore 1780-1974 : a Backward Glance of 200 Years

Creator / Author: Stratford on Slaney I.C.A. Guild, edited by Tommy Bourne

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 16p

When Published: 1974

Publisher / Place of Publication: Tommy Bourne / Stratford on Slaney, Co. Wicklow.

About: This booklet was conceived as an entry in a history and folklore competition in 1974. It went on to win a National Arts Award. It calls on the memories of various families to build up a guide to what the area was like from the mid 1700’s to the 1970’s.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Introduction — History and folklore — Flora and fauna — Place names — Family names — Peculiar features.

Extra #1: Includes sketch map and photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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4 thoughts on “Two Centuries of Stratford on Slaney History

  1. simon valentine on said:

    How do I read the contents of this booklet? Forgive me but I don’t understand how your system works. You send me details of many West Wicklow sources of information that I would like to read, but unfortunately I have not been able to work out how to do it. Can you help me? Many thanks

    • Thank you for your comment. This blog includes a scan of the cover of many of the items described. However, due to copyright legislation, we are precluded from reproducing the entire content. In a small number of cases, the full text may be freely available online. If this is known to us, the link to the full text will be included in the blog description. Apart from this, the other alternatives are to find a copy in a library or to purchase a copy, if such is available.

  2. Sheelagh on said:

    I have recently found out that our family came from Stratford-on-Slaney late in the 1800’s so I’d be interested in reading this booklet.
    Do you know if it’s available for purchase from a person or bookstore in the area?

    • Thank you for your comment. This booklet was published locally in 1974 and has been unavailable for many years. If you are extremely lucky you may come across a copy for sale on e-bay. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any copies in local libraries or even in the National Library of Ireland. If we were ever to get permission to put the full text of the booklet online, we would be happy to do so.

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