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Dunlavin Up To 1913

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Full title: Dunlavin, Tornant and Tober, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 17p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. VII, Number 4, pp. 217-233

When Published: July 1913

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby / 116 Grafton Street, Dublin

About:   Traces the history of the lands of Dunlavin from ancient times, then to its becoming a manor in the possession of the Archbishops of Dublin, on to its ownership by the Bulkeley, later Tynte Family. The article includes information on antiquities in the area.  

Extra #1: includes illustrations, a map, a photograph of the area and family tree of Bulkeley/Tynte.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Households in Boystown Parish in middle of 19th century (1)

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Full title: Parish of Boystown

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 5p

When Published: 1854

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 Abbey Street, Dublin.

Parent Publication [book]: County of Wicklow: valuation of the several tenements comprising that portion of the Union of Baltinglass situate in the county above named / Richard Griffith, General Valuation Office / 106pp

About: The property tax system of 1850’s Ireland. It was the first major attempt at valuing property. This section lists householders in that part of the Parish of Boystown which is covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass. The remainder of the Parish of Boystown was within the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Annacarney — Bawnoge — Blackditches — Carrigacurra — Granabeg — Knockalt — Monamuck — Togher — Valleymount or Cross.

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Boystown Parish within Baltinglass Union (pdf file).

Extra #2: Search Griffiths Valuation and link to contemporary maps at AskAboutIreland.ie

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Link to the blog post for the part of GV Boystown Parish within Naas Union

From Camenabologue to Toorboy


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Full title: The place-names of Co. Wicklow : II – The barony of  Ballinacor South

Creator / Author: Liam Price

Item Type / Page count: Book / 52p

When Published: 1946 (reprinted 1983- )

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

About: This is the second 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): None

Chapters: Knockrath Parish (part) – Ballinacor Parish — Ballykine Parish — Kilpipe Parish — Preban Parish – Moyne Parish — Kilcommon Parish —Hacketstown Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Gathering up Kiltegan History

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© The Publisher

Full title: Kiltegan : the Gathering 2013

Creator / Author: Kiltegan ‘Gathering’ Committee

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 56p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kiltegan ‘Gathering’ Committee / Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow

About: A handsomely-produced booklet that uses ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ nationwide event as the focus for looking back at Kiltegan and aspects of its history. The booklet mainly contains short articles of 1-2 pages mostly written by Mary Hickson although several other people have contributed pieces as well.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the booklet was printed in Baltinglass.

Chapters: Kiltegan – your own place — Kiltegan Village  — Early Kiltegan — The Hume connection with Kiltegan — Kilranelagh – Talbotstown — Michael Dwyer — Bicentenary of Saint Peter’s Church, Kiltegan (1806-2006) — Church of the Assumption, Tynock — St. Brigid’s Church, Talbotstown — Naomh Treasa National School, Tynock — Scoil Naomh Bríd, Talbotstown — St. Peter’s National School, Kiltegan — Memories of walking home from Tynock School in the 1960’s — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, High Park — Slí an Chroí — The Kiltegan Village People (listing those living 70-80 years ago, 50 years ago and 25 years ago) — Kiltegan Village Crossroads — Kiltegan GAA Club — Kiltegan Camogie Club — Two Great Gaels — Kiltegan ICA — St. Tegan’s Hall — Kiltegan Drama — Set Dancing — St. Peter’s Parish Centre — Hill walking in the Kiltegan area — Emigration from Kiltegan — The human face of the recession — ‘Gathering’ Calendar of events 2013 — Bibliography.

Extra #1: includes numerous full colour & black/white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

More than a Beit-sized Plan

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© Heritage Council

Full title: Russborough County Wicklow Conservation Plan

Creator / Author: The integrated conservation group for The Heritage Council and The Alfred Beit Foundation

Item Type / Page count: Book / 93p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Heritage Council / Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny

About: A thorough and insightful report, which perhaps for the first time, puts the significance of the house and its grounds fully into the public record. It details the history, profiles the current state of the property and provides a roadmap for its future sustainability as one of the major tourist attractions not just of West Wicklow but of the wider South-East region.

ID number(s): 1393–6808 / 1901137457

Contents: FOREWORD — SUMMARY — the background — the conservation plan – participants — UNDERSTANDING RUSSBOROUGH — historical development — the house — the architect — Richard Castle — the families of Russborough — the collections and the collectors — landscape, built features and habitats — changes through the centuries — THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RUSSBOROUGH — the estate — the house — the demesne — the Milltown and Beit collections — the architectural drawing collection — the statues — wildlife habitats — the visitors — ISSUES AFFECTING THE ESTATE TODAY — issues affecting the integrity and setting of the demesne — issues affecting the house — issues relating to services installations, safety and security — issues affecting the collections — issues affecting other estate features — visitor management issues — resource management issues – POLICIES – Policies relating to the integrity and setting of the demesne — Policies relating to maintenance and repair of the built fabric of the house — policies relating to services installations — Policies relating to the collections — Policies relating to other estate features — Policies relating to visitor management — Policies relating to resource management — RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION, MANAGEMENT AND REVIEW — implementation and management — business plan — visitor survey — review procedures – BIBLIOGRAPHY — LIST OF PLATES — LIST OF FIGURES – APPENDICES.

Extra #1: Contains 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.

Extra #4: Link to the full text of this publication online via the Heritage Council of Ireland website

Michael Dwyer – hero of another novel

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© The Publisher

Full title: Citizen Dwyer [a novel]

Creator / Author: Sean McCarthy

Item Type / Page count: Book / 353p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: New Island / 2 Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.

About: The life of Michael Dwyer written as a novel. It manages to put flesh on the bare bones of history and brings our hero vividly to life. Unusually for a novel each chapter has been given a detailed title.

ID number(s): 9781848401228

Chapters: I: Michael Dwyer speaks out from the darkness, and tells us how he wooed Mary Doyle of Donard — II: Michael celebrates his wedding and recalls the dreadful fight at Dairenamuck — III: The first citizen is christened and Michael takes a drink — IV: Michael is inspired by Robert Emmet. But revolution turns to tragedy on the streets of Dublin — V: 1803/1804 was a harsh winter and Michael relates how he made the best of a bad lot between Beresford and Hume — VI: Here he tells us of the old jail days in Kilmainham – the family all together in one place for the longest time — VII: Sad farewells and a very long journey. Michael tells us of the great sacrifice he is going to make for his family — VIII: Sobering prospects in the colony. A year of clearing and building is achieved, but will it be to no avail? — IX: The four are tried and convicted. In the penal colony Michael gets an opportunity for bitter revenge — X: How they started from the beginning again and Michael is offered a position which may solve their problems or land them in even deeper trouble — XI: The Duke of Wellington brings bad news from Ireland. But God’s anointed also disembarks and the old penal days of Ireland are commemorated in the colony — XII: He is promoted but given an unwanted task that ends in tragedy — XIII: Michael finds himself in a new profession, but all who know him believe that it may indeed be the death of him -– Historical note.

Extra #1: Opening line: “The twelfth day, as always, belonged to the women. The men did their chores….”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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