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Some Patriotic Irishmen

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Full title: The Bravest of the Brave

Creator / Author: Michael O’Reilly

Item Type / Page count: Book / 167p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Anna Livia Press / 5 Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: Each chapter in this book deals with a different person who has in various ways fought or championed for Irish freedom. The contents listed below indicates those people whom the author considers to be at the forefront of the struggle for Irish emancipation.

ID number(s): 1871311144

Contents: Introductions — The man who became a country (Eamon de Valera) — The longest funeral (Roger Casement) — United we stand – Divided we fall (Wolfe Tone) — Two fight or die (John Mitchel and Thomas Francis Meagher) — And then came November (Kevin Barry) — A man above all (Terence MacSwiney) — The bravest of the brave (Tom Clarke) — “Ireland unfree shall never be at peace” (Patrick Pearse) — Irish history at a glance — Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The author was born in Donard in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Statistical Snapshot of West Wicklow in 1851

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Full title: The Census of Ireland for the year 1851: Part I showing the area, population, and number of houses, by townlands and electoral divisions: County of Wicklow

Creator / Author: House of Commons, Great Britain

Item Type / Page count: Book / 32p

When Published: 1852

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

About: A statistical return of the extent of townlands and towns, their Poor Law valuation, the number of males/females and the number of houses in County Wicklow. The number of persons and houses for 1841 are included for comparison purposes. This allows for a quick check on the effect that the Great Famine had on the demographics of West Wicklow.

ID number(s): HC 1852-53, (1544), XCI.347

Contents: [West Wicklow Parishes Only] Aghowle — Ardoyne — Ballynure — Baltinglass — Blessington — Boystown — Burgage — Carnew — Crecrin — Crehelp  — Donaghmore — Donard — Dunlavin — Freynestown — Hacketstown — Hollywood — Kilbride — Kilcommon — Kilranelagh — Kiltegan — Liscolman — Rathbran — Rathsallagh — Rathtoole — Tober

Extra #1: Read this publication online  (pdf file) courtesy of  the Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland website.

Hat-Tip: Thanks to the EPPI website which contains a complete set of British Parliamentary Papers relating to Ireland and Irish affairs published during the period of the Act of Union (1801-1922).

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