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Households in Dunlavin Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Dunlavin

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 10p

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 the Parish of Dunlavin, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Annalecky — Blackhill — Boherboy — Brewershill — Cowpasture — Decoy — Dunlavin Lower — Dunlavin Upper — Town of Dunlavin — Forristeen — Knockandort — Knocknagull — Lorrug — Loughmouge Lower — Loughmouge Upper — Lugatryna — Merginstown — Merginstown Demesne — Merginstown Glen — Milltown — Plezica — Rathbawn — Toberbeg — Tornant Lower — Tornant Upper — Uppertown — Ballylea.

Extra #1: Read the entries for  GV Dunlavin Parish (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

Tinahely Tenor’s Top Twenty +

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Full title: Dermot Troy – Remembered

Creator / Author: Dermot Troy

Item Type / Count: Music CD / 24 tracks

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: RTÉ / Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

About: This is a music compact disc issued on the RTÉ Lyric FM label. The lyric tenor Dermot Troy had a brief but remarkable life. He did not study music until he was 22 years old, but regrettably died from a heart attack at the age of thirty-five. In the intervening years he shared a stage with the likes of Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland and Elizabeth Schwartzkopf and has come to be regarded as second only to Count John McCormack.

ID number(s): RTELYRICCD114

Contents [Track listing]: Lament for Owen Roe — An Piobaire — The Enchanted Valley — Padraic the Fidler — The Gentle Maiden — She is Far From the Land — The Last Rose of Summer — Believe Me if all These — At the Mid Hour of the Night — The Minstrel Boy — Rase, Schiksal [from Zaide] — Herr Und Freund [from Zaide] — Standhen — Ich Liebe Dich — Gern Hab Ich Die Frauen — Core ‘ ngrato — Funiculi, Funicula — L’Ultima Canzone — Marechiare — Love Could I Only Tell Thee — Rose of Picardy — Home, Sweet Home — Shine Through My Dreams — As I Sit Here.

WW Connection #1: Dermot Troy was born in Tinahely in South West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes CD insert booklet with much biographical information and photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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


A Viking Adventure for Kids

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Full title: Voyage to Victory [a novel]

Creator / Author: Kieran Fanning

Item Type / Page count: Book / 125p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mentor Books / 43 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.

About: A children’s novel in the form of a puzzle book. This is the second of four titles in a series called Code Crackers which require the reader to solve puzzles before moving on to subsequent pages. The book is aimed at a nine to thirteen-year-old readership. In this volume, the heroes, Sam and Lisa, are somehow transported back in time to the 8th century and get involved in a Viking adventure.

ID number(s): 1842100858  / 9781842100851

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Stratford-on-Slaney in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”The old bus chugged towards the Heritage Museum. Only five minutes to go. It was school tour time again and amid the shouting, paper flicking, singing and general chaos that existed on the bus sat two best friends, Sam and Lisa. Of course they were sitting away from each other because teachers never allow friends to sit together. “You’ll only get each other into trouble”, explained Miss Fussy……

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Contains illustrations by the author.

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website [http://www.kieranfanning.com/]

The Clash of the Ash Over the Centuries

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Full title: Warriors, Legends & Heroes: The Archaeology of Hurling

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 32-34

When Published: Autumn 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: A short article about the archaeological evidence that can be produced to illuminate the origins of our warrior sport. (Unfortunately, Wicklow seems to have been disinherited).

ID number(s): 0790-892X

WW Connection #1: Author Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes colour photographs and illustrations.

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.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

Baltinglass Notes from 1907

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Full title: Historical Notes on Baltinglass in Modern Times

Creator / Author: E. P. O’Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V, pp. 332-338

When Published: 1908

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

About:   This short article is the text of a paper read at a meeting of the Kildare Archaeological Society held in Baltinglass on Wednesday, the 11th September, 1907.  The author was a prominent businessman / publican in the town and, at the time of presenting the paper, was  Chairman of Wicklow County Council. His business was located at the site of the present day Germaines.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.


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