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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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2 thoughts on “Baltinglass Notes from 1907

  1. Nicholas Dunne-Lynch on said:

    I am working on a military biography of Miles Byrne, the Wexford rebel who served in Wicklow under Joseph Holt from early July to mid-November 1798. I am seeking possible accounts of Byrne in County Wicklow, either oral or written, or accounts of engagements in which he might have taken part against local yeomanry of regular government forces. I note that, although he writes that he accompanied Holt on one particular mission, Holt fails to mention him, though the details given by Byrne are otherwise remarkably similar to those given by Holt. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might look for this information?
    Nicholas Dunne-Lynch, Paris

  2. Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we don’t have any specialist information on your research topic. You probably have already seen what is available in published form. Among these:

    (1) The Hathi Trust website has the text of his three-volume memoirs:
    http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009009806?type%5B%5D=author&lookfor%5B%5D=%22Byrne%2C%20Miles%2C%201780-1862.%22&ft

    (2) Eneclann.ie have published a searchable CD-ROM ‘Some Notes of an Irish Exile of 1798, Being the Chapters from the Memoirs of Miles Byrne relating to Ireland (1910)’:
    http://www.eneclann.ie/acatalog/Miles_Byrne_Notes_of_an_Irish_Exile_1798.html

    Otherwise, we would suggest contacting the public library services of Counties Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford. They may very well have some material in their local history collections that is not yet listed in their catalogues.

    Finally, Professor Ruan O’ Donnell of University of Limerick has written extensively on 1798. It may be worth your while seeking his advice. His contact details may be found at:
    http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Faculties/Arts,_Humanities_%26_Social_Sciences/History/Staff/Ruan_ODonnell

    Good Luck with your research!

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