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Households in Donaghmore Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Donaghmore

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 16p

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

ID number(s): None

Contents: Ballinabarny — Ballinabarny Gap — Ballinard — Ballinclea — Ballineddin Lower — Ballineddin Mountain — Ballineddin Upper — Ballinfoyle Lower — Ballinfoyle Upper — Ballintruerbeg — Ballintruermore — Ballyhubbock Lower — Ballyhubbock Upper — Ballyreask Ballytoole Lower — Ballytoole Upper — Ballyvoghan — Ballyvraghan — Blackpits — Blane — Brittas — Brusselstown — Bushfield — Camera — Camerahill North — Camerahill South — Cannow — Cannow Mountain — Castlequarter — Castleruddery Lower — Castleruddery Upper — Castlesallagh — Clonshannon — Clornagh — Coan — Colliga — Coolamaddra — Coolmoney — Crissadaun — Davidstown — Deerpark — Derrynamuck — Donaghmore — Drumreagh — Eadestown Hill — Eadestown Middle — Eadestown North — Eadestown South — Fauna — Gibstown — Kelashmore — Kilbreffy — Killybeg — Knickeen — Knockanarrigan — Knockandarragh — Knockaderry — Knockamunnion — Leitrim — Leoh — Levern — Lobawn — Lugnaquillia — Monroe — Moorspark — Moorstown — Newpark — Newtown — Pollaghadoo — Raheen — Randalstown — Rostyduff Lower — Rostyduff Upper — Seskin — Snugborough — Spinans, East — Spinans Hill — Spinans, Middle — Spinans, West — Stranahely — Sugarloaf — Table Mountain — Tinnahinch — Whitestown Lower — Whitestown Upper.

Extra #1: Read the entries for  GV Donaghmore 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

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Good Neighbours Guide

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Full title: Guide to Co. Kildare and West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Con Costello, illustrations by Maeve Costello, maps by Seán Byrne.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 144p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Leinster Leader Ltd. / Naas, Co. Kildare

About: The bulk of this publication consists of an A-Z of places in Kildare and West Wicklow with an explanation of each placename  and, where warranted, further details of its history and interesting features. It is a nice introduction to the area for tourists and newcomers and even natives will find much of interest.

ID number(s): 0950175854

Chapters: Acknowledgements — Introduction — Maps — Gazetteer – What to do in Kildare and West Wicklow — Useful Telephone Numbers — Glossary — Chronology — Some publications of Kildare interest.

Extra #1: includes several black & white illustrations of local landmarks.

Extra #2: includes maps of the areas covered.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

A Kelsha Summer Like No Other

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Full title: Annie Dunne [a novel]

Creator / Author: Sebastian Barry

Item Type / Page count: Book / 228p

When Published: 2002 and later editions

Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber and Faber Limited / 3 Queen Square, London WC 1N 3AU

About:  A novel about country life, changing times, young and old, relationships, innocence, loss and reconciliation. A whole lifetime of experiences within a single summer.

ID number(s): 0571203043 / 9780571216444 / 0571216447 /0670031127 / 9780670031122

WW Connection #1: The book is set in West Wicklow, particularly around the Kelsha area of Kiltegan.

WW Connection #2: Author has resided in West Wicklow, including the Tinahely area.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”Oh, Kelsha is a distant place, over the mountains from everywhere. You go over the mountains to get there, and eventually, through dreams.”

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 Publisher’s website.

Rural Life in West Wicklow 2003-2004

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Full title: Addressing quality of life issues in rural communities: a research report by Pobal Community Development Agency in partnership with Wicklow County Development Board

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Rural Communities Project Research Team

Item Type / Page count: Book / 41p

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Development Board [?] / County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow.

About: The West Wicklow Rural Communities Consultation Project was established in February 2003 in order to identify the key social exclusion issues that impact on rural communities in West Wicklow. The project centred on the Donard, Glen of Imaal, Rathdangan and Kiltegan areas of west Wicklow. The project led to the establishment of a research team, who carried out extensive consultations with a range of social groups in local communities between November 2003 and March 2004.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Acknowledgements – Executive summary – [Section 1 – Introduction]  The Research Context — Aims and Objectives — Defining the Research Area — Research Methodology — The Research Team — Structure of the Report — [Section 2 – Rural social exclusion in Ireland – an overview] Defining Social Exclusion — Social Change in Rural Communities — Social Exclusion in County Wicklow — [Section 3 – Outcomes from the consultation process] Introduction — Children – Youth – Women – Men — Older People — People with a Disability — [Section 4 – Analysis and conclusions] Demographic Change – Transport — Access to Health Care — Childminding Provision and Play Facilities — Road Safety — Environmental Services — Information and Advisory Services — Education and Training — Supporting Local Voluntary Effort – [Section 5 – Recommendations — Appendix 1: The Study Area in Profile — Appendix 2: Community and Voluntary Organisations in West Wicklow – Bibliography – List of Tables – List of Figures.

Extra #1: Includes some photographs and graphs.

Extra #2: Includes 10 demographic tables covering 2002 and 1996-2002.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

 

A First Valleymount Compendium

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Full title: Valleymount – Facets of our Local History. Part One

Creator / Author: Fr. Richard Cantwell (editor) & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Magazine (Complete issue) / 65p

When Published: Christmas 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: Parish of Valleymount / Valleymount, Co. Wicklow.

About: Available for the princely sum of 50p, this is the first of four miscellanies which gathers together local history material that was first published separately in various issues of the Valleymount Parish News.  It covers areas such as Lacken, Baltyboys, Poulaphuca and Valleymount and contains a roughly 50/50 mix of church history and secular history. It is a photocopied rather than printed publication and the price and quality of reproduction reflects this.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Cover drawing: The Church — Introduction / Fr. Richard Cantwell  — Church Windows [Our four stained glass windows from the Harry Clarke studios / Fr. Richard Cantwell  – Place Names [Names of townships etc in our Parish of Valleymount] — Death of Fr. Jones [Parish Priest killed in accident] — Recipes: 19th Century [taken from old Valleymount Register 1844-59] — Building Agreement 1862 – Blackditches Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Blackditches: its history and its pastors / T. M. O’Reilly — Parish Priests of Valleymount (formerly Baltyboys or Blackditches) — Guide: to Tourists and Sportsmen visiting Blessington and its Environs / T. M. O’Reilly – Advertisements of an earlier age — Tithe Applotment List 1834 / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Stations across the King’s River 1834 / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Tombstones in Baltyboys Cemetery / Brian J. Cantwell — Ballyknockan Brass and Reed Band / Kay Byrne — Lease of former Presbytery, Valleymount / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Fr. Francis O’Loughlin — Ballyknockan Granite Quarries / Mary McEvoy and Annie McEvoy – Plane crash Blackhill, 1941 / Peter Garry [?] – Lacken Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Baptismal Font in Lacken Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Baptismal Font in Valleymount Church – Lease of Lacken Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Parish Visitation: Blackditches and Lacken 1840 / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Lacken / Mrs. White – Presentation to Mrs Easie Gallagher / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Dedication of Lacken Church to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1882 – The Hollywood Stone / Aiden O’Sullivan – Quaker burial ground in Baltyboys / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Rude stone monument at Lacken / Fr. Richard Cantwell – The excavation of a relig at Ballyknockan – Two ringforts submerged at Ballyknockan – Poulaphuca reservoir / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Murder at Butterhill – Presentation to Fr. Heffernan – Fr. Finney’s affairs – Items from ‘Leinster Leader’.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations and reproduction photographs throughout the text.

Extra #2: Link to the full text of this magazine via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.

Extra #3: Hat tip to John Hussey who maintains the Blessington.jimdo.com website for posting the text of this magazine online

Michael Dwyer in Short

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Full title: Michael Dwyer of Imaal

Creator / Author: Ruán O’Donnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 1p

Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 23

When Published: Autumn 2003

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

About: A very short article on Michael Dwyer included in a special Robert Emmet Bicentenary issue of History Ireland magazine.

ID number(s): 0791-8224

Extra #1: includes portrait of Dwyer.

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.

Sixth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 6, 2011

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors, joint editors Chris Lawlor, Donal McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 100p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: West Wicklow Historical Society / Baltinglass (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: The sixth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue contains articles featuring locations as diverse as Calverstown, Co. Kildare, Glen of Imaal, High Park and Australia. The major article in this edition is ’Pastimes’ by Joseph McArdle, a fictional account of life in the Tuckmill area of Baltinglass in the late 19th century. It is a chapter from a manuscript entitled ‘The Hillside Farm, or How We Lived in the Eighties’. Another chapter from this manuscript was published in Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 5, 2009.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: A word from the Chairman — Ramblings of the Secretary — Death in the valley / James Durney — Blackhall Castle, Calverstown, Co. Kildare  / Cora Crampton – Knockpatrick Hill legend / Dorothy Leonard — Michael Dwyer and Bridget Brown of Cummock / David Ward — The role of  horses in farm life in the 1920’s / Stanley Jackson — Miscellaneous biographical notices relating to Baltinglass, appearing in newspapers, 1748-1904 / Paul Gorry – Martin Byrne, 1815-1892 / Dermot Kavanagh and Brian Kavanagh — Farewell to the 25-pounder field gun / James Scannell — Hollywood, an historic village /  John Glennon — Passage tombs in West Wicklow / Mairéad Connellan — Pastimes / Joseph McArdle — The Westbys and High Park House / Peadar Cullen — St. Nicholas’s Holy Well, Tournant / Chris Lawlor — Christmas Day 1910 Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway timetable / James Scannell.

Extra #1: Contains several black & white photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Census of Eadestown

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Eadestown (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of September 2013.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: The Census returns for the Eadestown District Electoral Division arranged alphabetically by townland. The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2nd April 1911.

Contents: Ballinroan Lower — Ballinroan Upper — Boley — Boleycarrigeen — Boleylug — Cloghnagaune — Colvinstown Lower — Colvinstown Upper (1901 only) — Coolinarrig Lower — Coolinarrig Upper — Downings — Eadestown Hill — Eadestown North — Eadestown South — Keadeen — Kill — Kilranelagh — Moorstown — Spinans East — Spinans Middle — Spinans West —

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Eadestown DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Eadestown DED

Two Stone Age Relics From Killamoat

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Full title: Two Stone Axeheads from Killamoat Upper, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Etienne Rynne

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 4p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 50-53

When Published: 1964-65

Publisher / Place of Publication: Co. Kildare Archaeological Society / Naas, Co. Kildare

About:   A short article on the identification of two separate stone-age axeheads found near Rathdangan in West Wicklow. Interestingly, one of them probably came from the close-by Donard area while the other seems to be most likely from County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Both items are now in the National Museum.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes illustration and map.

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.

A Bygone Christmas Gift From Hollywood

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Full title: Ballymore Eustace and Hollywood Chronicle

Creator / Author: Maurice Browne P.P (editor) & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 103p

When Published: Christmas 1972

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Parish of Ballymore Eustace and Hollywood] / [Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare].

About: This is the second issue of the parish magazine, produced some twenty years after the inaugural issue. The driving force behind both was Rev. Fr. Maurice Browne, P.P. of the parish. Fr. Browne also authored several books and other items under the pen name of ‘Joseph Brady’. This issue gathers together articles of contemporary and historical interest. It is not certain if any further issues were ever published.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Cover photograph: The bridge over the Liffey at Ballymore Eustace — Frontispiece: Adoration of the Magi [photograph of a painting from the Beit Collection] – Foreword / Maurice Browne P.P. — Fords and bridges over the River Liffey [extract] / Archdeacon Sherlock — Commentary on extract from ‘Fords and bridges over the River Liffey’  — Parish Priest comes of age / Maurice Browne P.P. – I remember Ballymore / Captain Spencer Freeman — The Beit Collection of pictures [extract from the Beit Collection] / F. J. B. Watson — Eight years hard in a Dublin Pawn-office / Tom Whittle — Six months for potheen [short story] / Paddy Wolfe , told to him by Capt. John Walshe –Through Bible lands / Mick McDonald — From Bluebell to Hollywood / Thomas Kearney C.C. — Hollywood [poem] / Bill Evans — The station in the mountain: Turlough Hill — The Liffey Water Supply / Gus Murphy — Pages from diary of a pilgrimage to The Holy Land / Joseph Brady — Ardenode Stud / Margaret Mullion — Footnote to ‘Ardenode Stud’/ Maurice Browne P.P. – Paroiste Bhailemor na nIustasach / P. Ó Brosnacháin – The new curriculum / Michael Conway – Work in progress in the infant school / Patricia Kennealy – Picnic abhi againn [duais aiste] / Bríd Ní Chuillin – The Ghost [prize poem] / George Murphy – Prize essays Ballymore School, Senior Class – Punchestown races [prize essay] /  Matthew Dooley – When I grow up [prize essay] / Martina Nolan – Through the eyes of a child: visit of the Archbishop to Ballymore school – Ballymore Eustace I.C.A. / Mary Connolly – St. Vincent de Paul Society Ballymore Eustace – Corpus Christi procession at Ballymore Eustace [photo essay] – Paddy Kerr’s beagles / Louise Kerr – The Poulaphooca hare [poem] / Sean Mackey – Ballymore Handball Club / Matt Purcell – Boxing in Ballymore Eustace / Bill Evans – The Badminton Club / Claire Doyle – “Fairway to success” / Pauline Daly – The judgment of Ballymore [poem extract] / Dick Hynes and Anon – The imaginary menagerie.

Extra #1: Contains several black & white photographs throughout the text.

Extra #2: Contains several period advertisements from local businesses.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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