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Battle of Baltinglass Baby

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© Independent News & Media PLC

Full title: Secrets of a small-town postmistress

Creator / Author: Dermot Bolger

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 4pp

Journal Information: Halcyon Magazine, 05/02/2014, pp. 8-11

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Independent Newspapers / 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1.

About: When Helen Cooke lost her job in the local post-office in 1950, it gave rise to an episode in modern Irish History known as ‘The Battle of Baltinglass’. This article gives an brief account of that episode but only as background to a family saga that involved a baby daughter being raised by an aunt as her own and the efforts made by the family to thwart the girl finding out about her true parentage. The article appeared in the magazine ‘Halcyon’, which was published as a supplement in the Irish Independent newspaper of Wednesday, 5th February 2014.

Extra #1: Includes several photographs.

Extra #2: Read this article online via the publisher’s website Independent.ie

Hat-Tip: To Independent Newspapers for making this article available online.

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