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A Century of Gaelic Games

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Full title: The leathers echo: a story of hurling, football, handball and camogie in Co. Wicklow from 1884 to 1984

Creator / Author: Jim Brophy / photography by Johnny Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Book / 638p

When Published: November 1984 in honour of the Centenary year.

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow Co. Board G.A.A / [Aughrim, County Wicklow]

About: To commemorate the centenary of the founding of the Gaelic Athletic Association each county in Ireland produced a book on the history of the GAA in that county. This is Wicklow’s contribution and what a contribution it is. A massive 638-page volume details 100 years of Gaelic Games activities in the county. It includes club histories, significant results and teamsheets all set against the context of 100 years of local and national history.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Author’s Note – Focal ón gCathaoirleach – Thanks – Dialann Seachtaine i gClub i     1984 – The First Convention – The Power and the Politics – How it all began – The Years of Struggle 1887-1929 – [Club Histories Section] – Annacurra – Arklow Rock Parnells – Arklow Geraldines – Ashford – Avoca – Avondale – Aughrim – Ballinacor – Ballinastoe – Ballymanus – Ballymoney – Baltinglass – Barndarrig – Blessington – Bray Emmets – Carnew Emmets – Coolboy – Coolkenno – Donard – Dunlavin – Enniskerry – Forestry College – Bray – Glenealy – Greystones – Hollywood – Kilbride – Kilcoole – Killiskey – Kilmacanogue – Kiltegan – Knockananna – Lacken – Laragh – Newcastle – Newtown – Rathdangan – Roundwood – Rathnew – Shillelagh – Stratford – St. Kevin’s, Bray – St. Patrick’s – St. Fergal’s – The Glen of Imaal – Tinahely – Tuckmill – Valleymount — The Men of the West / Peter Keogh – In the deep South / Seamus O’Duinn – Along the East Coast – Report from the North / Tommy Coleman – [Some Other Clubs Section] – Ballinglen – Grangecon – Ballykillageer – Crossbridge – Ballinatona – Whitestown – Glenmalure – Ballyteskin – Glassnarget – Moneystown – Delgany – Redcross – Brittas – Hacketstown – Ballycoogue – Eire Óg/Greystones – The Greatest Wicklow Team – A leader from Killiskey – One of Wicklow’s Biggest days – Six Wicklow Teams Played in Wexford – The Year Wicklow Reached the Leinster Senior Final – A Trip to Clonskeagh in 1889 – How I Became a Referee / Eamonn Moules – The Perils of Refereeing! / Jimmy Hatton – The day of the ‘Long Count’ – From Kilcoole to San Francisco / Jimmy Hatton – Cumann Luth-Chleas Gael na nGairm Scol / Hugh O’Brien – When Wicklow Played Senior Hurling – Wicklow’s First Hurling Win – Champions of Leinster 1954 [ballad] / Jimmy Smullen – The Rise of Wicklow Hurling / Jackie Napier – The Year Sixty-Seven an All Ireland Success [poem] / Jimmy Smullen – The Hurling Resurgence – In Luton Town / N. J. Lawlor – Three Finals 1971 [ballad] / Jimmy Smullen – The Day Wicklow Won Their First All-Ireland – The Men of Thirty-six [ballad] / Jimmy Smullen – Leinster Champions in 1949 – A Great Leinster Junior Football Final – Dunlavin’s Finest Hour / Johnny Kelly – A Report from the Wee North / Pat McEntaggart – Happy Days in Barndarrig / Patrick Furlong – The Great 1969 Junior Team – The Match I Refereed Without a Watch / Eamonn Moules – Some of Wicklow’s Football Greats – The “Blues” had the Touch of Class – The Day Blessington Won the Big One! — A Wicklow Final Played in Carlow – Lest we Forget / George Nichols – A Flashback to 1952 –“C. M.” was the G.A.A – The ‘Exiles’ Played a Major Role – The day that Ashford Broke the Barrier / Tom McHugh – The Man Who Made it to the Top – A Record Breaker from Avoca – Hugh McCarthy “The Man from Ballinaclash” / Jimmy Dunne – The Centenary Year – A Laois Man Looks at Wicklow – The Men at the Helm – The Railway Cup Men – A Note from the Early Days – County Officers for Centenary Year – Getting the Scores – Battles in the Boardroom – The Day Ashford Rocked Rathnew – Bord na nÓg / Seamus O’Duinn – The Good Samaritans – The Day that Wicklow Shocked Wexford – The Day of the Shambles in Aughrim – Newtown’s First Senior Championship Win / Michael Crinnion – Kilbride’s Big Day in 1962 / Charlie Roe – SCÓR – The Wintertime Winner / Tomas Breathnach – A Place to Play – Memories from the West / Joe Deering – Santa Came Early to Glenealy! / Tommy Glynn – The Role of the Rúnai / Liam O Cathain – The Crystal Ball! – O’Byrne Cup and National League Wins – Arklow Showed the Way – History Makers – The Ban – The Dublin Connection – The Under-Age Scene – A Great Woman – A World Champion from Wicklow Town – Two Famous Wicklow Men – Special Trophies for County Championship Winners 1984 – Feach MacHugh O’Byrne’s Last Words [poem] – The Battle of Dernamuck [ballad] – Random Reflections – The Blackbird of Sweet Avondale [ballad] – Camogie Flowed Like the Tide / Mary Moran – A Thought for the New Century – [Camogie Section] — The Wicklow Camogie Story – Camogie Down the Years – Great Wicklow Camogie Teams – When Wicklow Were Expelled – The Year Wexford Nearly Got Us – All-Ireland Stars – The Day the Man Wore a Skirt – Arklow – the Cradle of Wicklow Camogie / Nancy Lynch-Quinn – Glenealy were in a Class Apart – When St. Martin’s won County Titles – Along by the Dargle – Hollywood in the Rare Ould Times / Brid Ni Bishman – Great Days in Ballyrichard – Activity in Kilmacanogue – Donard Michael Dwyers – Aughrim Camogie Club – Avoca – the Current Champions – Champions from Stratford – Shillelagh – a Camogie Stronghold – Camogie on Wicklow Town / Angela Cullen (nee Quinn) – Hollywood Won Three Titles – Kiltegan Won Five Senior Camogie Titles – Game is Flourishing in Knockananna – Annacurra’s Headquarters was “Sweeney’s Island” – Some of the Other Camogie Clubs – Senior Camogie Winners – Far Away in France and Flanders [poem] / W.J. Duffy – The Wicklow Vales [ballad] / Fr. Butler – [Handball Section] — Handball in Wicklow – The Handball Story / Dick Arnold – [Record Section] – The Eight Red Letter Days – Centenary Year Results – County Teams Centenary Year – Champions in the Centenary Year – The First Thirty Years – Roll of Honour – Final Score for Sixty Years – Football Champions – Hurling Champions – Inter-County Senior and Minor Football Teams 1937-1983 – The Junior Footballers – Senior “B” Hurling Championship – Intermediate Hurling Championship – The Junior Hurlers – Vocational Schools Roll of Honour – Wicklow Handball Wins – The Lady Handballers – Handball Champions – Wicklow Handball Championships – The Last Word.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes dozens of black and white photographs of teams and individuals.

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Baltinglass Abbey [Reblog]

About: This is an excellent portfolio of photographs and accompanying textual detail relating to Baltinglass Abbey. Most of the pictures are in the trademark monochrome style of the photographer, Ed Mooney, which gives a very atmospheric feeling to the images. Please visit Ed’s original blog to view the complete set.

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Baltinglass

This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was historically known in Irish as Bealach Conglais, meaning “Road of Cúglas”.  Conglas was a member of the legendary warrior army, the Fianna led by Fionn MacCumhaill.  It has been about ten years since my last visit here and it still holds the peaceful atmosphere that I remember. Built around a bridge crossing the river Slaney it was in Baltinglass in 1148AD that the then King of Leinster Diarmuid Mac Murchada, founded the Abbey on the east bank of the River Slaney for a group of Cistercian monks from the Abbey of Mellifont in Co. Louth. He called this monastic settlement “The Valley of Salvation”. In 1228 it is recorded that…

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The Blessington Link with County Down

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Full title: The Blessington Estate and the Downshire Connection

Creator / Author: Kathy Trant

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / [??]pp

Journal Information: Lisburn Historical Society Journal, Volume 10, 2005-2006

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: Lisburn Historical Society / [Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland].

About: An article that gives a brief history of the Blessington Estate which extended to around 17,000 acres and included 36 townlands in West Wicklow and Kildare. In particular, the author traces the connection between the estate and the Hill Family of Hillsborough, Co. Down. This family were more commonly known as the Downshires.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: Includes two illustrations.

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 Table of Contents of this journal and read the full text of this article online.

Hat-Tip: To the website Lisburn.com for hosting this journal and making it freely accessibility online.

If You Go Down to the Woods Today

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Full title: County Wicklow [Book Chapter]

Creator / Author: Donal Magner

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 41pp

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Lilliput Press / 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7.

Parent Publication [book]: Stopping by woods: a guide to the forests and woodlands of Ireland / by Donal Magner / pp 476-516

About: This is just one chapter in a guidebook that lists and details, on a county-by-county basis, more than 300 forests and woodlands in Ireland that are open for public access. The author, who describes 27 woodlands in Wicklow, comments that “Wicklow is regarded as the home of Irish forestry. It has maintained its links – however tenuous – with the great primeval forests”.

ID number(s): 9781843511700 / 9781843511694

Contents Aughrim [Sean Linehan Walk] – Avondale – Ballinafunshoge – Ballinastoe – Ballygannon – Ballymoyle Hill – Baravore – Cloghleagh — Cloon-Oak Glen – Coronation Plantation — Crone – Deputy’s Pass – Devil’s Glen – Djouce – Glenart Wood – Glendalough – Glen of the Downs – Kindlestown – Kippure – Knocksink – Meetings [Avoca] – Mount Kennedy – Rath Wood – Russelstown – Tomnafinnoge – Trooperstown – Vale of Clara.

Extra #1: Includes plans of each woodland, colour photographs and county map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to this item on the Publisher’s website

Second Helpings from Patrick Semple

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Full title: Another Slice: a second collection of short stories.

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 209p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: A new set of twenty-two short stories from this prolific author. The collection is hot from the presses and was launched on September 10th last. The stories have a great feeling of authenticity and, although fictitious, there is the suspicion that the events described might just have happened. This book is printed on demand and can be ordered online or via bookshops.

ID number(s): 9781907215247

Contents: John – The Brothers – Mothers – Bill’s Wife – The Lodger – Danny and Dec – Paddy and the Ma – Davy — Ned and the Prince — Home – The Secretary – Next Door – The Engagement – Christmas – The Transfer – Aggie – The Gate Lodge – Return Journey – Doc – Pat the Hat – The Reunion – The Survivor – About the Author.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Read the first story in this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s blog: http://patricksemple.ie/wp

Extra #6: The stories ‘Home’ and ‘Doc’ were previously broadcast on RTE Radio 1

Hat-Tip: To the author, Patrick Semple, for making us aware of this publication and for making the book available for viewing prior to listing on this blog.

Tithes Payable by Kilranelagh Folk from 1825

 

 

 

Full title: Townlands in Kilranelagh (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: Genealogical Society of Utah in partnership with The National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in September 2014.

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

About: Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in an attempt to determine how much the holders of agricultural land over 1 acre should pay in taxes or tithes to the established Church of Ireland. These books list the name of the head of each relevant household outside of urban areas. A Tithe Applotment book was compiled for each Church of Ireland parish. Some of the transcribed names of people and places are not 100% accurate, but the original entries may be viewed for clarification.

Contents: Ballinroan — Boleycarrigeen — Barraderry — Cloghnagaune — Colvinstown — Downings — Englishtown — Fortgranite — Keadeen — Killalish — Kilranelagh — Mr Green’s Estate — North Barraderry — South Barraderry — Talbotstown

Extra #1: Browse the Tithe Applotment Book(s) for Kilranelagh Parish

Hat-Tip: To the Genealogical Society of Utah and The National Archives of Ireland who have arranged for the digitisation of these records and their free accessibility online

West Wicklow Panorama

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Full title: The Fir Tree Aerial Map of the Wicklow Mountains & Foothills

Creator / Author: Richard Chandler.

Item Type / Page count: Map / 1 page folded down to 12.5 x 21cm

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Richard Chandler / Fir Tree Cottage, St Marys, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8PU England.

About: A map that gives a new perspective to the Wicklow Mountains and surrounding areas. It artistically interprets Ordnance Survey Mapping and aerial photography to provide a unique feel for the terrain that your ordinary map cannot convey. This map covers an area from Dublin City down to Coolgreany, across via Aughrim, Rathdangan and Grangecon, over to Narraghmore, onto Naas and back to Dublin. Unfortunately, coverage does not extend to Carnew, Shillelagh, Tinahely, Kiltegan or Baltinglass.

ID number(s): 9781899815285

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Link to the Publisher’s website

Rooted at the Foot of the Wicklow Mountains

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Full title: Lisnavagh: Discovering my Roots

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 7p

Journal Information: Irish Lives Remembered: Genealogy Magazine, Issue 23, pp. [26-32], edited by Eileen Munnelly.

When Published: May/June 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Eileen Munnelly, Irish Lives Remembered Ltd. / R.D.C., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

About: Lisnavagh is located at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains just over the border in County Carlow. In this article, best-selling author, historian and TV presenter, Turtle Bunbury, traces his family back through the centuries. It should be noted that the magazine in which this article appears is published online only. It is free to download (see link below) and will be of interest to genealogists and family historians everywhere.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs.

Extra #2: Link to Irish Lives Remembered website to view, download or subscribe to this free publication. Browse to this issue from the button marked ‘Click for back editions’.

Extra #3: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #4: Link to the Lisnavagh website http://www.lisnavagh.com

 

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