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A Nice County Map From 1901

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Full title: Memorial atlas of Ireland: showing provinces, counties, baronies, parishes etc. in thirty-three double page maps. Compiled and drawn from the reliable official data and the latest information. Indexed.

Creator / Author: L.J. Richards & Company. Visualization designed by Kris Meen.

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book / 24pp plus 33 maps

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] 1901. [2] Digital visualization 2014.

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: L.J. Richards & Company / 710 Provident Building, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway / University Road, Galway.

About: This is a lovely collection of maps of every county in Ireland. Each has now been digitised to an extremely high standard and zooming in brings up features in great detail. These include boundaries for baronies and civil parishes. It is also possible to search under these headings or browse on a county-by-county basis. Please note that the image files are large and may take a little while to download.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Link to the Memorial Atlas of Ireland via the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

Extra #4: Link to the individual map for County Wicklow from the Memorial Atlas of Ireland

Hat-Tip: To the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway who have arranged for the digitisation of the Memorial Atlas of Ireland and its free accessibility online.

What Will Be, Will Be

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Full title: Nature’s Playthings [a novel]

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 183p

When Published: 2014

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

About: The author’s earlier novel, ‘Transient Beings’, deals with alcohol abuse in a family and a crisis in religious faith. In this just-published sequel, can the main character respond positively to changed circumstances and will relationships develop and prosper? Will the streets of Dublin be paved with gold or will the everyday ups and downs of families everywhere be reflected in the narrative? This book is printed on demand and can be ordered online or via bookshops.

ID number(s): 9781907215230

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

Extra #1: Opening line: I stood on the front step watching the removal men carrying the contents of my house into a van…

Extra #2: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication

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

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Extra #6: Link to the Author’s blog: http://patricksemple.ie/wp

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 Moyne Folk from 1825




Full title: Townlands in Moyne (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 October 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:  Aghavannagh – Askanagap – Ballycurragh – Ballygobban – Ballyteige – Blackrock — Carrigroe — Coolballintaggart – Corndog — Farbreaga – Foleystown — Moyne – Shielstown — Slievemweel – Slieveroe.

Extra #1: Browse the Tithe Applotment Book(s) for Moyne 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.

Slip Sliding Away

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Full title: An Investigation of Two Peat Slope Failures in the Wicklow Mountains

Creator / Author: N. Boylan and M. Long

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 12pp

Journal Information: Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 110B, No.3, pp. 173-184

When Published: December 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About: This is a scientific paper which looks at the reasons why mountain bogland is sometimes subject to slippage and landslide. The authors use two locations in North West Wicklow as case studies in an attempt to define the characteristics of peat and the underlying geological conditions that make land slippage likely. The upland locations studied are Kilbride and Silsean (also spelled Shileshawn).

ID number(s): 0791-7945

Extra #1: Includes map, graphs and photographs.

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

Extra #3: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

The Teacher’s a Witch

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Full title: Tempest of Trouble [a novel]

Creator / Author: Kieran Fanning

Item Type / Page count: Book / 125p

When Published: 2003

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 third 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, have a spell cast on them by their teacher who happens to be an evil witch. They find themselves stranded on an enchanted island and have to devise some means of escape.

ID number(s): 1842102036

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

Extra #1: Opening lines: “Although it was only a training session, Sam took it as seriously as if it was a real match. Dropping his shoulder, he skipped past his man, only to be immediately confronted by a head-on tackle. It was his pal, Aaron, charging like a bull!……

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/]

Burgage Church History

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Full title: Burgage, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Very Rev. Myles V. Ronan

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 13p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XIII, No. 4, pp. 184-192

When Published: 1953

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About:   This article is an ecclesiastical history of Burgage. Anciently known as Domhnach-Imleach and associated with Saint Molomma, its church was one of the four principal churches of the Diocese of Glendalough. The article starts with the oldest existing mention of the church in 1179 and continues up to the 1730’s. It covers the holdings of the church, sets it in the context of the history of the period and describes the remaining ruins. Interestingly, the author sees the silver lining in the cloud of Henry VII’s suppresson of religious houses. He reasons that the inquisitions into their possessions gives us much more information about them than would otherwise have survived.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

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.

Timothy Clifford O’Connor R.I.P. 1913

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Full title: The Late Rev. Chancellor T.C. O’Connor [obituary]

Creator / Author: W.B. Wells (editor)

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 1pp

Journal Information: The Church of Ireland Gazette, Volume LV, Number 1742, p. 512

When Published: June 13th, 1913

Publisher / Place of Publication: Church of Ireland Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., / 61 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.

About: A one-page obituary of Rev. Timothy Clifford O’Connor. He was described as being “an uncompromising opponent of Home Rule”. Outside of the political field, he appears to have been less strident and maintained good relations with people of all denominations.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: Rev. T.C. O’Connor was Curate in Blessington Parish from 1872-74, before spending nearly the next 40 years as Rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Includes black & white photograph.

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

Extra #3: Link to the Online Archive of Church of Ireland Gazette. As of August 2016, all issues for 1911-1923 are online. To find this particular article input the search terms “Chancellor Timothy” under the tab ‘Please Enter Your Search Below’.

Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for T.C. O’Connor in Donaghmore.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for T.C. O’Connor in Donaghmore.

Hat-Tip: To the Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) for making this issue available and freely accessibility online. To read more about this publication and to make a contribution towards the digitization of further issues, please visit the Church of Ireland blog.

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