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Poulaphuca Fisherman’s Blues

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Full title: Food of Perch (Perca fluviatilis, L.) and Trout (Salmo trutta, L.) in an Irish Reservoir

Creator / Author: Christopher Moriarty

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 31pp

Journal Information: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological and Chemical Science, Vol. 63, pp. 1-31

When Published: June 28th, 1963

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

About: Around the late 1950’s the Dublin Trout Anglers’ Association suggested that fish stocks in Poulaphuca should be investigated. Anecdotal evidence was indicating that trout were few in number and those caught were small. This scientific paper studies the food consumed by over 1,000 trout and perch caught by netting in the lake. The writer concludes that the perch prevented the trout from obtaining an adequate supply of food necessary for their full development.

ID number(s): 0035-8983

Extra #1: Includes map and several tables of data.

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

Households in Baltinglass Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Baltinglass

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 15p

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

ID number(s): None

Contents: Baltinglass East — Town of Baltinglass – Main Street – Weaver’s Square – Chapel Hill – Church Street — Baltinglass West – Mill Street – Ballitore Road – Belan Street – Tullow Old Road – Edward Street — Bawnoge – Boley – Boleylug – Carsrock – Cloghcastle – Clogh Lower – Clogh Upper – Coolinarrig Lower – Coolinarrig Upper – Deerpark – Holdenstown Lower – Holdenstown Upper – Irongrange Lower – Irongrange Upper – Kilmurry – Kilmurry Lower – Kilmurry Upper — Lathaleere – Newtownsaunders – Pinnacle – Slaney Park – Sruhaun – Stratford Lodge – Woodfield – Woodfieldglen — Rathmoon.

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Baltinglass Parish (pdf file). The entries for Baltinglass commence at the bottom of the first page.

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


Mapping Our Mountains (2)

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© EastWest Mapping

Full title: Lugnaquilla & Glendalough: 1:30,000 Detailed Map

Creator / Author: EastWest Mapping

Item Type / Page count: Map / 1 page folded down to 12 x 23cm

When Published: 2010 (updated in March 2013)

Publisher / Place of Publication: EastWest Mapping / Clonegal, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

About: This detailed map covers the area from Woodenboley across to Lough Dan, down to Ballinaclash and over to Kiltegan. It has been compiled using satellite imagery combined with foot slogging, cycling and driving through the area and depicts in detail the network of tracks, paths, forests & hills of interest to walkers etc. Many historical sites are plotted and named and it provides an excellent panorama both for the rambler and armchair historian.

ID number(s): 9781899815319

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Link to the Publisher’s website

Braddell of the Borderlands

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© The Publisher

Full title: Braddell of Bullingate, Coolmelagh etc.

Creator / Author: Art Kavanagh and Rory Murphy

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 19pp

When Published: 1996

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Family Names / Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

Parent Publication [book]: The Wexford Gentry: Volume II / by Art Kavanagh and Rory Murphy / 230pp

About: A chapter on the history of the Braddell Family whose lands straddled the borders of Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow. One West Wicklow branch of the family were located at Raheengraney in Moyacomb Parish in the Barony of Shillelagh. Instances of the name diminish from 1823 to 1911.

ID number(s): 0952478536

Contents: Braddell – The Lower Bullingate & Croneyhorn Braddells – The Braddells of Bullingate Upper and Coolmelagh – Braddell of Raheengraney.

Extra #1: Includes black and white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Browse the Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837 for Braddell

Extra #5: Browse the 1901 Census for Braddell

Extra #6: Browse the 1911 Census for Braddell

Crackers? Not the Christmas Type

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© The Publisher

Full title: W&R Jacob: celebrating 150 years of Irish biscuit making

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Book / 121p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Woodfield Press / 17 Jamestown Square, Dublin 8.

About: This book tells the story of Jacobs, the famous Dublin biscuit makers. The Jacob Family, who were Quakers, started their enterprise in Waterford in 1851 but soon relocated to Dublin. Well-known products made by Jacobs included Cream Crackers, Kimberley, Mikado, Coconut Creams and Fig Rolls. Unfortunately, the book does not divulge how they got the figs into the Fig Rolls.

ID number(s): 0953429318

Chapters: Chronology — Picture Credits — Acknowledgements — Preface — Brothers and Friends — Fire, Revolution – and Cream Crackers! — The Figs in the Fig Rolls — From Family Firm to National Stage — On the Move – A New Home in Tallaght — Jacob’s in Literature — Partners / Directors of W. & R. Jacob Co., Dublin — Short Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The author is a long-time resident of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes many illustrations, photographs, advertisements and a Family Tree.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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