Booklet on Blackditches from 1906Full title: Blackditches: its traditions and its pastors
Creator / Author: T. M. O’Reilly
Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 13p
When Published: 1906
Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author and/or Leinster Leader Printing Works [?] / Naas, Co. Kildare.
About: T. M. O’Reilly from Ballyknockan was a local councillor and writer with a great appreciation of local history. According to Fr. Cantwell of Valleymount, he produced several pamphlets. This booklet mentions old churches and houses of prayer as well as sites of historical or archaeological interest. The derivations of placenames is also featured. The second part of the booklet deals with the various priests who have ministered in the area.
ID number(s): None
Extra #1: Link to the full text of this booklet via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.
Extra #2: Hat tip to John Hussey who maintains the Blessington.jimdo.com website for posting the text of this booklet online.
Extra #3: Browse the 1901 Census return for the author Thomas O’Reilly.