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Master O’Toole of Rathvilly

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© Geography Publications

Full title: Edward O’Toole, 1860-1943: Rathvilly schoolteacher and nationalist

Creator / Author: Eileen McGregor

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 36pp

When Published: 2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: Geography Publications / 24 Kennington Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.

Parent Publication [book]: Carlow: history & society. Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county / edited by Thomas McGrath / 1070pp

About: An excellent biographical essay on Edward O’Toole of Rathvilly, who retired from teaching in 1925 and thereafter devoted much time to researching the history, folklore and placenames of County Carlow and neighbouring areas.

ID number(s): 9780906602386

Contents Education – Towards promotion – The Gaelic League – Irish National Teachers’ Organisation – Payment by results – Curriculum changes – Politics – IRB – Land League — Parnell – Volunteers pre 1916 — Easter Week 1916 – Volunteers post 1916 – Black and Tans – Community life – Rathvilly train service – St. Patrick’s Church – Village Green – Remunerative activities – Public Office – North Carlow Co-op Poultry Society – Kiltegan Loan Fund – Folklore – Archaeology – Publications – Conclusions – Acknowledgements — References.

WW Connection #1: Edward O’Toole was a well-known figure in Carlow / West Wicklow and wrote many articles about the history and folklore of the area.

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 Publisher’s website:  http://www.geographypublications.com/

Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Edward O’Toole.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Edward O’Toole.

 

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On a Mission To Africa

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Full title: Maynooth Mission to Africa: the story of St. Patrick’s, Kiltegan

Creator / Author: Thomas Kiggins

Item Type / Page count: Book / 297p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill & Macmillan Ltd. / Goldenbridge, Dublin 8.

About: This books gives an account of the history of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society which was founded in the late 1920’s. It covers the period from its founding until 1990. St. Patrick’s continues to operate from its base in High Park, Kiltegan in West Wicklow. The author is a member of the Society and provides a ‘warts and all’ description of the Society’s activities.

ID number(s): 071711824X

Chapters: Preface — Maps — Irish Diocesan Priests Volunteer for Nigeria — The Holy Rosary Sisters — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society is Founded — The Society is Established in Kiltegan and Calabar — Growth in the Midst of Difficulties — Shortcomings of the Founders — New Superiors and New Problems — The War Years — Post-war Initiatives — The Society Spreads to Eastern Africa — Postscript 1957–1990 — Sources and Notes – Appendix – Select Bibliography – Index.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes sixteen pages of black & white photographs and four pages of maps.

Extra #4: Link to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society website

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