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Tithes Payable by Donard Folk from 1833


 

 

Full title: Townlands in Donard (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 March 2015.

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:  Ballylion – Ballymooney — Big Meadow – Blackmoor — Bog Farm – Broomfields — Coolharbour – Cowhill – Crehelp – Crickawn – Donard — Donard Bogs — Donard Demesne — Donard Hill — Donard Moor — Forty Acres — Fox Glen — Highbauns – Highmeadow – Intack – Irishtown — Irishtown Bog — Irishtown Park — Kilbaylet – Kilcoagh — Malt House — Old Mill – Studfield — Town Park — Town Plots.

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

Third Baltinglass Parish Review

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© The Publisher

Full title: The Review 2006: a year in the life of Baltinglass, Bigstone, Grangecon and Stratford.

Creator / Author: Compiled by the Communications Sub-Group of St. Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Council, photography by Bryan Mulhall & Nigel Gillis Photography

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 48pp

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph’s Parish Baltinglass / Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

About: This is the third issue of an annual publication. Within its A4-sized format, it chronicles activities in the parish during the year, publishes short articles of general or historical interest and includes photographs past and present. Contemporary advertisements help to provide a snapshot of local economic activity.

ID number(s): None

Contents: A Word from the Parish Priest / Tommy Dillon – Foreword – The Transition Era / Frank Hunt – A Mission of a Lifetime with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua / David Brennan and Abe Scheele – Baltinglass Ladies GAA Club / Damien Patterson – Baltinglass Bowls / Edward Lawrence — Saint Josephs Church Baltinglass – Moving Home / Gerorda Stamp – Special Olympics Ireland Games in Belfast – Fairtrade Fortnight / Fr. Pádraig Shelley – Ryder Cup Experience / Mai Quaid – 4th Wicklow, Baltinglass Scouts Group / Nellie Barrett – Gasoga Catoilieidhe na hEireann (Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland) Kildare and Leighlin 4th Wicklow Division – Grange Con Cricket Team – Quinn’s Golf Society – Baltinglass Town A.F.C. – Baltinglass Badminton Club Opens New Facility – Naomh Padraig / Mary Ryder – My Mosney Memories / Hannah Dowling – Stratford on Slaney National School – School Garden – A Dream Come True / Alan Norton – From Grangecon to Baltinglass / Kathleen Fleming – Orla Long — Picture Gallery – Tearmann Garden / Mary Carmody – Wicklow Vocational Schools Team Win the All Ireland – Scoil Chonglais Takes Top Prize in Environmental Awareness Awards – Paddy McDonald – Bigstone National School – Feile Peil na nOg – Three in a Row for Scoil Chonglais in Thrilling Camogie Clash – Our Parish Mission — Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre / Annette Mangan – John Thomond O’Brien – The Tullow Line / Cora Crampton – Baltinglass & District Active Retirement Association / Mary Vernon – Baltinglass Park – Trek to Everest Base Camp / Eddie Hillan – Stratford / Grangecon GAA Juvenile Club – Bacon Curing in Baltinglass in the Early Part of the Century / Maureen D’arcy – Fair Days in Baltinglass in the Late Twenties / Tommy O’Connor – Feile Peil na nOg / David Whelan – Balto Rocks – Kid’s Quiz – Back Cover Picture Gallery.

Extra #1: Contains three full pages of photographs, not counting pictures included in individual articles.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Sailing With Semple

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Full title: Curious Cargo: voyages to the West Indies, South and Central America and the Mediterranean

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 199p

When Published: 2012

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

About: The author and his wife take a sea trip to the West Indies, South and Central America and the Mediterranean. However, this is not done on a luxury cruise or by sailing solo. Instead the couple travel on cargo ships whose primary objective is to deliver goods. It goes without saying that they also deliver more adventures than your average cruise.

ID number(s): 9781907215209

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

Extra #1: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

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 Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

The Battlefields Around Dunlavin

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Full title: Ancient Anarchy and Medieval Mayhem – Around Dunlavin?

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 22p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XIX (Part III), pp. 384-405

When Published: 2005

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

About: In this substantial article Chris Lawlor explains why Dunlavin and its hinterland was of strategic importance at various times in Irish history. This has led to several battles and armed conflicts taking place in the area through the centuries. In addition, the author seeks to explain the derivation of the placename ‘Dunlavin’.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

The Country Houses of the Common People

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Full title: Wicklow’s traditional farmhouses: rediscovering some of Wicklow’s hidden treasures and a way of life that went with them

Creator / Author: Christiaan Corlett

Item Type / Page count: Book / 140p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Council / County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow.

About: This book was published by Wicklow County Council as one of the outcomes of the County Heritage Plan. It is lavishly illustrated with mostly colour photographs. Indeed the only page not containing at least one photograph is the final page of references. However, it is not a dry collection of pictures of old buildings and ruins. Rather, the author places the images in context and comments on the lifestyle and traditions of the Wicklow country folk. Not all old farmhouses in the county are included here and it is quite likely that this book may be the first of a small series. Overall, this is an outstanding example of a local authority publication.

ID number(s): 9780956912619

Chapters: Introduction — The historical evidence — Types of buildings — Overview of single-storey farmhouses – Selection of two-storey farmhouses — Evidence for thatch — Making an entrance — The kitchen hearth — Decorative fireplaces — Windows — Furniture – Decoration – Rathnew and urban vernacular houses – References.

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

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.christiaancorlett.com/

Laid to Rest in the White Field

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Full title: Excavation of Urn Burials at Clonshannon, Imaal, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: A. Mahr and L. Price

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 16pp

Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Seventh Series, Volume 2 Number 1 pp. 75-90

When Published: June 1932

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: Around 1930, local farmer James Kavanagh uncovered an ancient grave while ploughing in a field known as the White Field. He replaced the cover stone and remembered that his father had uncovered other similar remains in the same field some forty years earlier. In 1931 word of these finds was passed on to the authors by Edward O’Toole. Excavations of the two sites were carried out in 1931 and on a third grave in 1932. Much of this article is taken up with a scholarly discussion on the pottery urns and vessels found during the excavations. The authors estimate the date of the burials to be around 700BC and they may very well have belonged to the same family group.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: Includes several illustrations, black & white photographs and a map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

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