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Revisit Six Important Years in Wicklow History

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Full title: Exploring Wicklow’s Rebel Past 1798-1803

Creator / Author: Ruán O’Donnell, with photographs by Dominic Martella, Richard Nairn and Dúchas

Item Type / Page count: Book / 71pp

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Coiste Chill Mhantain ’98 / Wicklow ’98 Committee / [Wicklow, Co. Wicklow]

About: This book was published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion. It is a guidebook to the landmarks and sites associated with this period in Wicklow’s history. Divided into six suggested routes, it covers the whole county, with many of the locations being in the western half. All the memorials commemorating the Rebellion are listed, together with the history and folklore of the sites.

ID number(s): 0953492206

Chapters: Acknowledgements — Introduction — Planning your route / Raymond Stephens — Route One: Blessington, Blackmore Hill, Athdown, Oakwood — Route Two: Bray, Enniskerry, Ballinvalla/Sleamaine, Luggala – Route Three: Dunlavin, Baltinglass, Derrynamuck, Leitrim — Route Four: St. Kevin’s Bed (Glendalough), Rathdrum, Greenan (Lower Glenmalure), Baravore (Upper Glenmalure) – Route Five: Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood, Wicklow Town – Route Six: Arklow, Aughrim, Tinahely, Ballyrahan Hill, Carnew — Sources.

Extra #1: includes numerous maps and colour photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

An Architect’s Legacy in Carlow

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Full title: Thomas A. Cobden, 1794-1842: An Architect in County Carlow

Creator / Author: Thomas McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 28pp

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: This essay is an introduction to the life and works of the English-born architect, Thomas Cobden. Although not that well known to a wider audience, the author argues that the range and breath of his work in Carlow and its vicinity deserves more recognition.

ID number(s): 9780906602386

Contents Cobden’s life – Cobden’s works – Church buildings – Carlow Presbyterian Chapel – Killeshin Chapel – Carlow Cathedral – Presentation Convent Chapel – St. Mary’s Church, Carlow — Tullow Churches – St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown — Borris Schoolhouse – Staplestown Church – Carlow Graig Chapel – Hacketstown Chapel – Down Cathedral – Carlow College – Other work – Exhibits at the R.A. and R.H.A. – Conclusion – Thomas Alfred Cobden: a chronological table – Acknowledgements – References.

WW Connection #1: The author, a Catholic priest, was a native of Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Includes several photographs.

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


Shillelagh Remembers

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Full title: Unveiling of Remembrance Wall – Union Workhouse and Fever Hospital Graveyard, Chapel Lane / Union Lane, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: [Not stated]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 8pp

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Not stated] / [Shillelagh?].

About: To coincide with the ‘Year of the Gathering’ and the start of National Heritage Week 2013, a Remembrance Wall was unveiled on the site of the Shillelagh Union Workhouse and Fever Hospital Graveyard. This followed a major tidy-up of the site by Wicklow County Council and local community volunteers. This photocopier-produced booklet was produced to accompany the unveiling and to raise funds for the further enhancement of the site.

ID number(s): None

Contents: History of the Shillelagh Union Workhouse and Fever Hospital – Emigration – The Shillelagh Workhouse in the 20th century – Recent developments – Before and after restoration – Bibliography / Further reading.

Extra #1: Contains map, plan and six photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.


Explaining Their Mission

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Full title: Society of St. Patrick for Foreign Missions

Creator / Author: [The Society]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 36p

When Published: c1930

Publisher / Place of Publication: Society of St. Patrick for Foreign Missions / House of Our Lady of Africa, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

About: St. Patrick’s Missionary Society was founded in the late 1920’s. This booklet from around 1930 introduces the Society and provides examples of missionary work. St. Patrick’s continues to operate from its base in High Park, Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Archbishop Hinsley on the new Society — Letter from Bishop Cullen, Kildare — Why the Missionary Society of St. Patrick was Founded — Nature and aim of our new Society / Father Whitney — Leaves from a Missionary’s diary — At the central Mission Station of Eke: the late Father Tom Mulvany.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Link to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society website

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