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Memories Flooding Back

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Full title: Stories of the Flooded Valley

Creator / Author: St. Joseph Parish, Valleymount,

Item Type / Page count: Book / 80p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph Parish, / Valleymount, Co. Wicklow

About: In March, 1940, the valley of the River Liffey began to be flooded as a result of the construction of the Poulaphuca Dam. This book marks the 75th anniversary of the event by collecting together the living memories of some of the people who lived through the traumatic transition from land to lake. All proceeds from the sale of this book go towards the St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount Renovation Fund.

ID number(s): None

Contents: 75th anniversary of the flooding of the valley — The flooding / Billy Craul —The building of the dam at Poulaphuca / Davy Doyle (aged 94 years, Harristown,Hollywood) – Flooding of the lake 1940 remembered / Dick and Annie Byrne (now living at Burgage, Blessington) – I remember the valley before the water came / Earnest Zeller (Lacken) – I remember the flooding of the valley / Pat Cullen (The Rock of Carrigacurra) — John Joe Cullen’s memories / John Joe Cullen – Looking back on the flooding / Kathleen Phibbs – Mary Ann Flanagan aged 94 years old – My story of the flooding of the lake / Maisie Miley (Baltyboys) – Memories of the flooding of the lake / Michael Freeman (Ballyknockan) –Flooding of the valley / Ned Fitzsimons – My story / Teresa Byrne (Humphreystown) – Remembering the flooding of the lake / Tom Tyrell (92 year old, Blessington) – Song of Ballinahown (as sung by Ted Balfe, Kylebeg) – [Advertisers’ Section].

Extra #1: Includes around fifty black and white photographs of people and places.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

TV Star’s Carnew Roots

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Full title: Graham Norton’s Wicklow Roots

Creator / Author: Fiona Fitzsimons

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 3p

Journal Information: Irish Lives Remembered: Genealogy Magazine, Issue 29, pp. [30-32], edited by Eileen Munnelly.

When Published: May/June 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Eileen Munnelly, Irish Lives Remembered Ltd. / R.D.C., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

About: The TV chat show host was born Graham William Walker and it turns out that his Walker ancestors came from Carnew in South West Wicklow. This article describes researching the family history and expands on some of the events of the 1798 rebellion in the Carnew area. The article is included in a ‘Focus on Wicklow’ issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: includes some illustrations and a map.

Extra #2: Link to Irish Lives Remembered website to view, download or subscribe to this free publication. Browse to this issue from the button marked ‘Click for back editions’.

Sixth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2009: 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, Editorial Board: Paula Burke, Margaret Brennan, Bernie Doogue…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 72pp

When Published: 2009

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

About: This is the sixth 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 / Mary Hanlon – Lourdes Pilgrimage – Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – A Tribute to Baltinglass [poem] / Tommy Doyle – Active Retirement / Michael Cogan — Baltinglass Youth Club – Baltinglass G.A.A. Club summary of activities for 2009 – A hidden gem / Orla O’Sullivan, The Pike – Hello from Tanzania / Monica Gorman – 40th Wedding Anniversary / Mary and Ken Hannon – Grange Con interpretative panel / Sheila O’Toole – The Underdogs / Julie Fitzmaurice – A native of Baltinglass / Mai Quaid – War time experiences in London / Cora Lawlor – 50 years later for George & Olive Manley – Malawi 2009 / James Sheerin – Report on the 6th World Karate Championships (Novo Mesto) Slovenia – An unforgettable day / K. Halstead – GAA memories / Johnny Kenny – The big snow / Mary Ryder – The Patrick’s Day parade / Fran Quaid – Stratford GAA Club — Baptisms in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 – The story of the car that bought the football field – The summer 1936 / Eugene Dunne — Tearmann Community Garden – The Lalor Centre – Grange Con Boxing Club / Declan O’Kane – The Green Lane – Golden Jubilee Tom & Nuala Kavanagh – Memories of a teacher / June Snell – Bringing people together / Yvonne Kerr – Front page of ‘Farm Home’ 8th August 1959 – 1959-2009 St. Pius X BNS / Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Baltinglass 50th commemorative celebration – 50th wedding anniversary / Seamus Hunt – Greetings — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish 2009 [Photographs] — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 – Scouts – Wado Ryu Karate — Baltinglass Parish Folk Group — Deaths in the Parish from 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 — Scoil Naomh Iosaf’s 6th Class jigsaw challenge – Photo Gallery — Baltinglass & District Country Market – Area Community Games win gold and bronze at National / Liz Tyrrell – The tower in the graveyard / Paul Gorry – Bernard Jackman – Climbing the Reek – A sacred place / Anne Lee – St. Paul’s Oratory, Parish Centre, Baltinglass / Mary Cronin – Photo Gallery — Holy Communion / Confirmation Classes 2009 [photographs] – The Deanery youth ministry – Tommy Doyle: President of Carlow Rugby Club 2009-10 – Children’s Section – Reflection of Zambia experience / Emma Byrne – Baltinglass Bowls – Carriage Racing – West Wicklow Arts Network summary 2009! – Positive ageing in Baltinglass Hospital – Eilish McDonald in Malawi / Eilish McDonald.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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