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Thirty-eight Years of Rambling the Wicklow Hills

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Full title: Listing and Index of Evening Herald Articles 1938 to 1975 by J. B. Malone on Walks, Cycles, Drives

Creator / Author: compiled by Frank Tracy

Item Type / Page count: Book & eBook / 139p

When Published: October 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Local Studies Section South Dublin Libraries / Unit 1, The Square Industrial Complex, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24

About: During the period 1938-1975, J.B. Malone wrote almost 1,000 articles on rambling, walking, cycling or driving to and in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. Every article had a detailed sketch map of the route, drawn by himself. He was a leading figure in the establishment of the Wicklow Way in 1982. This book indexes all Malone’s articles published in the Evening Herald and makes it easy to locate his visits to individual places, mountains, hills and valleys.

ID number(s): 9780957511552

Contents: Foreword from Mayor Fintan Warfield – Introduction — Listing of Evening Herald Articles 1938 – 1975 — Index – Mountains — Index – Some Popular Locations – [List of Maps from Evening Herald articles drawn by J. B. Malone] Kilmashogue and Three Rock Mountain – Glenasmole — The Hellfire Club – Djouce – Lugnaquilla – Seahan — The Big Sugarloaf – Glendalough — Saggart Hill — Table Mountain.

WW Connection #1: Many of the routes described are located in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes ten sample maps.

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 full text of this book via South Dublin Libraries website

Seventh Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2010: 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: 2010

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

About: This is the seventh 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 – KARE and the ‘new’ Lalor Centre / Pauline Balfe – Opening of Lalor Centre & Parish Centre / David Leigh – Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – Leinster Gaelic Greats Hall of Fame Award to Kevin O’Brien July 2010 / Martin Coleman – Bead Mosaic Sets Record – Wicklow U14 Ladies Lift Leinster Title – Baltinglass Ladies GAA – Earthquake in Christchurch / Oonagh Browne – School reunion for the class of 1985-86 / Stephanie Quinn – An Unusual Neighbour / Orla O’Sullivan (The Pike) – Scoil Chonglais Debs 2010 [photograph] – Eamon Doyle, Ricketstown, Rathvilly / Eamon Doyle – School Football Memories / Ken Browne – Community Games Review / Liz Tyrell – The Present from the Past-Tommy O’Connor / Jim Kearney – Street Festival / Niamh Kearney – Pilgrimage in Fatima / Margaret Byrne – The Ruin of Pilsworth House / Orla O’Sullivan – Wicklow Tops in All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships – Special Olympics – Remembering Baltinglass / Frank Brophy – Get Vocal / Mary Hayes – President visits Scoil Naomh Iosaf [photo gallery] – The evidence for acupuncture in the Irish health system / Fiona Doyle – Bridges and Fords / Paul Gorry — Baptisms in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 — Baltinglass G.A.A. Club summary of activities for 2010 – Rugby Tour to Paris / Cillian Burke – Baltinglass Badminton Club New Hall Opened on 26th September 2010 / Joey Fagan – Ballyraggan – Bigstone / Peter Keogh – Wedding Anniversaries — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 — Tearmann Community Garden – Grange Con and its Tidy Town / John A. O’ Toole – Winning the Lotto Plus 2 Draw / Sheila Fitzpatrick — Deaths in the Parish from 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 – Baltinglass Mission – Trek in Peru – [Photo Gallery] – Michael Flatley Made my Dream Come True / David Walsh — Holy Communion / Confirmation Classes 2010 [photographs] — Scoil Naomh Iosaf Smashes World Record / Brian Flood — Children’s Section – Golden Wedding Celebration – FÁS & Tidy Towns Ltd – Helping Baltinglass – Stratford / Grangecon GAA – The Pinnacle or Rathcoran Hill / Frank Hunt – Baltinglass Hill [poem] / Frank Hunt — Grangecon Boxing Club / Declan O’Kane – Baltinglass No Name Club / Niamh Kearney – Official Blessing and Opening of Our New Parish Centre / Sr. Brigid Morgan – Working on the ‘Tudors’ / Orlagh McDonagh

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

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

The Samurai Wars Book One

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Full title: The Black Lotus [a novel]

Creator / Author: Kieran Fanning

Item Type / Page count: Book / 313p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Chicken House / 2 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1DS, United Kingdom.

About: A fantasy book aimed at younger teenagers. The characters Ghost, Cormac and Kate all have special and unusual abilities and talents. They become recruits of a training school for ninjas called The Black Lotus. Their talents are called upon sooner than they could have imagined in an adventure that ranges over different time periods and different locations. This book is the first in The Samurai Wars series.

ID number(s): 9781909489929

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Stratford-on-Slaney in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ‘Ghost winced with every step. He hated wearing shoes. This was his first pair and, according to his friend, Squint, they were handmade and had cost a fortune.…..

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

Extra #5: Link to the Publisher’s website

A Nostalgic Look at the Blessington Tramway

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Full title: The Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway

Creator / Author: Andrew Fayle

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: Industrial Heritage, Volume 8, No. 3, pp. 11-13, edited by John Keavey.

When Published: Autumn 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Book House / Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4NQ, England

About: A short and nostalgic look at the Dublin-Blessington-Poulaphuca line. It would appear that the author was familiar with the tramway as a boy and teenager, although recollections of specific placenames are questionable. The writer’s family moved to England in 1921.

ID number(s): 0265-5071

Extra #1: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #2: Includes a map.

Extra #3: Browse the 1911 Census entry for the author, Andrew Fayle


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