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The ‘Friends’ in Baltyboys

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© John Hussey

Full title: The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow: 1678 to 1800s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: eBook / 44p

When Published: 2015 (Second edition March 7th, 2016)

Publisher / Place of Publication: John Hussey / [Co. Wicklow?]

About: This is a history of the Quaker community which settled in the valley of the King’s River in West Wicklow. Also known as ‘The Religious Society of Friends’, The Quakers were heavily involved in the woollen and textile industry. Appendices to the main text include individual family details and a brief explanation of Quaker origins.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Abstract – Acknowledgements — Ballymore, the gateway to west  Wicklow — Baltyboys — The  Quakers’ move to Ireland — Events of 1669 – 1671 – Peter Peisley’s move to Baltyboys — The founding of the ‘New Town’ of Blessington – The rationale for Quakers to settle at Baltyboys — Visits by important Quakers to Dublin — The role of the early Quakers at Baltyboys — The first Quaker lease at Baltyboys, 1678 — Connections with Dublin – Anthony Sharp — William Lappam’s refusal to pay tithes — Anthony Sharp’s visit to Blessington — Quaker settlement beyond Baltyboys — Other Protestant settlers of the early 1700s — Quaker weaving activities at Baltyboys – Disownments – Peisleys replaced by Radcliffes – The 1798 Rebellion — Migration of Quakers into the Church of Ireland — After the Quakers – Appendix 1: The ‘Religious Society of Friends’ – Appendix 2: The Quaker meeting house and graveyard at Baltyboys – Appendix 3: Notes on individual Quaker families of Baltyboys

Extra #1: Browse to the full text of this ebook via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.

Extra #2: Includes two maps.

Extra #3: Hat tip to the author, John Hussey, for making this ebook freely available online.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s page on Academia.edu

Eighth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2011: 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 / 76pp

When Published: 2011

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

About: This is the eighth 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 – Long lost medal makes a welcome return – Day Care Centre for Baltinglass — Holy Communion 2011 / Confirmation Classes 2011 [photographs] – Sean Corrigan sheep dog trialing success – Scoil Chonglais Debs 2011 [photograph] — Do not keep Christ to yourselves! / Sr. Clare Leigh, SSVM – Cian Lee – Dancing at Bigstone – 50th Wedding anniversaries – Get vocal — Stratford Grangecon GAA Club – 2011 the year that was – Eucharistic Congress 2012 – Pilgrimage to Lourdes / Nancy Hughes – The good life / Luci Grimes – College life during the war years / Frank Hunt – Weddings [Photo Gallery] – Celebrating 70 years on Main Street Baltinglass / Patterson Family – The Baltinglass No Name Club – what a year!!!! / Bronagh Murphy – Kilimanjaro / Seán Gethings and Pat Fleming – Stratford Lodge NS official opening / Phoebe & Sarah – The Baltinglass Parish community / Mary Ryder — Deaths in the Parish from 1st October 2010 to 20th September 2011 – Bigstone Karate to world championships / Josephine Lawler – Baltinglass & district active retirement group / Mary Vernon – The Curragh, County Kildare / Robert Doyle – The day I met Tom Crean / Tom O’Sullivan — Baltinglass G.A.A. Club summary of our activity during 2011 – Marie showcases her skills – Don’t you know? [poem] — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011 – The messages (memories of the past) – Gaisce Award — [Photo Gallery] — Baptisms in St. Joseph’s Parish from 3rd October 2010 to 10th September 2011 – Knitting club in Baltinglass Hospital – Bigstone Community Alert – Kiddies page — Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – The road to Croker / Anne-Marie Doran – Lalor Centre ‘Sleep Out’ / Peter Kelly — Tearmann Community Garden and wildlife area – “A good day out” / Declan Murray – Tuckmill / Orla O’Sullivan – September 11th – 10 years on / Joseph Kavanagh – School stars / Conor Foley – Stephen Walsh does Baltinglass proud / John Glynn – Childhood memories from 1930’s Tinoran – 30 years in front of a class / Eilis McDonald – Credit Union poster competition – Latitude [poem] / Cliona O’Connell – Stratford on Slaney Wicklow’s tidiest village / Tom Whittle – Scoil Naomh Iósaf report — Baltinglass Ladies GFC have ‘What it takes’… a review of the year.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

A Classic Collection

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Full title: Walk the blue fields [short stories]

Creator / Author: Claire Keegan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 183p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber and Faber Limited / 3 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AU United Kingdom.

About: This is the author’s second collection of short stories and one that has received outstanding critical acclaim, including being chosen as the winner of the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2008. The judges commented: “Her mastery of language and her full-blooded and flowing narratives impress on the reader a certain bleak and tender vision, which has much in common with that of the great Irish writer John McGahern. Yet it is distinctive, personal and modern. Her stories stand at the strong point where myth and reality intersect.”

The availability of certain stories and the order in which they appear differ depending on the edition.

ID number(s):  9780571233069 / 9780571233076 / 9780802170491

Contents: The long and painful death – The parting gift — Walk the blue fields — Dark horses — The forester’s daughter – Close to the water’s edge — Surrender — Night of the quicken trees.

WW Connection #1: The author was born and raised in the border area of Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: A review from the Dublin Review of Books

Extra #4: These stories have also been published in the USA and translated into several languages.

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