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Dwyer and Derrynamuck

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Full title: Michael Dwyer [and] Battle of Doire Na Muc

Creator / Author: Elaine Hoxey and Caoimhín de Líon

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / [16p]

When Published: 1988

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Unknown] / Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow [?]

About: This booklet mainly consists of a reprint of a chapter on Michael Dwyer which was published in the book: ‘The Croghan Valley’ in the late 1960’s. Included within the main piece is a short account of the battle of Doire na Muc (Derrynamuck) when Dwyer made his escape from the Crown Forces. It is likely that this booklet was sold as a souvenir to visitors to the Dwyer McAllister Cottage in Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Preface / Graeme Cooke — Michael Dwyer (from ‘The Croghan Valley’ by Caoimhín de Líon, by kind permission of Kamac Publications) — Doire na Muc – Michael Dwyer escapes capture at Doire na Muc [artist’s impression].

Extra #1: Includes 2 maps and some other illustrations.

Gardens of Ireland

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Full title: The Irish Garden

Creator / Author: Jane Powers, with photographs by Jonathan Hession

Item Type / Page count: Book / 400pp

When Published: April 2nd, 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Frances Lincoln Limited / 74-77 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF

About: This is a grand book of the coffee-table variety which has received glowing reviews everywhere. In its 400-page extent, the author visits over forty of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens. These range from demesnes attached to ‘Big Houses’ to those of a more modern and intimate nature. Of the gardens visited and gloriously photographed, seven are located in County Wicklow and two of those are in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): 9780711232228

Contents: Preface — Introduction – [Grand Big Gardens] Bantry House, Co. Cork — Mount Stewart House, Co Down — Birr Castle, Co. Offaly – Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow — Killruddery, Co. Wicklow – [Romantic Interludes] Altamont, Co. Carlow — Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow – [Taming the Wilderness] Caher Bridge Garden, Co. Clare — Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway — Ilnacullin, Co. Cork — Rowallane Garden, Co. Down — Glenveagh, Co. Donegal – [Painting with Plants] Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford — Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide, Co. Dublin — The Dillon Garden, Dublin — Hunting Brook, Co. Wicklow – [Lovely Day for a Walk] Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny — Tullynally, Co. Westmeath — National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow – [A Few Follies and Fancies] Belvedere, Co. Westmeath — Kilfane Glen and Waterfall, Co. Kilkenny — Corke Lodge, Co. Wicklow — The Japanese Gardens, Co. Kildare — National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin — Tropical Ravine and Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, Co. Antrim – [Fields of Dreams] June Blake’s Garden, Co. Wicklow — Salthill House, Co. Donegal — The Bay Garden, Co. Wexford — Lakemount, Co. Cork — Ardcarraig, Co. Galway – [Paradises Reinvented] Oakfield Park, Co. Donegal — The Master’s Garden, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin — Kells Bay Gardens, Co. Kerry — Heywood, Co. Laois — Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, Co. Antrim – [Good Enough to Eat] Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co. Cork — Glebe Gardens, Co. Cork — Dunmore Country School, Co. Laois – The Gardens: contact information – Select bibliography and sources – Index — Acknowledgements.

WW Connection #1: Hunting Brook Gardens, Lamb Hill, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 184-191.

WW Connection #2: June Blake’s Garden, Tinode, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 286-299.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Contains 250 large colour photographs.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

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