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Weaving Down the King’s River Valley

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Full title: Wool and Weaving in the Kings River Valley, County Wicklow: 1660’s to 1840s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: eBook / 95p

When Published: March 2nd, 2016

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

About: The Quaker community based around Baltyboys were responsible for wool production in the area and supplied Dublin with this commodity. Later this enterprise developed into carding, spinning and weaving operations. In this substantial e-book publication, local author, John Hussey, details the almost 200-year history of wool and weaving in the King’s River Valley.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Abstract – Author details – Notes — Acknowledgements – 1650 to 1699 – The wool and weaving industries in Ireland — 1699 to c.1740 – The Wool Act and rustication — c.1750 – Weaving and tuck mills — 1760s – Road improvements — 1760s to 1770s – Pirn/Warping mills — 1770s to 1790s – The commercial state of Co. Wicklow — 1798 – The United Irish Rebellion — 1800 to 1840s — The final decline and death of weaving – Epilogue – Appendix 1 – Valleymount and hat-making – Appendix 2 – Weaving in the town of Blessington and on the estate – Appendix 3 – Flax growing and linen weaving in Co. Wicklow – Appendix 4 – General Holt’s metal boilers.

Extra #1: Browse to the full text of this ebook via this page at Our Wicklow Heritage

Extra #2: Includes several maps, photographs and illustrations.

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

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19th-Century Catholic Ancestors from Baltinglass Parish

 

 

 

 

Full title: Baltinglass, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Counties of Wicklow, Kildare

Creator / Author: The National Library of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: http://registers.nli.ie/

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in Sept 2016.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Library of Ireland / Kildare Street, Dublin 8.

About: The National Library of Ireland holds microfilm copies of over 3500 church registers from parishes in Ireland. The library has now digitised these registers as images which provide records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to around 1880. The available registers are not searchable by individual’s names. Instead, they are browseable by diocese, parish and date, searchable by parish and it is possible to zoom from a country map to parish level. This blog entry relates to the parish of Baltinglass, a small part of which extends into County Kildare.

Contents:  These registers cover baptisms (1807-1881) and marriages (1810-1880) and deaths (1824-1830). These date ranges are indicative only and coverage may be incomplete. Please refer to the NLI site for specific coverage.

Extra #1: Browse the Catholic Parish Registers for Baltinglass Parish

Hat-Tip: To The National Library of Ireland who have arranged for the digitisation of these records and their free accessibility online.

A Model of Spirituality for the 21st Century

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Full title: Time for a change: a fresh look at spirituality, sexuality, globalisation, and the church

Creator / Author: Donal Dorr

Item Type / Page count: Book / 264p

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Columba Press / 55A Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

About: Many people have become disillusioned with formal religion, yet they express a deep desire for spiritual fulfillment. The author discusses the meaning of spirituality and goes on to demonstrate how spirituality can impact on everyday themes such as sexuality and global commerce. The final part of the book contains suggestions as to what the Church can do to restore itself as the main medium of spirituality in modern society.

ID number(s): 9781856074445 / 1856074447

Chapters: Introduction – Part One: What is spirituality? — Christian Spirituality —  ‘Worldly’ Ingredients of Spirituality — Spirituality and Religion — Part Two: The Unfolding of Sexuality — Sexuality: Shame, Intimacy, and Spirituality — A Christian Spirituality of Celibacy — Part Three: Globalisation and Spirituality — Globalisation and Liberation — Globalisation and Spirituality in the West — Part Four: The Church and spirituality — Human Experience and Christian Faith — Pastoral Priorities — Community-Building and Eucharist — A Way Forward: Structural Changes – Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The author, Fr. Donal Dorr, is a member of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers).

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Link to the publisher’s website .

Names from South West Wicklow in 1837

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Full title: Baronies of Shillelagh and Ballinacor South, County Wicklow: a memorial 1837 extracted from Official Papers (O.P.1837/133) National Archives of Ireland Dublin.

Creator / Author: Sean Magee (researcher and compiler)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 64p

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society / 14 Rochestown Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: This is a listing of around 1,500 names of people from the south west of County Wicklow. The list names those who signed a form of petition (also known as a memorial) in 1837. The purpose of the petition was to seek the relocation of the Court of Quarter Sessions for the Baronies of Shillelagh and Ballinacor South. At the time this court was held in Baltinglass and the petition proposed that it be established in Tinahely. The area covered by the listing includes the Fitzwilliam Estate of Coolattin. The information should be useful for people with South-West Wicklow ancestry as it bridges the period between the Tithe Applotmant Books and the publication of Griffith’s Valuation. This booklet is Number 1 in the series ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’.

ID number(s): 1898471401

Chapters: Acknowledgements – Introduction / Sean Magee – [Text of the memorial] – Surnames Index – Townland Index – Useful addresses – Further reading.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Visit the Publisher’s website . [NOTE: Now known as Genealogical Society of Ireland]

Brief Irish Lives (5) – Harry Lush (The Beatles Tinahely Connection)

 

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Full title: Beathaisnéis (Volumes 1-9)

Creator / Author: Diarmuid Breathnach & Máire Ní Mhurchú

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book Series / Various pagings

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] Book Series 1986-2003 / [2] Website 2011-

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: An Clóchomhar / Dublin.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: Fiontar / Olscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin City University, Dublin.

About: The Beathaisnéis Series comprises nine volumes of short Irish-language essays on the lives of important and not-so-important Irish-speaking men and women. There are over 1,700 people featured from 1560 to the present and we will revisit this excellent series to highlight other Irish speakers who have a connection to West Wicklow. The text of all 9 volumes has now been digitised and published as a fully-searchable database on the website Ainm.ie

This blog entry refers to William Henry (Harry) Lush. Harry Lush was born near Kilglass, Co. Sligo in 1916. He had an aptitude for the Irish Language that enabled him to avail of a number Irish-of scholarships and after graduating from Trinity College he spent some time as a teacher of Irish and Sports. Interestingly, he gave this up to become the manager of the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin. In the course of his work there he met many well-known people, including Cary Grant, Eamon De Valera and The Beatles. He was responsible for the safe passage of the Fab Four from the cinema when the excitement of the fans threatened to get out of hand!

ID number(s): 0953294730 / 9780903758765 / 0903758652 / 0903758830 / 0903758768 / 9780903758550

WW Connection #1: The Lush Family moved from Sligo to West Wicklow, lived at Coolroe, Tinahely and had a farm in Ballinglen.

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Harry Lush via ainm.ie.

Extra #2: For additional information and photographs visit the Lush Family Website.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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