Weaving Down the King’s River Valley
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.