A Little Book of Ballyknockan
Full title: My life as a stonecutter
Creator / Author: Andy Farrington [with contributions from Katie Byrne, John McEvoy, Jim Behan and Michael Freeman]
Item Type / Page count: Book / 68p
When Published: ca2016
Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow
About: More than half of this nice little book is taken up with Andy Farrington’s account of a life spent as a stonecutter in Ballyknockan. The remainder of the book includes contributions from neighbours on the same topic and also looks at other aspects of Ballyknockan history.
ID number(s): None
Contents: Introduction – Growing up in Ballyknockan – My life as a stonecutter – The contributions of the quarry men to the Church — The Ballyknockan Brass & Reed Band — The next generation / John McEvoy — Giant granite stone 1890 — Neddy Cullen – Working in Osborne and Brady quarry / Jim Behan – Michael Freeman’s account of his life as a stonecutter / Michael Freeman — Turf cutting — Conclusion.
Extra #1: Includes thirty-seven photographs.
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Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.
Extra #4: View the entry for ‘Ballyknockan’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.