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Catholic Devotion in Dunlavin

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Full title: “With much quiet fervour”: a brief history of Dunlavin Roman Catholic Parish and St. Nicholas of Myra Church

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 80pp

When Published: 2018

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow

About: This book is a history of the Roman Catholic church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Dunlavin, West Wicklow. The author, a local historian of note, also expands the text to include the wider story of Catholic worship in the community both before and after the church building itself was erected.

ID number(s): 9780953294756

Contents: Acknowledgements — Foreword — Introduction — Context: Catholicism in the Dunlavin area before the nineteenth century — Construction: Catholicism in Dunlavin parish in the nineteenth century — Change: Catholicism in Dunlavin parish in the twentieth century — Challenge: Catholicism in Dunlavin parish in the twenty-first century — Appendix – Endnotes.

Extra #1: Illustrated throughout with multiple black and white photographs.

Extra #2: Includes text of poem ‘Lines on St. Nicholas’s Well, Tournant, Dunlavin’ by Canon James Whittle (pp.23-24).

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: A review of this book appears in the Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society, Number Ten, 2019.

Extra #6: Link to the author’s blog.

Sixteen Soldiers Perish at Stranahely

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Full title: The Glen of Imaal Disaster, 1941

Creator / Author: Terence O’Reilly

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 44-46

When Published: March / April 2019

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: This short three-page article describes the circumstances surrounding the worst single episode of loss of life suffered by the Irish Defence Forces since the Irish Civil War. It also highlights the trauma and tribulations of the survivors, most of whom sustained life-changing injuries. A large basalt memorial, near Seskin Bridge, now commemorates the sixteen soldiers who died in the Glen of Imaal on that fateful day on September 16th, 1941.

ID number(s): 0791-8224

Extra #1: includes three photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #5: Visit the magazine website at: http://www.historyireland.com/

Early Grave Slabs from Counties Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow

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Full title: Pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones in the Dublin region

Creator / Author: Patrick Healy, edited by Kieran Swords.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 124pp

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: South Dublin Libraries, Local Studies Section / County Library, County Hall, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

About: The author was an archaeologist and local historian who according to Professor Etienne Rynne “knew the early graveslabs of County Dublin and North County Wicklow better than anyone else ever did” (Introduction). This book is based on a thesis submitted by the author for an M.A. degree at NUI Galway and has been expanded to include updated material. It is a comprehensive work that also covers locations in West Wicklow and East Kildare. Altogether, some 85 slabs are catalogued and described.

ID number(s): 9780955379819

Contents: Paddy Healy: an appreciation / Rob Goodbody – Editor’s Acknowledgements – Foreword / Mayor Billy Gogarty – Introduction / Professor Etienne Rynne – Illustrated Glossary – Author’s Acknowledgements – Author’s Introduction — Historical background – Pre-Norman church-sites in the Dublin region: Co. Dublin, Co. Wicklow, Co. Kildare — Upright and recumbent slabs: a discussion — Pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones in the Dublin region: a summary of the eight group-types – Numbered catalogue of slabs and cross-inscribed stones of the greater Dublin area – Bibliography —Appendix I: Decorated stones at Kilgobbin, Co. Dublin / P. Ó hÉailidhe – Placename index to locations with pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones, Counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare.

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Tenth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 10, 2019

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors, joint editors Chris Lawlor, Donal McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 312p

When Published: 2019

Publisher / Place of Publication: West Wicklow Historical Society / Baltinglass (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: This tenth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history is a bumper edition running to a highest-ever total of 312 pages. A diverse range of articles stretch from the Neolithic period to modern times. The areas covered include Baltinglass, Baltyboys, Blessington, Burgage and Glen of Imaal. East Wicklow also gets a look-in as does neighbouring parts of Carlow and Kildare. The most extensive article in this issue is by Kevin Lee which looks at nineteenth-century emigration from the Coolattin district to Canada.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: Foreword from the Chairman / John A. O’Toole — Ramblings of the Secretary / Donal McDonnell — Editor’s Preface / Chris Lawlor — Archaeological excavations on Baltinglass Hill: an update / Alan Hawkes — Guests of the Crown: Wicklow men in the Curragh internment camps, 1921 / James Durney — Silk manufacturing in Rathmore, County Kildare (1784-1786) / James Robinson — Preaching the suffrage gospel in County Wicklow: a local perspective on the women’s suffrage campaign, 1908-1918 / Rosemary Raughter —Ballymore Eustace woollen mills / Jim Corley — Cecil Frances Alexander and her connection to County Wicklow / Sarah Gillespie — County Kildare during the War of Independence, 1919-1921 / Michael Murphy — Language matters: the importance of Irish in local place-name lore / Ita Roddy — Shops around the Blessington Lake / Séamus Balfe — Flax growing and linen weaving in Imaal in the 1820s / John Hussey — Book Review: John Hussey’s The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow – 1678 to 1800s / Jim Corley – The land for the people / Joe McArdle — The Boyestowne Lordship: Baltyboys, Tulfarris & Humphreystown 1650-1850 [Part Two] / Brendan Corrigan — William Dargan and the Dublin and Wicklow railway / Andrew Keating — Aspects of life in County Wicklow during the Emergency / James Scannell — Collapse at Burgage / Brian McCabe — ‘He regarded their interests and his own as interwoven’: the impact of the 1903 Wyndham Land Act on the Mansfields of Morristown Lattin, 1903-1929 / Evan Comerford — A listing of some people living on the Baltinglass Estate of the Earl of Aldborough, 1767-1794 / Richard B. Lennon — Macra na Feirme and the origin of secondary education in West Wicklow / P.J. Hanlon — Nineteenth-century emigration from South Wicklow: from Coollattin to Canada / Kevin Lee — Did you ever dance to these bands in Blessington or Manor Kilbride 1971-1973? / Declan O’Connor — Goodbye to Fortgranite, a much-loved family home / Mark Shirley-Beavan — Mullaghmast – early monuments and mythologies / Cora Crampton — Rathvilly Church of Ireland memorial inscriptions from the church and churchyard / Paul Gorry — Baltinglass Bridewell and Courthouse [Part One] / Chris Lawlor — Book Review: Chris Lawlor’s ‘With Much Quiet Fervour’: a brief history of Dunlavin Roman Catholic parish and St. Nicholas of Myra church / Cróna Cassidy.

Extra #1: Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps, drawings and graphs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide

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