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From the Drawing Board (2) – All Saints Church, Carnew

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Full title: Carnew Church. Co. Wicklow.

Creator / Author: RCB Library and Frederick Darley

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in February 2020.

Publisher / Place of Publication: Representative Church Body / Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF67

About: One of the many resources of the Representative Church Body Library is a collection of 19th and 20th century architectural drawings of Church of Ireland churches and cathedrals. In 2011 the Library secured a grant from the Esme Mitchell Trust to conduct a pilot project to digitize and catalogue these drawings. A subsequent grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has enabled further work to be done. As a result, an important heritage resource is now freely available online. This blog entry relates to architectural drawings of All Saints Church, Carnew from around 1846-47.

Contents:  Design for a Church proposed to be erected at Carnew in the Diocese of Ferns, County of Wicklow — East End Elevation – West End Elevation – Gallery Plan – South Flank Elevation – Longitudinal Section – Transverse Section – Plan.

Extra #1: Browse the RCB Library architectural drawings for Carnew Church

Extra #2: Link to the entry for this church on National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) website

Hat-Tip: To The Representative Church Body Library who have arranged for the digitisation of these drawings and their free accessibility online.

A Detective Locklear Mystery (1)

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Full title: The Pact [a novel]

Creator / Author: Carol Coffey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 312p

When Published: 2018

Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Crimson / Poolbeg Press 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.

About: This novel marks a new departure for the author as it is her first detective novel. It introduces Sergeant Locklear, a Native American who is a homicide detective with the Richmond Police Department. Locklear and his colleagues set about investigating the attempted murder of a young Mennonite, but without the co-operation of locals, things become increasingly difficult. The book is the first of a series featuring Sergeant Locklear.

ID number(s): 9781781998199

WW Connection #1: The author lives in the Baltinglass area of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening line: ‘The 5 a.m. call from Lieutenant Alex Kowalski had woken Locklear from a fitful night’s rest…..’

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

SOS – Save Our Schoolhouse

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Full title: Lacken Schoolhouse

Creator / Author: Mattie Lennon

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 2pp

Journal Information: Ireland’s Eye Magazine, Issue 459, pp. 8-9

When Published: March 2019

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ireland’s Eye / 6 Dominick Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

About: A short article of just over a page relates some of the history and personalities associated with Lacken Schoolhouse which is now a community centre. It ends with a call to action to preserve this historic schoolhouse which is in need of restoration and renovation.

ID number(s): 0790-3766

Extra #1: Includes a black & white photograph.

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