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From the Drawing Board (1) – St. Mary’s Church, Blessington

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Full title: Blessington Church. Diocese of Dublin

Creator / Author: RCB Library and Joseph Welland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

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

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in November 2019.

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 St. Mary’s Church, Blessington from around 1850.

Contents:  Blessington Church. Diocese of Dublin — Longitudinal Section. Transverse Section — Half External and Internal Elevation of Circular Lights in North and South Transepts. Doorway to West Porch. Finial and Flew Blocks — Section of Nave Aisle. External Elevation of North Aisle Window Internal Elevation of Aisle Window &c — Half External and Internal Elevation of Circular Lights in North and South Transepts. Doorway to West Porch. Finial and Flew Blocks — East Elevation. South Flank Elevation — Ground Plan showing proposed additions &c North Elevation.

Extra #1: Browse the RCB Library architectural drawings for Blessington 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 Sisterly Saga

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Full title: Winter Flowers [a novel]

Creator / Author: Carol Coffey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 322p

When Published: 2011

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

About: Two sisters, but many secrets. Iris and Hazel must come to terms with their past before a settled future can ever be contemplated. A novel of family relationships that mixes despair with hope. Can there be a ‘happy ever after’ for one or both of the sisters?

ID number(s): 9781842235027 / 9781842234587

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

Extra #1: Opening line: “Iris Fay, are you in there?” The man’s voice boomed from outside the rundown shop as he knocked heavily on the door.’

Extra #2: Some editions include a preview of the first chapter of the book ‘The Penance Room’, written by the same author.

Extra #3: The novel has been translated into German.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #5: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for editions of this publication in libraries worldwide.

A Century of GAA in Donard

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Full title: Donard G.A.A. – a history 1884-1984

Creator / Author: Roisín Breathnach, Eibhlín Breathnach and Bernadín Breathnach

Item Type / Page count: Book / 91p

When Published: c.1984

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Donard G.A.A Centenary Committee] / Donard, Co. Wicklow

About: This is the story of Donard G.A.A. from the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association to its centenary year in 1984. It fuses historic newspaper reports and local remembrances to paint a picture of a community for whom Gaelic Games activities was an important element of social life.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Introduction / Roisín, Eibhlín and Bernadín Breathnach – Address from the Club Chairman / Antoin Breathnach – Address from the County Chairman / Peadar Mac Eocaidh — Address from Aodh Ó Broin / Aodh Ó Broin — The G.A.A.– its beginning and development — G.A.A. in Wicklow — Donard — 1930’s — 1940’s — 1950’s — 1960’s — 1970’s – 1980’s — Camogie — Hurling — Vocational Schools Football — Juvenile — Handball — Grand Little Town of Donard [poem] / Ned Dunne

Extra #1: includes numerous & black/white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Ten of the Best from Caitlín Maude

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Full title: The Bright Wave / An Tonn Gheal: poetry in Irish now

Creator / Author: Dermot Bolger (editor) and contributors. Introduction by Alan Titley.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 200p

When Published: 1986

Publisher / Place of Publication: Raven Arts Press / P.O. Box 1430, Finglas Dublin 11.

About: This book is an anthology of modern Irish-language poetry from six poets who all emerged in the second half of the 20th century. Each poem is printed in Irish with an English translation opposite. The poets represented are: Michael Davitt, Caitlín Maude, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Micheál Ó hAirtnéide, Liam Ó Muirthile and Cathal Ó Searcaigh. The section that interests us is that devoted to 10 poems by Caitlín Maude each of which has been translated into English by Michael Hartnett (Micheál Ó hAirtnéide). Overall the book is an excellent introduction to modern poetry in Irish for people who are not that well versed in the Irish language.

ID number(s): 1851860088 / 1851860118

Contents: [Caitlín Maude poems only] Tá sé in am an dán deiridh a scriobh / It’s time to write the final poem – Géibheann / Captivity – Litir ón Aire Cultúir / Letter from the Minister of Culture – Comhairle / Advice – Lá amháin / One day — D’fhan muid ar feadh an lae / We stayed all day — Amhrán Grá Vietnam / Love song for Vietnam – Impí / Entreaty – Iobairt / Sacrifice – Rhoda / Rhoda.

WW Connection #1: Caitlín Maude spent some time as a teacher in Carnew in South West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

A River Runs Through It

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Full title: The Upper King’s River Valley – A Short History

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 16p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XX (Part 2), pp. 173-188

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About: Although the subtitle of this article claims this is a short history, it is nevertheless a substantial piece running to sixteen pages. The area studied runs from the headwaters of the King’s River at Lake Nahanagan to the point where it enters the Poulaphouca Reservoir at Lockstown Lower. The author focuses on seventeen townlands that are contiguous to the river and explains placename origins, history, topography, and agricultural and industrial activity. The townlands covered include: Ballinagee, Banogue, Coonmore, Garryknock, Granabeg, Granamore, Harristown, Knockalt, Knocknadruse, Johnstown, Lockstown, Lugglas Lower, Oakwood and Walterstown.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: The article includes two maps and a b/w photograph.

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Wicklow for Beginners

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Full title: A History of County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Arthur Flynn

Item Type / Page count: Book / 166p

When Published: 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill and Macmillan / Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12

About: This book is a general overview of the County of Wicklow. While some of the material is no longer current, the historical background is well presented and is a useful introduction to the subject. Chapter 8 contains neat descriptions of 16 towns and villages within the county.

ID number(s): 0717134857

Chapters:  Acknowledgements – Introduction – Antiquity – The Christian Era – The Middle Ages – The Early Modern Period – From Grattan to Parnell – Industries – The Towns – Communication and Travel – Visitors to Co. Wicklow in the Nineteenth Century – Modern Times – Famous Links with Co. Wicklow – The Arts – Tourism and Sport – Appendix 1: Census of Population – Appendix 2: Public Representatives for Co. Wicklow – Select Bibliography – Index.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes sixteen pages of b/w photographs.

Ninth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 9, 2017

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

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 170p

When Published: 2017

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

About: This ninth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history is the most substantial yet with articles of the highest quality. A diverse range of topics is covered from medieval stone lamps and sheep wash-holes to the Plymouth Brethren and railway accidents. The most extensive article in this issue is by Chris Lawlor which looks at the impact of the Civil War on ordinary citizens as reflected in compensation claim records. Overall this publication makes a most appealing Christmas stocking-filler for anyone interested in West Wicklow history.

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 excavation on Baltinglass Hill – Lathaleere – the evolution of a place-name / Paul Gorry — Death in the Glen of Imaal – 16th September 1941 / James Scannell — The Plymouth Brethren and the Baltinglass connection / Cora Crampton – The Boyestowne Lordship: Baltyboys, Tulfarris & Humphreystown 1650-1850 [Part One] / Brendan Corrigan — County Wicklow Grand Jury 1793 – William Hanbidge’s recollections of wool-weaving in the 1820’s / John Hussey — A light into medieval Ireland: some thoughts on cresset-stones and a previously undocumented example from Newry townland, southwest Wicklow / Lorcan Harney — Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy: early Queensland pioneers / Pauleen Cass — Odd fish in West Wicklow / Christopher Moriarty — Sheep wash-holes in West Wicklow / Seamus Balfe and John Hussey — A fatal accident on the Dublin & Blessington tram line in 1912 / James Scannell — Ernest Molyneux of The Decoy / Tom Molyneux – Tuckmills in West Wicklow / John Hussey — Trouble with the points / James Scannell – Three men and a (little) mountain / Brian McCabe – Raids, requisitions and recompense: the Civil War’s impact on West Wicklow, 1922-3 / Chris Lawlor – Review: Brendan Corrigan’s The History of Hollywood Co Wicklow / John Glennon.

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

The First President of Cumann na mBan

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Full title: Jennie Wyse-Power (1858-1941)

Creator / Author: Sarah-Beth Watkins

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7pp

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2

Parent Publication [book]: Ireland’s suffragettes: the women who fought for the vote / by Sarah-Beth Watkins / 144pp

About: The book from which this short chapter is taken is a collection of biographical portraits of women who played an important part in campaign for women’s rights and national freedom. The entry here refers to Jennie Wyse Power who was prominent in public life in Ireland and was one of the pioneers in the participation of women in political life. She became the first President of Cumann na mBan (the women’s auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers) and was a member of the Irish Senate.

ID number(s): 9781845888244

WW Connection #1: Jennie Wyse Power (née O’Toole) was born in Baltinglass in West Wicklow

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #4: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #5: Link to the Publisher’s website.

The ‘Friends’ in Baltyboys (2)

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Full title: The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow, 1678 to 1800s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 56p

When Published: July 2017

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Historical Committee of the Religious Society of Friends in Ireland / Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16 D16 V3F8

About: This is a history of the Quaker community which settled in the valley of the King’s River in West Wicklow. Also known as ‘The Religious Society of Friends’, The Quakers were heavily involved in the woollen and textile industry. Appendices to the main text include individual family details and a brief explanation of Quaker origins. This book was originally published as an eBook on the author’s website in 2015.

ID number(s): 9781911345565

Contents: Preface – Acknowledgements – Foreword / Christopher Moriarty – Ballymore-Eustace, the gateway to West  Wicklow — Baltyboys — The  Quakers’ move to Ireland — The founding of Blessington ‘New Town’ – Visits by important Quakers to Dublin — Peter Peisley’s move to Baltyboys — The first Quaker lease at Baltyboys, 1678 — The role of the early Quakers at Baltyboys — The rationale for Quakers to settle at Baltyboys—Connections of the Baltyboys Quakers with Dublin — William Lappam’s refusal to pay tithes — Anthony Sharp’s visit to Blessington — Quaker settlement beyond Baltyboys — Other Protestant settlers of the early 1700s — Quaker weaving activities at Baltyboys – Disownments – Quaker Families at Baltyboys in 1791 — Peisleys replaced by Radcliffes – The 1798 Rebellion — Quaker Migration into the Church of Ireland — After the Quakers – Appendices: 1. The ‘Religious Society of Friends’ – 2.The Quaker meeting house and graveyard at Baltyboys – 3. Notes on individual Quaker families of Baltyboys – 4. Other family names.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes two maps.

Extra #4: Link to the Quakers in Ireland website.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s website.

Extra #6: Link to the author’s page on Academia.edu

Killed in the Line of Duty

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Full title: Garda Patrick O’Halloran

Creator / Author: Colm Wallace

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 15pp

When Published: 2017

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press Ireland / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2.

Parent Publication [book]: The Fallen: Gardaí killed in service 1922-1949 / by Colm Wallace / 255pp

About: During an attempted bank robbery in Baltinglass in 1924, Garda Patrick O’Halloran was fatally injured. This chapter (pp.37-51), taken from a book detailing Gardaí killed in the line of duty 1922-1949, describes the circumstances of the incident. Following a subsequent trial, which is also described in this chapter, one Felix Mc Mullen was convicted of the murder of Garda O’Halloran and was hanged for the crime.

ID number(s): 9780750983761

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.

 

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