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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.

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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.

 

Atop Twin Peaks

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Full title: Keadeen and Carrig

Creator / Author: David Herman, photos by Eoin Clarke

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 3p

Journal Information: Walking World Ireland, Issue 57, pp. 20-22

When Published: Sept / Oct 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: Athletic Promotions Ltd / Cherrywood House, Garville Drive, Garville Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

About: A short article which guides the walker to the top of the twin peaks of Keadeen and Carrig in West Wicklow. One feature of the walk is that the peaks “offer fine views of the plains of Kildare”.

ID number(s): 0791-8801

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes map and three colour photographs.

The Fighting Irish of WWI

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Full title: The Glorious Madness: tales of the Irish and the Great War

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 338p

When Published: 2014

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

About: The story of World War I as told through the eyes of Irish heroes and heroines of the conflict. Entries range from single-paragraph anecdotes to multi-page chapters and include people like nuns, artists, sportsmen, poets, aristocrats, nationalists, nurses, clergymen and film directors. This is not a dry, dusty history but the experiences of real people told in the author’s trademark engaging style.

ID number(s): 9780717162345

Chapters: Introduction — PART ONE: THE WESTERN FRONT — The Western Front — The Irish Dames of Ypres — Jack Judge-the man who wrote ‘Tipperary’ — Hoppy Hardy-the multiple escaper — Charles FitzClarence- Kildare’s Royal VC winner — Lord Desmond FitzGerald and the Micks — Irish Rugby players on the Western Front — Captain DD Sheehan, MP for Mid-Cork — The short army career of Private Kit Conway — Major General Louis Lipsett, CBE, MC (1874–1918) — Woodbine Willie- the soldiers’ poet — Hill 16-legends of the rubble — Tom MacGreevy-modernist poet (1893–1967) — Tom Kettle and Emmet Dalton-mad guns and invisible wands — Sir William Orpen — Liam O’Flaherty-an Aran Islander at war — The Irish air aces — PART TWO: THE DARNADELLES — The Dardanelles — Sackville Carden and the naval attack on the Dardanelles — Admiral Jack de Robeck (1862–1928) — Admiral Francis Kennedy, CB (1862–1939) — The Battle of Seddelbahr — The Dublin Pals and Suvla Bay — Rough Fitzgerald and the Order of the White Feather — Cecil Parke-the original Clones Cyclone — Brian Desmond Hurst–the Empress of Gallipoli — General Godley and the ANZACs — Arthur Corrie Lewin, DSO-aviator extraordinaire — PART THREE: FORGOTTEN FRONTS — Forgotten Fronts — Sky patrol with Erskine Childers — Hibernia and the Senussi of Libya — The Eagle of Trieste — Knox D’Arcy-the man who oiled the Royal Navy — Gunner Tom Barry and the Siege of Kut — Nurse Colhoun and the bombing of Vertekop — Father Kavanagh and the Sinai-Palestine Campaign — Colonel Alexander and the spear-point pump — Sergeant Major Flora Sandes, Serbian Army – Notes — Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

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

25 Years of Birdies and Bogeys in Blessington

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Full title: Blessington Golfing Society – celebrating 25 years

Creator / Author: Presented by Jim Corley and Noel Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 20p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Society?] / [Blessington, County Wicklow.]

About: Blessington Golfing Society was founded in 1987 and has always been headquartered in Hennessey’s Pub in Blessington. This A4-size souvenir booklet was produced to mark a quarter-century of the society’s activities. It contains memories and anecdotes and is lavishly illustrated with dozens of colour photographs.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Introduction 1 / Pat Clarke, 25th Captain – Introduction 2 / Frank O’Neill, President — Celebrating 25 Years — Fr. O’Moore, past President — The Twenty-Five Captains — [Photo Gallery] – Tribute to the late Robert Hennessy, a member & friend of Blessington Golf Society, 23rd Jan 1991 – 12th May 2011 — Jim Fennel’s Crash — Sand Bunkers — Boot Throwers Society – [Photo Gallery] – Animals on courses / Jim Corley – East Clare Fox – [Photo Gallery] – Tulfarris Golf Club – My Golf Society / Martin Hennessy – Captain’s Cup – NCNC – Heineken Cup – The Star Competition / Harry Wilson — Blessington Golfing Society Weekends Away.

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 Blessington Golfing Society website

A Little Book of Ballyknockan

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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.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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.

 

Lighting Up Parts of West Wicklow

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Full title: Then there was light: stories powered by the rural electrification scheme in Ireland

Creator / Author: P.J. Cunningham and Joe Kearney (editors).

Item Type / Page count: Book / 248p

When Published: 2016

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ballpoint Press / 4 Wyndham Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow

About:  This book, which is dedicated to ‘all those who had a role in the electrification of rural Ireland’ goes behind the roll-out of the Rural Electrical Scheme. The editors have sought out personal eyewitness accounts and short stories based on the experiences of ordinary people throughout the countryside. Four of the chapters / stories are based in West Wicklow and feature Stratford-on-Slaney, Knockananna, Lacken and Carrigeen/Irongrange.

ID number(s): 9780995479319

Contents: [West Wicklow items only] “I Have Lived …” / Alo Brady — Night of the Long Count in a Wicklow Village / Con Foley — Oh For a Penny Ice Cream and the Smell of Creosote! / Mattie Lennon — Lighting on the Wall / Declan P. Gowran.

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 at: http://www.ballpointpress.ie/

Baltinglass Detective Reigns in Spain

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Full title: The City in Darkness: a Stefan Gillespie novel

Creator / Author: Michael Russell

Item Type / Page count: Book / 338p

When Published: 2016

Publisher / Place of Publication: Constable / Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

About: This is the third book in a series of historical crime fiction featuring the West Wicklow based Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie. The action ranges from the Wicklow Mountains through Dublin and on to Spain and Portugal. The book is set in the early 1940’s which allows the author scope to use Second World War Europe and the ‘Emergency’ period in Ireland as backdrop to the story.

ID number(s): 9781472121929 / 9781472121912 / 9781472121943

WW Connection #1: The hometown of the main character is given as Baltinglass.

WW Connection #2: The author is a resident of the Baltinglass / Kiltegan area.

Extra #1: Opening lines: “There was barely a whisper of mist on the Upper Lake, a softness in the air where the water rippled among reeds and lapped on the pebble beach at the eastern end…”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Read a review of this book courtesy of Irish Examiner newspaper

Extra #5: Visit the Author’s Website

Households in Hollywood Parish in middle of 19th century (2)

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Full title: Parish of Hollywood

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 1p

When Published: 1854

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 Abbey Street, Dublin.

Parent Publication [book]: County of Wicklow: valuation of the several tenements comprising that portion of the Union of Naas situate in the county above named / Richard Griffith, General Valuation Office / 27pp

About: The property tax system of 1850’s Ireland. It was the first major attempt at valuing property. This section lists the small part of the Parish of Hollywood in West Wicklow, which was covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas in County Kildare. Most of the Parish of Hollywood was within the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Blakestown Upper — Blakestown Lower — Britonstown

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Hollywood Parish within Naas Union (pdf file).

Extra #2: Search Griffiths Valuation and link to contemporary maps at AskAboutIreland.ie

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Link to the blog post for the part of GV Hollywood Parish within Baltinglass Union.

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