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Brief Account of Two Bullaun Stones

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© JRSAI

Full title: Two Bullaun Stones in Kilbeg Townland, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: David McGuinness and Markus Redmond

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3pp

Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 125 pp. 129-131

When Published: December 1995

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: This is a short article from the Miscellanea section of the journal. Bullaun Stones are blocks of uncut natural stones into which oval or circular basin shapes have been carved out. This pair of stones came to the attention of the authors by their appearance on a then recently-issued ordnance survey map and they do not seem to have been recorded in detail before. They, and 2-3 others in the neighbourhood are thought to have been associated with Templeboden and St. Boden’s Well.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: Includes illustration of the stones.

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.

Garden Heaven in West Wicklow

 

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© Image Publications (cover by Abigail Bell)

Full title (1): Tip-Top Tulips: a visit to June Blake’s West Wicklow garden proves a tulip-shaped treat

Full title (2): Wicklow Wonderland: take a tour of Patthana – T.J. Maher and Simon Kirby’s meditative space in the Garden County

Creator / Author: Fionnuala Fallon; photography by Richard Johnston

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Articles / 6p and 7p

Journal Information: Garden Heaven Annual, pp. 26-31 and 74-80, editor, Amanda Kavanagh.

When Published: 2017

Publisher / Place of Publication: Image Publications Ltd. / Unit 3, 3 Harbour Square, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

About: This issue of the magazine Garden Heaven has a distinct West Wicklow flavour as the reader is taken firstly on a tour of June Blake’s renowned garden and later on a visit to Patthana Garden, both of which are located in West Wicklow. The text of both articles is accompanied by several feature photographs.

ID number(s): 0791-7570

WW Connection #1: June Blake’s Garden is located in Tinode in West Wicklow.

WW Connection #2: Patthana Garden is located in the village of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Link to June Blake’s Garden website

The Building of Carlow Cathedral

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Full title: From Chapel to Cathedral

Creator / Author: Fr. Tom McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: The Carlovian: Carlow College Magazine, Volume 46, pp. 7-9

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Patrick’s College / Carlow

About: On June 22nd, 1997, Carlow Cathedral was re-opened and re-dedicated following a somewhat controversial re-ordering and renovation. This short article chronicles the early history of the building which was transformed from a parish chapel erected in the 1780s’ to a Cathedral in 1833. Accompanying the article is a short biography of the architect responsible, Thomas Alfred Cobden.

ID number(s): 0790-0805

WW Connection #1: The author was a native of Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Includes one black & white photograph.

Extra #2: Page 25 of this publication includes a photograph of the author.

Extra #3: Pages 42-46 of this publication comprise colour photographs of the rededication ceremony of the Cathedral in 1997.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #5: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for 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.

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/

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

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.

Ninth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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© WWHS

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

Atop Twin Peaks

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(image Gareth McCormack)

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.

In an Irish Country Garden

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© RHS Media (image Carole Drake)

Full title: Wicklow Work of Art: superlative garden of Irish plantswoman June Blake

Creator / Author: Jane Powers; photography by Carole Drake

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 6p

Journal Information: The Garden, Volume 141, Part 9, pp. 68-73, editor, Chris Young.

When Published: September 2016

Publisher / Place of Publication: RHS Media / Churchgate, New Road, Peterborough PE1 1TT, England

About: The Garden is the title of the monthly magazine of The Royal Horticultural Society and has been published since 1871. This article is the cover story feature of the September 2016 issue and describes what the magazine calls “a contemporary and plant-filled country garden, influenced by the surrounding rural landscape”.

ID number(s): 0308-5457

WW Connection #1: June Blake’s Garden is located in Tinode 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: Includes numerous colour photographs and a plan of the garden.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website

Extra #5: Link to June Blake’s website

Hat-Tip: To photographer Carole Drake who produced the image featured on the cover above. Link to Carole’s website at www.caroledrake.com

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