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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/

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.

Croppy Biddy Don’t Lie Down

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Full title: Bridget ‘Croppy Biddy’ Dolan: Wicklow’s anti-heroine of 1798

Creator / Author: Ruan O’Donnell

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 25pp

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press / Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.

Parent Publication [book]: The Women of 1798 / edited by Dáire Keogh and Nicholas Furlong / 208pp

About: This book chapter (pp. 87-112) looks at the role played by ‘informant’ Bridget Dolan in the conviction of several United Irishmen for anti-government activities in the Wicklow area. The most high-profile trial that she was associated with was that of William ‘Billy’ Byrne of Ballymanus, which led to Byrne’s execution. The author explores the circumstances of the demonisation of Bridget Dolan whom he refers to as “one of the most interesting women to participate in the rebellion and its aftermath”.

ID number(s): 1851823587 / 185182359X

WW Connection #1: Bridget ‘Croppy Biddy’ Dolan was born and lived in Carnew in South West Wicklow in 1777.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Households in Burgage Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Burgage

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 2p

When Published: 1853

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 & 88 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 householders in the Parish of Burgage in West Wicklow, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas in Co. Kildare.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Burgage More – Burgage Moyle – Glashina – Russborough — Russellstown.

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Burgage Parish (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

A Very Strenuous Route

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Full title: Lugnaquillia and the Glen of Imaal

Creator / Author: David Herman, photography by Michael J. Stead

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 6p

When Published: 1995

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ward Lock / London.

Parent Publication [book]: Ireland: walker’s companion / by David Herman / 128pp

About: This is one of 23 walks that the author describes in a handy guide. He regards it as a ‘very strenuous route’ which covers over 15 miles starting and ending at the Glen of Imaal. It includes a detailed route description and map and comments on features of interest.

ID number(s): 0706373529 / 1860198791

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 two colour photographs.

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

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Full title: Parish of Boystown

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 10p

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 householders in that part of the Parish of Boystown which is covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas. The remainder of the Parish of Boystown was within the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Ballinagee — Ballinahown — Ballyknockan — Ballynastockan — Ballynultagh — Boystown or Baltyboys Lower — Boystown or Baltyboys Upper — Carrig — Garryknock – Glenbride – Humphreystown – Kilbeg – Lackan – Lugnagroagh – Rathballylong – Sroughan — Tulfarris

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Boystown 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 Boystown Parish within Baltinglass Union

Brief Irish Lives (5) – Harry Lush (The Beatles Tinahely Connection)

 

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Full title: Beathaisnéis (Volumes 1-9)

Creator / Author: Diarmuid Breathnach & Máire Ní Mhurchú

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book Series / Various pagings

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] Book Series 1986-2003 / [2] Website 2011-

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: An Clóchomhar / Dublin.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: Fiontar / Olscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin City University, Dublin.

About: The Beathaisnéis Series comprises nine volumes of short Irish-language essays on the lives of important and not-so-important Irish-speaking men and women. There are over 1,700 people featured from 1560 to the present and we will revisit this excellent series to highlight other Irish speakers who have a connection to West Wicklow. The text of all 9 volumes has now been digitised and published as a fully-searchable database on the website Ainm.ie

This blog entry refers to William Henry (Harry) Lush. Harry Lush was born near Kilglass, Co. Sligo in 1916. He had an aptitude for the Irish Language that enabled him to avail of a number Irish-of scholarships and after graduating from Trinity College he spent some time as a teacher of Irish and Sports. Interestingly, he gave this up to become the manager of the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin. In the course of his work there he met many well-known people, including Cary Grant, Eamon De Valera and The Beatles. He was responsible for the safe passage of the Fab Four from the cinema when the excitement of the fans threatened to get out of hand!

ID number(s): 0953294730 / 9780903758765 / 0903758652 / 0903758830 / 0903758768 / 9780903758550

WW Connection #1: The Lush Family moved from Sligo to West Wicklow, lived at Coolroe, Tinahely and had a farm in Ballinglen.

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Harry Lush via ainm.ie.

Extra #2: For additional information and photographs visit the Lush Family Website.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Households in Blessington Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Blessington

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 11p

When Published: 1853

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 & 88 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 householders in the Parish of Blessington in West Wicklow, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas in Co. Kildare.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Ballydonnell North — Ballydonnell South – Ballylow – Ballynabrocky — Ballynascullogue Lower — Ballynascullogue Upper – Ballynatona — Ballysmuttan Lower — Ballysmuttan Upper — Ballyward – Blackrock – Blessington — Town of Blessington (Main Street) — Town of Blessington (Kilbride Road) — Blessington Demesne – Butterhill – Crosscoolharbour – Deerpark – Dillonsdown – Edmondstown – Haylands – Hempstown – Holyvalley — Knockieran Lower — Knockieran Upper — Lugnagun Great — Lugnagun Little – Newpaddocks – Oldcourt – Oldpaddocks – Rathnabo – Santryhill – Threecastles.

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Blessington Parish (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

Down by the Liffeyside in Medieval Times

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Full title: The Port of Medieval Dublin: archaeological excavations at the Civic Offices, Winetavern Street, Dublin, 1993

Creator / Author: Andrew Halpin, with contributions by Aidan O’Sullivan and others.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 189p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press Ltd. / Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.

About: This book is a detailed account of archaeological investigations that took place during the second phase of the construction of the Civic Offices of Dublin Corporation at Wood Quay. Specifically this dig took place at the proposed location of the car park and uncovered evidence of 12th and 13th century activities at the site.

ID number(s): 1851825843 / 1851825851

Chapters: Introduction — Historical background — Stratigraphy of the site — The wooden waterfronts: a study of their construction, carpentry and use of trees and woodlands / Aidan O’Sullivan — Dendrochronological analysis of oak wood samples – Analysis of sediment samples — The medieval pottery — Medieval boat and ship timbers / Aidan O’Sullivan — Building materials: architectural fragments, roofing tiles and slates, floor tiles — The leather finds — The small finds: stone, metal, wood, bone and antler. Stone artefacts – Wooden artefacts / Aiden O’Sullivan and Mary Deevy — Metal artefacts – Artefacts of bone and antler – Conclusions – Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes maps, plans, photographs and illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to Aidan O’Sullivan’s online presence on Academia.edu

Gardens of Ireland

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Full title: The Irish Garden

Creator / Author: Jane Powers, with photographs by Jonathan Hession

Item Type / Page count: Book / 400pp

When Published: April 2nd, 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Frances Lincoln Limited / 74-77 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF

About: This is a grand book of the coffee-table variety which has received glowing reviews everywhere. In its 400-page extent, the author visits over forty of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens. These range from demesnes attached to ‘Big Houses’ to those of a more modern and intimate nature. Of the gardens visited and gloriously photographed, seven are located in County Wicklow and two of those are in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): 9780711232228

Contents: Preface — Introduction – [Grand Big Gardens] Bantry House, Co. Cork — Mount Stewart House, Co Down — Birr Castle, Co. Offaly – Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow — Killruddery, Co. Wicklow – [Romantic Interludes] Altamont, Co. Carlow — Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow – [Taming the Wilderness] Caher Bridge Garden, Co. Clare — Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway — Ilnacullin, Co. Cork — Rowallane Garden, Co. Down — Glenveagh, Co. Donegal – [Painting with Plants] Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford — Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide, Co. Dublin — The Dillon Garden, Dublin — Hunting Brook, Co. Wicklow – [Lovely Day for a Walk] Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny — Tullynally, Co. Westmeath — National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow – [A Few Follies and Fancies] Belvedere, Co. Westmeath — Kilfane Glen and Waterfall, Co. Kilkenny — Corke Lodge, Co. Wicklow — The Japanese Gardens, Co. Kildare — National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin — Tropical Ravine and Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, Co. Antrim – [Fields of Dreams] June Blake’s Garden, Co. Wicklow — Salthill House, Co. Donegal — The Bay Garden, Co. Wexford — Lakemount, Co. Cork — Ardcarraig, Co. Galway – [Paradises Reinvented] Oakfield Park, Co. Donegal — The Master’s Garden, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin — Kells Bay Gardens, Co. Kerry — Heywood, Co. Laois — Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, Co. Antrim – [Good Enough to Eat] Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co. Cork — Glebe Gardens, Co. Cork — Dunmore Country School, Co. Laois – The Gardens: contact information – Select bibliography and sources – Index — Acknowledgements.

WW Connection #1: Hunting Brook Gardens, Lamb Hill, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 184-191.

WW Connection #2: June Blake’s Garden, Tinode, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 286-299.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Contains 250 large colour photographs.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

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