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The Famine in Talbotstown Upper

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Full title: Responses to Famine in West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 9pp

When Published: c.1995

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kildare County Council / Naas, Co. Kildare

Parent Publication [book]: Lest We Forget: Kildare and the Great Famine / 106pp

About: This essay was published as part of a book commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Great Famine in County Kildare. It looks at the adjoining district of West Wicklow and uses contemporary accounts from the journal of Elizabeth Smith to show in particular how local officialdom responded to the crisis.

ID number(s): 0952001322

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 full text of the book containing this chapter, courtesy of the Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal.

Hat-Tip: To the Kildare Library and Arts Services who have arranged for the digitisation of this book and its free accessibility online.

Crannogs and Their Uses up to 1650

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Full title: Crannogs in Late Medieval Gaelic Ireland, c.1350-c.1650

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 21p

When Published: 2001 (hardback); 2004 (paperback)

Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press Ltd. / 7 Malpas Street, Dublin 8

Parent Publication [book]: Gaelic Ireland c.1250-c.1650: land, lordship and settlement / edited by Patrick J. Duffy, David Edwards and Elizabeth FitzPatrick / 454pp

About: Crannogs were artificial islands built in lakes or swamps. In this chapter (pp397-417), the author argues that up to now attention has been paid only to their early origin and use. He discusses the range of materials and artifacts found in crannogs and makes use of historical evidence to suggest that they continued to have various functions right up the middle of the seventeenth century.

ID number(s): 1851828001 / 1851828664

Contents: Origins, construction and occupation – Late medieval re-occupation – Crannogs as Gaelic settlements in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries – Crannogs as Gaelic settlements in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries: the end of the tradition – Crannogs as refuges for the Gaelic Irish in the seventeenth century: the final years – Conclusion.

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

Extra #1: includes maps, a photograph and other 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 the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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