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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.

Historical Highlights of the Wicklow Highlands

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Full title: A Social History of the Wicklow Uplands

Creator / Author: Brian F. Gurrin

Item Type / Page count: Book / 102p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: The National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government / Dublin

About: Today, the area regarded as the Wicklow Uplands is mostly included within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. While permanent inhabitants of this area may be as rare as the Abominable Snowman, there is nonetheless a rich social history story to be told. This ranges from the prehistoric period through to the centuries of active resistance to English rule. This study of the history and heritage of the Wicklow Uplands was undertaken at the request of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (Eastern Division).

ID number(s): 0755716930

Contents: Figures and Tables – Abbreviations – The Author – Acknowledgements – Ice Sculptures – Wicklow’s Earliest Inhabitants – Early Human Sculptors – Gaeil is Gaill – War and Peace – New Times, and a New County – From Restoration to Union: The Restoration; The Late Seventeenth Century; The Protestant Ascendancy – War, and a New County – Final Thoughts – References – Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes numerous illustrations, 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: Visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park website.

Carmel O’Toole’s Glorious Glenmalure

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Full title: Glenmalure: the wild heart of the mountains: a valley and its people

Creator / Author: Carmel O’Toole

Item Type / Page count: Book / 336p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow

About: A wide-ranging and beautifully produced hardback book which relates the history of Glenmalure and stories of its people. The content of this substantial book is meticulously and widely researched and includes oral testimonies. Every aspect is brought to life with lively text which is interspersed with glorious photographs and illustrations. This book will stand as the definitive history of this lovely valley for years to come.

ID number(s): 9781873489154

Contents: Acknowledgements — Introduction – Glenmalure Timeline – Glenmalure Map – Early Inhabitants & Religious Settlements — Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne: Firebrand of the Wicklow Mountains — The Battle of Glenmalure — The Escape of the Ulster Princes (Red Hugh O’Donnell and Art O’Neill) — Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne 1580-1597 – The Twelve Graves – Glenmalure 1798-1803 — The Military Road — Glenmalure Lodge – Mining in Glenmanlure — The Last House in the Glen – The Shadow of the Glen: J.M. Synge and Glenmalure – Tragic Accidents in the Mountains near Glenmalure – Forestry Men and Timber Men — Sheep Farming in the Hills: old traditions and new methods — Glenmalure: reflections / Fr. Willie Walshe — Ballinacor Estate – Kirikee School 1881-1969 — GAA in Glenmalure — Glenmalure Today.

Appendix I – Bibliography.

Appendix II – Townlands, Placenames and Local Names of Glenmalure. Glenmalure – Conavalla and local place names in Conavalla — Ballinagoneen and local place names in Ballinagoneen – Cullentragh Park and local place names in Cullentragh Park — Ballinafunshoge and local place names in Ballinafunshoge – Ballyboy and local place names in Ballyboy – Ballybraid and local place names in Ballybraid — Carriglinneen and local place names in Carriglinneen — Kirikee and local place names in Kirikee — Ballinabarney and local place names in Ballinabarney – Ballintombay Lower and local place names in Ballintombay Lower – Camenabologue and local place names in Camenabologue — Barravore and local place names in Barravore – Ballinaskea / Bolenaskea and local place names in Ballinaskea / Bolenaskea — Clonkeen and local place names in Clonkeen — Corrasillagh and local place names in Corrasillagh — Carrawaystick and local place names in Carrawaystick — Clohernagh and local place names in Clohernagh — Drumgoff and local place names in Drumgoff — Fananierin and local place names in Fananierin — Ballinacor and local place names in Ballinacor – Banks on the road.

Appendix III – Poems & Songs of Glenmalure. Glenmalure / Anon. – Glenmalure / Jim Byrne – Feagh McHugh / Thomas D’Arcy McGee – Follow Me Up To Carlow / P.J. McCall – The Battle of Glenmalure / M.J. McCann — The Battle of Glenmalure / Anon. – The Death of Feagh McHugh O’Byrne / MacKeohoe – Gleann Maoliúra / Biddy Jenkinson – At the Mass Rock / Jim Byrne – The Outlaw’s Bridal / Anon. – Michael Dwyer / T.D. Sullivan – Michael Dwyer / Peadar Kearney – The Rebel’s Grave / Jim Byrne – Glenmalure / Dave Curtis – The Lone Hiker / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Daughters of Wild Glenmalure / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Croaghanmoira / Jane Clarke – The Curate of Greenane / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Jim Connolly / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Old Ballinacor G.A.A. Song / Christy Hughes – Kathleen / Jane Clarke – Lovely Wicklow / W..J. Duffy – Glenmalure / Jim Byrne.

Appendix IV – Leaders in Glenmalure. Michael Dwyer (1772-1825) – John Mernagh (1770-1857) – Patrick Grant (1761-1800) – Hugh Vesty Byrne (1770-1842) – Extract from the Memoirs of Miles Byrne.

Extra #1: Includes numerous photographs, maps 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: View the entry for ‘Glenmalure’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Notes & Queries – Dunlavin Massacre Song

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Full title: Dunlavin Green [ballad]

Creator / Author: Anon.

Item Type / Page count: Ballad / 6 verses

When Published: Various dates

Publisher / Place of Publication: Various.

Parent Publications: Appears in various books, magazines, discs.

About: The metrics of the West Wicklow Bookshelf Blog have indicated that someone searched using the terms ‘Dunlavin massacre song’. In response, we have transcribed the lyrics of the ballad ‘Dunlavin Green’ as recorded by Frank Harte and Donal Lunny and made it available to read online. The ballad refers to the execution of 36 people by British Crown Forces on May 26th, 1798.

Extra #1: Read the lyrics of the ballad here.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for the Frank Harte recording on CD.

Extra #3: Various renditions of Dunlavin Green can be heard on YouTube

Extra #4: The full story of the atrocity is recounted in Chris Lawlor’s book ‘The Massacre on Dunlavin Green

Dwyer and Derrynamuck

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Full title: Michael Dwyer [and] Battle of Doire Na Muc

Creator / Author: Elaine Hoxey and Caoimhín de Líon

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / [16p]

When Published: 1988

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Unknown] / Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow [?]

About: This booklet mainly consists of a reprint of a chapter on Michael Dwyer which was published in the book: ‘The Croghan Valley’ in the late 1960’s. Included within the main piece is a short account of the battle of Doire na Muc (Derrynamuck) when Dwyer made his escape from the Crown Forces. It is likely that this booklet was sold as a souvenir to visitors to the Dwyer McAllister Cottage in Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Preface / Graeme Cooke — Michael Dwyer (from ‘The Croghan Valley’ by Caoimhín de Líon, by kind permission of Kamac Publications) — Doire na Muc – Michael Dwyer escapes capture at Doire na Muc [artist’s impression].

Extra #1: Includes 2 maps and some other illustrations.

Eighth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 8, 2015

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

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 148p

When Published: 2015

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

About: This eighth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history is the biggest issue yet. The articles span the centuries from c.1000 BC to modern times and feature locations from Hollywood to New South Wales. The most extensive article in this issue is by James O’Driscoll and concerns itself with the hillforts of the Baltinglass area and the techniques used in their construction.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: A word from the Chairman / Noel Lyons — Ramblings of the Secretary / Donal McDonnell — Editor’s Preface / Chris Lawlor — Tubber and the Castle Leslie connection: an overview of Tubber House and Demesne c. 1764-1824 / Emma Lyons – Hillfort construction at Baltinglass: building Ireland’s hillfort capital / James O’Driscoll — From crime to wine: The Claytons of New South Wales / Margaret Smith — Robert Pipho and the Baltinglass Rebellion / Brendan Corrigan — ‘Yes, this is Wicklow’: recovering George Francis Savage-Armstrong as a poet of Wicklow / Rosemary Raughter – Not so doddery: the Dunlavin solicitor, Mr. Dodd / Declan O’Connor — A Black and Tan executed / D.J. Kelly — A famous row between two publicans in 1886 / John Glennon — Rathdangan and Killamoate: my native area / Peadar C. Ó Cuilinn — In the shadow of Joseph Holt / Henry Austin — Death on a country road / James Scannell — Poor men and poor women / Joe McArdle – Two August 1911 cycling mishaps / James Scannell — The Dunlavin massacre: two ballads of 1798 / Chris Lawlor.

Extra #1: Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and drawings.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Roll-call of 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow

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Full title: People of the Rebellion, Wicklow 1798

Creator / Author: Pat Power (researcher and compiler)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 116p

When Published: June 1999

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society / Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: This is a listing of around 1,800 names of those who were associated with the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow. The author has included people from both sides of the conflict and provides their affiliation, their probable address and, in many cases, some additional comment. The five-page introduction gives much useful information about the historical background and helps to clarify the challenges of interpreting the data. This book is Number 14 in the series ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’.

ID number(s): 1898471266

Chapters: Introduction – Names in Alphabetical Order – Appendix 1: Maps – Appendix 2: Yeomanry Corps – Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: Many of the individuals listed are associated with West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes a reproduction of ‘A Map of Wicklow 1760 by Jacob Nevill’.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the Publisher’s website . [NOTE: Now known as Genealogical Society of Ireland]

Noelle Keogh’s Carnew Collection

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Full title: Carnew: a Town of History & Heritage

Creator / Author:  Noelle Keogh [Co-ordinator, designer and editor]

Item Type / Page count: Book / 264p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Carnew, Co. Wicklow.

About: A most interesting compilation of photographs, historical book extracts, articles and short pieces. A large number of the articles had their origin in interviews with some local residents. The editor / co-ordinator has produced a unique and substantial collection of material relating to Carnew. There has been considerable local interest in this publication, resulting in all copies being quickly sold out.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Disclaimer – Introduction – [ABOUR CARNEW] Extract from Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 — Extract from the Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1844-1845 – Extract from Slater’s Directory 1894 – My Memories of Carnew (taken from an interview with Andy Brennan) – [BUSINESSES] Public Houses — Shops – Post Office & Bank — Butchers – Bakers — [TRADES AND MANUFACTURING] Blacksmiths and Forges – Occupations & Trades (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – Tailors, Drapers & Shoemakers — Manufacturing – Kilcavan Quarry (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Picture Gallery – [EDUCATION] Carnew National School – School Days (taken from an interview with Bill Molloy) – Picture Gallery including 1923 School Roll — All Saints National School – Documentation on School Dispute – Coláiste Bhríde – The First Class – Picture Gallery – Other Schools – [RELIGION] Religion (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – All Saints Church – St. Brigid’s Church – Church of the Most Holy Rosary – Wesleyan Chapel – [AGRICULTURE] Fowl Market – Castle Dairy – Fairs & Marts (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Ploughing Matches – Agricultural Show — Threshing – Corn Mills – My Memories of the Threshing (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Agricultural Work (taken from an interview with Bill Molloy) – [SPORTS AND RECREATION] Horse Racing — Cricket — GAA – Carnew Emmets GAA Club / by Etty Kilbride – Photo Gallery — Tennis – Sports Day – Recreation — Music – At Home Week – [LAW AND ORDER] (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – [MILITARY] Military Records up to and including World War 1 – World War 2 (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Memories of World War 2 (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – [THEN AND NOW] Photo Gallery – [1798] Information from Interviews – Unrecorded Account as Told by an Old Resident – [CARNEW CASTLE] – [LANDLORDS] – Fitzwilliams — Landlords – Big Houses – [FAMINE] — The Poor House (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – [EMIGRATION] – [MEDICAL] [RURAL ELECTRIFICATION] Working on the Rural Electrification (taken from an interview with Andy Brennan) – [SNOW OF 1947] (taken from an interview with John McEvoy).

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

TV Star’s Carnew Roots

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Full title: Graham Norton’s Wicklow Roots

Creator / Author: Fiona Fitzsimons

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 3p

Journal Information: Irish Lives Remembered: Genealogy Magazine, Issue 29, pp. [30-32], edited by Eileen Munnelly.

When Published: May/June 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Eileen Munnelly, Irish Lives Remembered Ltd. / R.D.C., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

About: The TV chat show host was born Graham William Walker and it turns out that his Walker ancestors came from Carnew in South West Wicklow. This article describes researching the family history and expands on some of the events of the 1798 rebellion in the Carnew area. The article is included in a ‘Focus on Wicklow’ issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: includes some illustrations and a map.

Extra #2: Link to Irish Lives Remembered website to view, download or subscribe to this free publication. Browse to this issue from the button marked ‘Click for back editions’.

Revisit Six Important Years in Wicklow History

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Full title: Exploring Wicklow’s Rebel Past 1798-1803

Creator / Author: Ruán O’Donnell, with photographs by Dominic Martella, Richard Nairn and Dúchas

Item Type / Page count: Book / 71pp

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Coiste Chill Mhantain ’98 / Wicklow ’98 Committee / [Wicklow, Co. Wicklow]

About: This book was published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion. It is a guidebook to the landmarks and sites associated with this period in Wicklow’s history. Divided into six suggested routes, it covers the whole county, with many of the locations being in the western half. All the memorials commemorating the Rebellion are listed, together with the history and folklore of the sites.

ID number(s): 0953492206

Chapters: Acknowledgements — Introduction — Planning your route / Raymond Stephens — Route One: Blessington, Blackmore Hill, Athdown, Oakwood — Route Two: Bray, Enniskerry, Ballinvalla/Sleamaine, Luggala – Route Three: Dunlavin, Baltinglass, Derrynamuck, Leitrim — Route Four: St. Kevin’s Bed (Glendalough), Rathdrum, Greenan (Lower Glenmalure), Baravore (Upper Glenmalure) – Route Five: Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood, Wicklow Town – Route Six: Arklow, Aughrim, Tinahely, Ballyrahan Hill, Carnew — Sources.

Extra #1: includes numerous maps and colour photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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