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Writing About Wicklow

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Full title: Ordnance survey letters Wicklow and Carlow: letters relating to the antiquities of the counties of Wicklow and Carlow containing information collected during the progress of the ordnance survey 1838-1840.

Creator / Author: Michael Herity (editor)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 294pp

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Fourmasters Press / Dublin 4

About: The Ordnance Survey for Ireland was established in 1824. One of the projects involved a team, headed by the Irish scholar John O’Donovan, visiting the counties of Ireland and submitting by letter various information relating to their history, placenames, antiquities, architecture etc. This volume reprints the letters sent back to Dublin from Wicklow and Carlow. It should be noted that the places listed in the contents are the places from which the letters were sent, but the topics covered in the letters themselves range much more widely and together cover all locations in the county.

ID number(s): 9781903538197

Contents: (Wicklow only) Acknowledgements – Editor’s Note — The Curry Brothers, O’Donovan and O’Conor in Wicklow / Michael Herity — Bullaun Stones and Early Medieval Pilgrimage at Glendalough / David McGuinness — Enniskerry December 13th 1838, December 15th 1838, December 17th 1838 — Carlow December 18th 1838 — Bray December 22nd 1838 — Carlow December 26th 1838 — Bray December 27th 1838, December 29th 1838 — Baltinglass December 30th 1838, December 31st 1838 /Jan. 1st 1839, January 1st 1839, January 3rd 1839 — Newtown Mount Kennedy January 3rd 1839, January 5th 1839 — Rathdrum January 7th 1839 — Newtown Mount Kennedy January 8th 1839 — Blessington January 9th 1839, January 10th 1839 — Newtown Mount Kennedy January 11th 1839 — Blessington January 13th 1839, January 15th 1839 — Wicklow January 16th 1839 — Blessington January 16th 1839, January 18th 1839 — Wicklow January 19th 1839 — Blessington January 21st 1839, January 22nd 1839 — Wicklow January 22nd 1839 — Blessington January 23rd 1839, January 24th 1839 — Rathdrum January 24th 1839, January 24th 1839, January 26th 1839 — Arklow January 28th 1839, January 29th 1839, January 31st 1839, February 4th 1839 – [Letters from] J. O’Donovan March 30th 1840 — J. O’Donovan Account of Glendalough, April 7th/14th 1840 — H. Tucker September 14th 1839 — G. Petrie September 16th 1839 — H. Tucker March 23rd 1840 — H. Tucker March 24th 1840 — E James March 26th 1840 – Index.

Extra #1: Includes several illustrations and maps.

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Extra #4: Link to ‘Ordnance Survey of Ireland Letters’ page at AskAboutIreland.ie

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An Aul’ Church in Aghowle

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Full title: Aghowle Church, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Text and images by Chris Corlett

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 6p

When Published: September 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: Archaeology Ireland / Media House, South County Business Park, Dublin 18.

About: This is a glossy A4 brochure which folds out to the equivalent of six A4-size pages. It is Number 54 in the Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide Series. It is a profusely illustrated introduction to the remains of a twelfth-century church which the author indicates must have been “one of the largest rural parish churches of its day”. The site of the church was associated with St. Finnian, who flourished in the sixth-century.

ID number(s): None. The ID number 0790-892X printed on the brochure relates to the journal ‘Archaeology Ireland’.

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs, plus a plan, plus a map.

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

Extra #4: Read this publication online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to the publication.

Extra #5: View the entry for ‘Aghowle’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Burgage Church History

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Full title: Burgage, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Very Rev. Myles V. Ronan

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 13p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XIII, No. 4, pp. 184-192

When Published: 1953

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About:   This article is an ecclesiastical history of Burgage. Anciently known as Domhnach-Imleach and associated with Saint Molomma, its church was one of the four principal churches of the Diocese of Glendalough. The article starts with the oldest existing mention of the church in 1179 and continues up to the 1730’s. It covers the holdings of the church, sets it in the context of the history of the period and describes the remaining ruins. Interestingly, the author sees the silver lining in the cloud of Henry VII’s suppresson of religious houses. He reasons that the inquisitions into their possessions gives us much more information about them than would otherwise have survived.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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Extra #3: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Field Trip to Burgage in 1938

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Full title: Antiquities of Burgage and District

Creator / Author: L. Price

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XII, No. 4, pp. 137-143

When Published: July 1939

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Kildare.

About:   In July 1938, members of the County Kildare Archaeological Society visited the Burgage area. During this visit, Liam Price gave a talk on what was of interest in the area and touched upon the history of the district and its people. This paper is based on that talk.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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Extra #3: View the entry for ‘Burgage’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Saint Patrick’s West Wicklow Connections

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Full title: No. III Loca Patriciana. The Palladian Churches. Teach Na Roman, Domnach Arda, Cell Fíne

Creator / Author: John Francis Shearman

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 13p

Journal Information: Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, Fourth Series, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1873), pp. 486-498

When Published: December 1873

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin

About: The historical record such as it is, confuses the presence of Saint Patrick in Ireland with that of Saint Palladius. This is the third of thirteen articles on the topic of places associated with Palladius and Saint Patrick. The entire series was subsequently published in book form. This particular article looks at evidence for churches  and sites that would have a link with Palladius / St. Patrick in the West Wicklow areas of Dunlavin and Donard. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

ID number(s): 0035-9106

WW Connection #1: The author was C.C. of Dunlavin in West Wicklow

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Extra #3: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

King Cormac’s Little Cemetery

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Full title: Killeen Cormac

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 16p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. III, Number 3, pp. 148-163

When Published: July 1900

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby / 116 Grafton Street, Dublin

About: A detailed account of the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac near Dunlavin and the various inscribed stones found there. Some of these stones are inscribed in Ogham. Cormac, from whom the place is named, is said to have been a Munster King. This paper was read at a meeting of the County Kildare Archaeological Society in September 1897.

Extra #1: includes illustrations, a map of the area and a plan of the graveyard.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Interesting Stones near Dunlavin

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Full title: On Inscribed Stones at Killeen Cormac, near Dunlavin

Creator / Author: John F. Shearman (Rev.)

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 8p

Journal Information: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 9, (1864 – 1866), pp. 253-260

When Published: 1865

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / Dawson Street, Dublin

About: Although this site is strictly speaking in the County of Kildare, local history does not stop at a county boundary. This is an account of the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac and the various inscribed stones to be found there in the 19th century. The author also discusses the history and legends associated with the area.

WW Connection #1: The author was C.C. of Dunlavin in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes illustrations.

Extra #2: Read the article online via the JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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