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Households in Kilbride Parish in middle of 19th century

GV Naas

Full title: Parish of Kilbride

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 6pp

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 Kilbride in North West Wicklow, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas in Co. Kildare.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Aghfarrell — Athdown – Ballyfolan – Ballyfoyle – Brittas – Butter Mountain — Carrignagower – Cloghleagh – Goldenhill – Kilbride – Kippure – Kippure East — Knockatillane – Knockbane – Lisheens – Moanaspick – Scurlocksleap – Shankill – Tinode.

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Kilbride Parish (pdf file). The entries for Kilbride commence at the bottom of the first page.

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

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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.

Very Interesting – Scientifically Speaking

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© The Publisher

Full title: Areas of scientific interest in Ireland: national heritage inventory

Creator / Author: An Foras Forbartha

Item Type / Page count: Book / 166p

When Published: July 1981

Publisher / Place of Publication: An Foras Forbartha / St. Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.

About: An area of scientific interest is a site with natural or semi-natural features of ecology, geology or land-form. This publication lists all such sites by county and ranks them as either of international, national, regional or local importance.

ID number(s): 0906120500 / 9780906120507

Contents [West Wicklow locations only] International Importance: Athdown moraine — National Importance: Lugnaquilla & Glenmalure —Upper Lockstown delta — Regional Importance: Holdenstown Bog — Hollywood Glen — Lowtown Fen — Poulaphuca Reservoir — Rathdangan end moraine — Toor channel — Local Importance: Ballycore rath — Dunlavin marshes — Glen Ding — Lemonstown marshes — Lockstown bridge — Poulaphuca gorge.

Extra #1: includes 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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