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Third Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2006: a year in the life of Baltinglass, Bigstone, Grangecon and Stratford.

Creator / Author: Compiled by the Communications Sub-Group of St. Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Council, photography by Bryan Mulhall & Nigel Gillis Photography

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 48pp

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph’s Parish Baltinglass / Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

About: This is the third issue of an annual publication. Within its A4-sized format, it chronicles activities in the parish during the year, publishes short articles of general or historical interest and includes photographs past and present. Contemporary advertisements help to provide a snapshot of local economic activity.

ID number(s): None

Contents: A Word from the Parish Priest / Tommy Dillon – Foreword – The Transition Era / Frank Hunt – A Mission of a Lifetime with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua / David Brennan and Abe Scheele – Baltinglass Ladies GAA Club / Damien Patterson – Baltinglass Bowls / Edward Lawrence — Saint Josephs Church Baltinglass – Moving Home / Gerorda Stamp – Special Olympics Ireland Games in Belfast – Fairtrade Fortnight / Fr. Pádraig Shelley – Ryder Cup Experience / Mai Quaid – 4th Wicklow, Baltinglass Scouts Group / Nellie Barrett – Gasoga Catoilieidhe na hEireann (Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland) Kildare and Leighlin 4th Wicklow Division – Grange Con Cricket Team – Quinn’s Golf Society – Baltinglass Town A.F.C. – Baltinglass Badminton Club Opens New Facility – Naomh Padraig / Mary Ryder – My Mosney Memories / Hannah Dowling – Stratford on Slaney National School – School Garden – A Dream Come True / Alan Norton – From Grangecon to Baltinglass / Kathleen Fleming – Orla Long — Picture Gallery – Tearmann Garden / Mary Carmody – Wicklow Vocational Schools Team Win the All Ireland – Scoil Chonglais Takes Top Prize in Environmental Awareness Awards – Paddy McDonald – Bigstone National School – Feile Peil na nOg – Three in a Row for Scoil Chonglais in Thrilling Camogie Clash – Our Parish Mission — Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre / Annette Mangan – John Thomond O’Brien – The Tullow Line / Cora Crampton – Baltinglass & District Active Retirement Association / Mary Vernon – Baltinglass Park – Trek to Everest Base Camp / Eddie Hillan – Stratford / Grangecon GAA Juvenile Club – Bacon Curing in Baltinglass in the Early Part of the Century / Maureen D’arcy – Fair Days in Baltinglass in the Late Twenties / Tommy O’Connor – Feile Peil na nOg / David Whelan – Balto Rocks – Kid’s Quiz – Back Cover Picture Gallery.

Extra #1: Contains three full pages of photographs, not counting pictures included in individual articles.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Bringing Home the Bacon

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Full title: The Bacon Curing Industry

Creator / Author: Alexander W. Shaw

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 17p

When Published: 1902

Publisher / Place of Publication: Browne and Nolan Ltd., / Dublin.

Parent Publication [book]: Ireland : Industrial and Agricultural / edited by William P. Coyne / 532p

About: The book from which this chapter is taken is an official handbook detailing agricultural and industrial progress in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. This edition was published following the International Glasgow Exhibition of 1901 in an attempt to give a full and detailed account of Irish industry and agriculture at the time. This chapter appears between pages 241-257 of the book. It briefly looks at the history of bacon curing, provides detailed statistical analysis relating to pig production for the previous 60-year period and relates some of the then current practices in pig processing.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: According to the author of this book chapter, “Tradition has it that the birthplace of the bacon curing industry was Baltinglass in the County Wicklow and that the county was at one time the scene of operations of a large number of small curers, who cured long sides for the Dublin market.”. He does not present any substantial evidence for this, but it certainly opens up an avenue for future research.

Extra #1: Contains photographs and tables throughout the text.

Extra #2: Link to the full text of the book chapter here.

Extra #3: Link to the full text of the entire book at Ask About Ireland.ie [Warning: this is a very large file]

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #5: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Third Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 3, 1989

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 96p

When Published: 1989

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

About: The third publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers some of the main locations within the boundaries but also widens the area of interest to include Ballymore-Eustace and Rathvilly.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society 1989 Officers — Editorial / Joseph Rattigan — The Society’s Report / Maeve Baker — Appreciation: Paddy Byrne — William Gabriel Lyons — Tommy Bourne — Extracts from a Diary of 1869: a Wicklow Man Returns for a Bride / Richard Douglas — A Description of Dunlavin from Slater’s Directory, 1881 / John Lynott — Wicklow Biographies: No.8: Fiach Mac Hugh Ó Byrne / Cora Crampton — Wicklow Biographies No.9: James Eustace , 3rd Viscount Baltinglass / Cora Crampton[?] — The Famine in Wicklow, 1846-1847: Extracts from British Parliamentary Papers in the National Library of Ireland / Compiled by Maeve Baker — Irish-French Quaker Connections / Margaret P. O’Hare — Marriage in Ireland Before the Famine: Case Study of Rathvilly Parish / Susan E. Hood — Baltinglass of Yesteryear [poem] / Ben Dwyer — Tinahely Over the Centuries / Reverend Canon Henry Vaux Boake — The Hollywood Highwayman / Dorothy Leonard — Bacon Curing in Baltinglass in the Early Part of the Century / Maureen D’arcy — Ballymore Eustace : Odds and Ends of its History / Michael Dore — Grangecon : a Place Remembered / Lil Moore — Book Reviews / Joseph Rattigan — Index to the Coolattin Estate Emigration Records, 1847-58, Part 3 / Paul Gorry — List of Members.

Extra #1: Contains black & white photographs, illustrations and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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