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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.

Extra #2 Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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

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

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Poulaphuca Slowly Shows Its Secrets

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Full title: Wicklow’s Emerging Archaeology

Creator / Author: Chris Corlett

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 5p

Journal Information: Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 26-30

When Published: Spring 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: Although it is an artificial lake, the waters of Poulaphuca ebb and flow just like any other and what was once dry land is now a shoreline that the water wears away. During some unusually dry spells between 2006-2009, this abraded shoreline revealed the remains of a Stone Age dwelling. In this article the author describes the archaeological evidence that was uncovered including an unusual quantity of saddle querns located in the vicinity.

ID number(s): 0790-892X

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs.

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 website and browse to the complete article.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

The Worst of Times

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Full title: The Curse of Reason: the Great Irish Famine.

Creator / Author: Enda Delaney

Item Type / Page count: Book / 293p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill & Macmillan / Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12.

About: A history of the Irish Famine that looks at the social, economic and political dimensions of the event. It achieves this via the mechanism of examining the contemporary written testimonies of four important figures: Archbishop John MacHale, John Mitchel, Elizabeth Smith and Charles E. Trevelyan.

ID number(s): 9780717154159 / 9780717160105

Chapters: Preface — Acknowledgements — Prologue: the land of the dead — [Part I. Before the Famine] Encounters — Land and people — Politics and power — [Part II. That Coming Storm] Spectre of famine — Peel’s brimstone — [Part III. Into the Abyss] A starving nation — The fearful reality — Property and poverty — [Part IV. Legacies] Victoria’s subjects — Exiles — Epilogue: the death of Martin Collins — Notes — Bibliographical Note — References — Index.

WW Connection #1: Elizabeth Smith lived in Baltyboys House in West Wicklow. Her observations on the Famine relate to this locality.

Extra #1: includes photographs of Elizabeth Smith and her Scottish birthplace and residence.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: The paperback edition was published in 2014, under the title ‘The Great Irish Famine: a history in four lives’ (ID number 9780717160105).

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