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Men & Women of the Easter Rising

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Full title: Easter Dawn: the 1916 Rising

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 320p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mercier Press Ltd. / Unit 3b Oak House, Bessboro Rd, Blackrock, Cork, T12 D6CH

About: A popular but nevertheless substantial history of the 1916 Rising. The format intersperses the historical narrative with photographs and pen pictures of the principal participants. The book, which is lavishly illustrated throughout with rare contemporary photographs, provides a vivid and engaging account of this dramatic period in Irish history.

ID number(s): 9781781172582

Chapters: Abbreviations – Acknowledgements – [INTRODUCTION] Joseph McGarrity – [THE ORGANS OF REVOLUTION] The Cultural Organisations — Michael Collins — The Irish Republican Brotherhood — Bulmer Hobson — The Irish Citizen Army — Sean O’Casey — The Irish Volunteers — Eoin MacNeill — The Women of Ireland — Maud Gonne — Na Fianna Éireann — Constance Markievicz — The Hibernian Rifles — Desmond FitzGerald – [PREPARING FOR REBELLION] Arming the Volunteers — Sir Thomas Myles — The split in the Volunteers — Tom Kettle — O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral –Patrick Pearse — Alliance With Germany and the Capture of Sir Roger Casement — John Devoy — Captain Robert Monteith — Captain Raimund Weisbach — Count von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador — The SS Aud — Diarmuid Lynch — Blinker Hall’s Naval Intelligence — Macneill’s countermand — Seán Mac Diarmada – [DUBLIN RISES] The Battle Commences — Tom Clarke — Seizing the GPO — Joseph Plunkett — Willie Pearse — Arthur ‘Boss’ Shields — Liberty Hall and HMS Helga — James Connolly — The Four Courts and North King Street — Ned Daly — Mendicity Institution: Heuston’s Fort — Seán Heuston — The Royal Dublin Fusiliers — Jacob’s Biscuit Factory — Thomas MacDonagh — Major John MacBride — Marsh’s Library — Michael O’Hanrahan — The South Dublin Union — Éamonn Ceannt — Con Colbert — Trinity College Dublin — St Stephen’s Green and The Royal College of Surgeons — Rosie Hackett — Attending to the Wounded — City Hall and Dublin Castle — Kathleen Lynn — The Pacifist and the Soldier — Boland’s Mill — The Battle of Mount Street Bridge — The End Comes — Michael Rahilly (The O’Rahilly) — John Loder/Lowe – [INSURRECTION ACROSS IRELAND] Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford – Co. Meath — Co. Galway — Denis McCullough — Co. Cork — The Kent Family – Co. Donegal — Patrick McCartan – The Aftermath of the Rebellion – Endnotes – Bibliography — Photo Credits – Index.

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with 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: The US edition was published in 2015, under the title ‘The 1916 Rising: the Photographic Record’ (ID number 9781442244610).

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #6: Link to the Publisher’s website.

An Architect’s Legacy in Carlow

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Full title: Thomas A. Cobden, 1794-1842: An Architect in County Carlow

Creator / Author: Thomas McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 28pp

When Published: 2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: Geography Publications / 24 Kennington Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.

Parent Publication [book]: Carlow: history & society. Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county / edited by Thomas McGrath / 1070pp

About: This essay is an introduction to the life and works of the English-born architect, Thomas Cobden. Although not that well known to a wider audience, the author argues that the range and breath of his work in Carlow and its vicinity deserves more recognition.

ID number(s): 9780906602386

Contents Cobden’s life – Cobden’s works – Church buildings – Carlow Presbyterian Chapel – Killeshin Chapel – Carlow Cathedral – Presentation Convent Chapel – St. Mary’s Church, Carlow — Tullow Churches – St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown — Borris Schoolhouse – Staplestown Church – Carlow Graig Chapel – Hacketstown Chapel – Down Cathedral – Carlow College – Other work – Exhibits at the R.A. and R.H.A. – Conclusion – Thomas Alfred Cobden: a chronological table – Acknowledgements – References.

WW Connection #1: The author, a Catholic priest, was a native of Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Includes several 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 Publisher’s website:  http://www.geographypublications.com/

 

A Millennium and a Half of Tullow History

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Full title: Tullow – from Medieval Manor to Market Town

Creator / Author: Margaret Murphy

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 23pp

When Published: 2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: Geography Publications / 24 Kennington Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.

Parent Publication [book]: Carlow: history & society. Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county / edited by Thomas McGrath / 1070pp

About: A history of Tullow in County Carlow from around the fifth century to beginning of the nineteenth century. In particular the article describes how Tullow survived the transition from a medieval manor to a thriving market town. The author cites the resilience of its people (both native and settler) as the defining characteristic of this period of its history.

ID number(s): 9780906602386

Contents Introduction – Before the Anglo-Normans – After the conquest – The castle and town – Parish church and friary – Mills and weirs – Demesne lands – Tenants — The fourteenth to sixteenth centuries – The post-medieval period — Conclusions – Acknowledgements – Appendix 1: Account of Walter Miller of the ward of Tullow from Tuesday after Michaelmas in the 13th year of King Edward to Michaelmas in the 14th year of King Edward that is for three terms [1265-6] — References.

WW Connection #1: The Manor of Tullow would have extended into parts of West Wicklow such as the areas around Rathgall and Aghowle.

WW Connection #2: The author is a native of Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Includes three maps and two other illustrations.

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 Publisher’s website:  http://www.geographypublications.com/

Baltinglass Detective in the Big Apple

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Full title: The City of Strangers [a novel]

Creator / Author: Michael Russell

Item Type / Page count: Book / 486p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Avon / 77-85 Fulham Place Road, London W6 8JB.

About: Another adventure for the West Wicklow based detective, Garda Sergeant Stefan Gillespie. A suspected murderer of a woman in Dublin becomes a fugitive and our hero is sent to New York to bring him back to face justice. However, that is just the start of the story and when Stefan bumps into an old friend in New York, things take a more complicated turn.

ID number(s): 9781847563477

WW Connection #1: The hometown of the main character is given as Baltinglass.

WW Connection #2: The author is a resident of the Baltinglass / Kiltegan area.

Extra #1: Opening lines: “The storm did not come suddenly. All day the wind from the Atlantic has blown hard and cold and fast against Pallas Strand…”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Read a review courtesy of writing.ie

Hair, There and Everywhere

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Full title: Life is What You Make It

Creator / Author: Joe Fagan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 192pp

When Published: 1987

Publisher / Place of Publication: Castle Books / Irchester, Northants, England.

About: The autobiography of Joey Fagan, one of the personalities of Baltinglass, who was, by turns, a religious brother, barber, meter-reader, encyclopedia salesman, ventriloquist, psychiatric nurse and barber again. The author is now retired. The period covered by the book is from the early 1950’s to the early 1980’s.

ID number(s): 0907877222

Contents: Life is what you make it — Going Away — School Day — Holidays — Entering the Noviciate – Sept.’57 — Simple Profession 25 March 1958 — The Simple Professed — Holidays, June 1959 — 1960 — The Big Decision – 1961 — The Final Days in Stillorgan — Returning Home – 1961 — Looking for a Job — My Father’s Death – 21 May 1961 — A Short Back & Sides — Coping with the Outside World — The Barber with Two Voices — Wedding Bells — Television — Publicity — No Barber — Making Ends Meet — World Book – Childcraft — Psychiatric Nurse – 1979 — New Image — Keeping Busy..

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes thirteen black and white photographs

Rooted at the Foot of the Wicklow Mountains

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Full title: Lisnavagh: Discovering my Roots

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 7p

Journal Information: Irish Lives Remembered: Genealogy Magazine, Issue 23, pp. [26-32], edited by Eileen Munnelly.

When Published: May/June 2014

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

About: Lisnavagh is located at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains just over the border in County Carlow. In this article, best-selling author, historian and TV presenter, Turtle Bunbury, traces his family back through the centuries. It should be noted that the magazine in which this article appears is published online only. It is free to download (see link below) and will be of interest to genealogists and family historians everywhere.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs.

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’.

Extra #3: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #4: Link to the Lisnavagh website http://www.lisnavagh.com

 

Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya!

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Full title: The Incredible Life of Jonathan Doe [a novel]

Creator / Author: Carol Coffey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 390p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Press / 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.

About: In the USA, in particular, the name John Doe is given to someone whose identity is not known or cannot be revealed. In this novel, Brendan Martin is subject to community service for drink driving offences. During this time he meets a chap named Jonathan Doe from a homeless shelter. However, all is not what it seems. So just who is this Jonathan Doe? And what is his story?

ID number(s): 9781842235157

WW Connection #1: The author lives in the Baltinglass area of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening line: ‘Brendan Martin rose from his bed and looked through bleary eyes at the view of Dover town, which fell steeply away from the small hill where his uncle’s house stood.’

Extra #2: This edition includes a preview of the first three chapters of the author’s book ‘Winter Flowers’.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

I, Patrick, a Sinner…

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Full title: Patrick, the pilgrim apostle of Ireland: including St. Patrick’s Confessio and Epistola

Creator / Author: Edited and translated with analysis and commentary by Máire B. de Paor, PVBM

Item Type / Page count: Book / 313p / 310p

When Published: 1998 / 2002 (US ed.)

Publisher / Place of Publication (UK edition): Veritas Publications / 7-8 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Publisher / Place of Publication (US edition): Regan Books / HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.

About: A portrait of our national saint told through a scholarly analysis of his two surviving writings – The Confession and the Epistle to the Soldiers of Coroticus. While the book is not an easy read and is academic in tone, it is nevertheless a significant addition to the body of literature on Saint Patrick.

ID number(s): 0060009020 / 1853903043 / 1853904503 / 9781853904509

Chapters:
[Introduction]. Saint Patrick’s legacy to his children in the faith. Patrick’s pilgrimage of faith.
[A. Patrick the Writer] What is a Confessio? – Biblical rootedness of the Confessio – Patrick’s conversion – Dramatic structure of the Confessio – Parallel patterns in Patrick’s writings – Chiastic or concentric patterns in Patrick’s writings – Literature, a reflex of God’s creative action — Patrick’s use of Sacred Scripture – Contemporary literary influences – The authenticity of Patrick’s writings.
[B. The Historical St. Patrick] Patrick, son of Calpornius – The Romano-British citizen – Evangelisation in the Roman Empire – The fall of Rome, AD 410 – The Christian response – When did Patrick’s ‘pilgrimage’ begin? – Where were the six years of his captivity spent – Where was Patrick taken captive — Patrick’s family — Patrick’s education — Patrick’s knowledge of the Sacred Scripture.
[C. In the Land of Patrick’s Captivity] The Irish political system in Patrick’s time – Irish language, culture and beliefs – Dangerous enemies of the Empire – The Irish believing in Christ.
[Chapter One] To know you, the only true God : Confessio, parts I & V.
[Chapter Two] Patrick’s testimony of his sacred calling : Confessio, part II.
[Chapter Three] Patrick’s testimony of his mission to the Irish : Confessio, part IV.
[Chapter Four] Patrick’s testimony of his rejection and betrayal : Confessio, part III.
[Chapter Five] St. Patrick’s Epistola excommunicating Coroticus.
[Conclusion] Patrick the pilgrim – Mary, the Mother of God, Muire Máthair Dé – The Samaritan Woman – The arena of Patrick’s pilgrimage – Patrick’s twelve perils – Spiral movement of the Confessio – Archetypal imagery in the Confessio – Patrick, the good shepherd – Imagery from domestic life in the Confessio – Antithetical themes in the Confessio – The matrix of our Irish Christian heritage – The precious life-blood of a master-spirit — Patrick, the pilgrim apostle of Ireland.
[The text of St. Patrick’s writings] The plan of the Confessio – Latin text of Confessio – with English version – Biblical references in the Confessio –Plan of Epistola to Coroticus – Latin text of Epistola – with English version – Biblical references in the Epistola – Biblical abbreviations – Bibliographical abbreviations – Appendix: Biblical references to dreams – Select bibliography – Index of names and places.

WW Connection #1: The author is a Presentation Sister (Sister Declan), who taught for several years in Baltinglass Post-Primary School.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Read the introductory chapters of this book via the Publisher’s website:  http://www.veritasbooksonline.com/

Extra #4: Read St. Patrick’s own words via the website: http://www.confessio.ie/#

Three Parishes History

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Full title: The story of Baltinglass: a history of the parishes of Baltinglass, Ballynure and Rathbran in County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Claude Chavasse

Item Type / Page count: Book / 75pp

When Published: 1970

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / [Briska, Lemybrien, Co. Waterford].

About: In the course of writing a short guide for tourists visiting Baltinglass Abbey, the local rector, Canon Claude Chavasse, found there was so much material that a local history book could be written. This he did shortly after moving to County Waterford. The book is an excellent introduction to the history of the areas that comprise the three parishes.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Preface — Before history – 1. Monuments 2. Legends – The coming of the Monks  – The Abbey buildings – Life in the Abbey –Life outside the Abbey — After the Dissolution – The Stratford Ascendancy – Notes on the O’Neills of Mount Neill — Baltinglass in the 19th and 20th Centuries – [Appendices]  A. Glossary — B. Abbots of Baltinglass – C. Rectors etc of Baltinglass — D. Parish Priests of Baltinglass and Ballynure – E. Curates (R.C.) of Baltinglass and Ballynure – F. Rectors of Ballynure – G. Perpetual curates and Incumbents of Rathbran – H. Patent of Sir Charles Willmott, 1618.

Extra #1: Contains map, plan and ten photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Baltinglass Notes from 1907

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Full title: Historical Notes on Baltinglass in Modern Times

Creator / Author: E. P. O’Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V, pp. 332-338

When Published: 1908

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

About:   This short article is the text of a paper read at a meeting of the Kildare Archaeological Society held in Baltinglass on Wednesday, the 11th September, 1907.  The author was a prominent businessman / publican in the town and, at the time of presenting the paper, was  Chairman of Wicklow County Council. His business was located at the site of the present day Germaines.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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

 

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