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Education with a Capital H

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Full title: The Hedge Schools of Wicklow

Creator / Author: Thomas O’Rourke

Item Type / Page count: Book / 216p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Eagle Rock / Ballydoreen, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

About: Education has always been held in high regard in Ireland. So-called hedge schools preserved a link between the Bardic Schools of the Gaelic era and the introduction of the National School system in the first half of the nineteenth century. Hedge schools proliferated following the enactment of the Penal Laws and, although not necessarily located beside hedgerows, they became an unofficial system of education in their own right. In this well researched book, the author provides the historical context for hedge schools and provides a checklist of known locations of hedge schools in each barony of the county of Wicklow.

ID number(s): 9780993441806

Contents: Dedication – Acknowledgements – Illustrations – Introduction – The County of Wicklow – Celtic origins – The Bardic Schools — The Brehon Laws and education in Ireland – Ireland: the island of saints and scholars – The Penal Laws and Irish education – Wicklow in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries – Hedge schools – The Hedge schoolmaster – Hedge schoolmasters and agrarian activities – Books used in Irish schools – The Irish language – Education in County Wicklow – Barony of Arklow – Barony of Ballinacor North – Barony of Ballinacor South – Barony of Newcastle – Barony of Rathdown — Barony of Shillelagh — Barony of Talbotstown Lower — Barony of Talbotstown Upper – Commission for National Education – Conclusion — Bibliography – Index.

Extra #1: Includes numerous illustrations and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Names from South West Wicklow in 1837

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Full title: Baronies of Shillelagh and Ballinacor South, County Wicklow: a memorial 1837 extracted from Official Papers (O.P.1837/133) National Archives of Ireland Dublin.

Creator / Author: Sean Magee (researcher and compiler)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 64p

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society / 14 Rochestown Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: This is a listing of around 1,500 names of people from the south west of County Wicklow. The list names those who signed a form of petition (also known as a memorial) in 1837. The purpose of the petition was to seek the relocation of the Court of Quarter Sessions for the Baronies of Shillelagh and Ballinacor South. At the time this court was held in Baltinglass and the petition proposed that it be established in Tinahely. The area covered by the listing includes the Fitzwilliam Estate of Coolattin. The information should be useful for people with South-West Wicklow ancestry as it bridges the period between the Tithe Applotmant Books and the publication of Griffith’s Valuation. This booklet is Number 1 in the series ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’.

ID number(s): 1898471401

Chapters: Acknowledgements – Introduction / Sean Magee – [Text of the memorial] – Surnames Index – Townland Index – Useful addresses – Further reading.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Visit the Publisher’s website . [NOTE: Now known as Genealogical Society of Ireland]

A Nice County Map From 1901

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Full title: Memorial atlas of Ireland: showing provinces, counties, baronies, parishes etc. in thirty-three double page maps. Compiled and drawn from the reliable official data and the latest information. Indexed.

Creator / Author: L.J. Richards & Company. Visualization designed by Kris Meen.

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book / 24pp plus 33 maps

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] 1901. [2] Digital visualization 2014.

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: L.J. Richards & Company / 710 Provident Building, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway / University Road, Galway.

About: This is a lovely collection of maps of every county in Ireland. Each has now been digitised to an extremely high standard and zooming in brings up features in great detail. These include boundaries for baronies and civil parishes. It is also possible to search under these headings or browse on a county-by-county basis. Please note that the image files are large and may take a little while to download.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Link to the Memorial Atlas of Ireland via the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

Extra #4: Link to the individual map for County Wicklow from the Memorial Atlas of Ireland

Hat-Tip: To the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway who have arranged for the digitisation of the Memorial Atlas of Ireland and its free accessibility online.

The Schools Around the County

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Full title: Education in Wicklow: from parish schools to national schools

Creator / Author: Michael Seery

Item Type / Page count: Book / 189p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Creathach Press / Wicklow [?]

About: A meticulously researched and well-presented work which traces the history of purpose-built schoolhouses in Wicklow up to around the middle of the nineteenth-century. Written by someone who has an obvious passion both for education and for local history, it is hard to believe that a book of this size could contain so much information.

ID number(s): 9780992823306

Chapters: [Introduction] Education in Ireland – Penal Laws – The lay of the land – Sources for this study – Overview of book.
[Education in Ireland before and under the Penal Laws] Royal schools – Charter schools – Other schools.
[Landlord educators and the Wicklow Education Society] The Kildare Place Society — The Wicklow Education Society – The Fitzwilliam Estate – Arklow  Barony – Talbotstown Barony – North-east Wicklow – Conclusion.
[The emergence of a National School system] The decline of the Kildare Place Society – National Schools in County Wicklow — Conclusions.
[Appendices] Extracts from the reports of the Kildare Place Society training records for Wicklow (1814-1825) — Extracts from the records of the Kildare Place Society:  gratuities awarded to teachers to 1824 — Extracts from the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for County Wicklow – Wicklow returns to the Second Report of the Commissioners of Irish Education Inquiry (abridged) – Brief biographical details of those with an interest in Wicklow education – Schools marked on Ordnance Survey of Ireland Map (1838-1840), with web link to OSI map, Google Map, Google image (where school building is still in existence) and notes on the location of school – Bibliography – Endnotes.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs, maps, plans and tables of data.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

STOP PRESS: The author’s website (viewed March 2015) states: “Education in Wicklow is now sold out but is available for free on Google Books.” Click here for Google Books link.

 

Counting the Faithful on Both Sides

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Full title: Three Eighteenth-Century Surveys of County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Brian F. Gurrin

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 55pp

Journal Information: Analecta Hibernica, No. 39, pp. 79-134

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Irish Manuscripts Commission Ltd. / 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

About: A major article which looks at 3 different surveys which were carried out in County Wicklow in the eighteenth-century. The author explains the historical background and the political reasons for the surveys which mainly tried to tally the numbers of Protestants and Catholics in the county. Most of the information that was collected no longer survives, but the author includes whatever names, numbers and other details that are still available to us. The area covered by Aghowle Union is specially well served in this regard, but there is also information on several other locations in West Wicklow which will be of interest. This is
particularly true of the Hibernian Society surveys which are more gazetteer than census.

ID number(s): None

Contents: [Text] Introduction — The Censuses of 1732 and 1766 — The Hibernia Society Survey of County Wicklow — Acknowledgements – [Data] Survey 1: The 1732 Religious Census. Number of Protestant and Papist Families in each Barony — Survey 2: The 1766 Religious Census. Summary figures. Detailed data. – Survey 3: The Hibernian Society Surveys of County Wicklow. The First survey. The Second survey. The Leinster survey –Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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.

Goatsuckers, Scallion Eaters or Yellowbellies?

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Full title: The Barony of Shillelagh

Creator / Author: Liam Price

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 86, Number 1, pp. 77-83

When Published: 1956

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: A history of Shillelagh Barony. Prior to the formation of County Wicklow in the early seventeenth-century this area was shown as being part of County Carlow. The English administrators  of the time would seem to have had difficulty deciding if this somewhat forgotten land should be in Wicklow, Carlow or Wexford. The article contains mentions of many local placenames.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: includes map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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

All Our Places in One Place

 

 

 

Full title: Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann = Placenames Database of Ireland

Creator / Author: FIONTAR in collaboration with The Placenames Branch (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.logainm.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of August 2013.

Publisher / Place of Publication: Fiontar / Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

About: This is the ‘go to’ location for looking up all our placenames. It is fully searchable in Irish or English and returns information on the correct spelling of the name, the meaning of the name, the audible pronunciation of the name and the location of the place on a map of Ireland. In addition, an archival records function allows you to see how the name developed over the centuries. This award-winning site also contains much supplementary material on the topic and will repay endless visits.

Contents: [County Wicklow Only – correct as of 14/08/2013] — Baronies (8) — Electoral districts (83) — Civil parishes (60) — Towns (28) — Townlands (1363) — Localities (1) — Sub-townlands (2) — Population centres (38) — Rivers (28) — Fords (1) — Bays (1) — Passes (6) –Roads (9) — Castles (1) — Cairns (6) — Crossroads (5) — Hills (16) — Woods (10) — Rocks (4) — Promontories (5) — Bridges (22) — Sandhills (1) — Waterfalls (3) — Valleys (19) — Features (2) — Man-made features (8) — Enclosures (2) — Lakes (15) — Ecclesiastical sites (10) — Hollows (1) — Minor features (20) — Bogs (1) — Fields (3) — Monuments (13) — Mountains and mountain ranges (59) — Streets (121) — Streams (12) — Houses (11) — Wells (1) — Caves, souterrains (1).

Extra #1: Browse through the County Wicklow elements mentioned above.

Extra #2: See sample entry for Carnew

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