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Timothy Clifford O’Connor R.I.P. 1913

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Full title: The Late Rev. Chancellor T.C. O’Connor [obituary]

Creator / Author: W.B. Wells (editor)

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 1pp

Journal Information: The Church of Ireland Gazette, Volume LV, Number 1742, p. 512

When Published: June 13th, 1913

Publisher / Place of Publication: Church of Ireland Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., / 61 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.

About: A one-page obituary of Rev. Timothy Clifford O’Connor. He was described as being “an uncompromising opponent of Home Rule”. Outside of the political field, he appears to have been less strident and maintained good relations with people of all denominations.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: Rev. T.C. O’Connor was Curate in Blessington Parish from 1872-74, before spending nearly the next 40 years as Rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Includes black & white photograph.

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

Extra #3: Link to the Online Archive of Church of Ireland Gazette. As of August 2016, all issues for 1911-1923 are online. To find this particular article input the search terms “Chancellor Timothy” under the tab ‘Please Enter Your Search Below’.

Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for T.C. O’Connor in Donaghmore.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for T.C. O’Connor in Donaghmore.

Hat-Tip: To the Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) for making this issue available and freely accessibility online. To read more about this publication and to make a contribution towards the digitization of further issues, please visit the Church of Ireland blog.

The Blessington Link with County Down

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Full title: The Blessington Estate and the Downshire Connection

Creator / Author: Kathy Trant

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / [??]pp

Journal Information: Lisburn Historical Society Journal, Volume 10, 2005-2006

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: Lisburn Historical Society / [Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland].

About: An article that gives a brief history of the Blessington Estate which extended to around 17,000 acres and included 36 townlands in West Wicklow and Kildare. In particular, the author traces the connection between the estate and the Hill Family of Hillsborough, Co. Down. This family were more commonly known as the Downshires.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: Includes two 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 Table of Contents of this journal and read the full text of this article online.

Hat-Tip: To the website Lisburn.com for hosting this journal and making it freely accessibility online.

Protestant and Proudly Bilingual

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Full title: An Ghaeilge in Eaglais na hÉireann

Creator / Author:Risteárd Giltrap

Item Type / Page count: Book / 151p

When Published: 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise / [Ardteampall Chríost, Baile Átha Cliath 8]

About: All you need to know about how the Church of Ireland has embraced the Irish Language over the centuries. This book, published by the Irish Guild of the Church of Ireland and written in Irish, traces the history of the use of the Irish Language in the Church of Ireland up to the twentieth-century.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Buíochas – Brollach – Réamhfhocal — An Mhocheaglais – Lámhschríbhiní agus Scoileanna na Manach — Cailliúint an Neamhspleáchais: Brú ar na nGaelige — Ré Éilíse — Ábhar scríofa tri Ghaeilge – Tiomna Nua Uí Dhomhnaill — Coinnealbhá Éilíse — Bunú Choláiste naTríonóide — Aistriú an Leabhar Urnaí le Uilliam Ó Domhnaill — An Ghaeilge i gColáiste naTríonóide — Bedell — Údarás na hEaglaise I gcoimhlint le Bedell — Comhthionól Eaglaise 1634 agus an 28ú d’Anraoi VIII — Patrick Dunkin – Reachtaire i nDomhnach Mór, Condae an Dúin — Polasaí an Ghalldachais san Eaglais — Polasaí Iompaitheoireachta: John Richardson – Reachtaire ar pharóiste Anna nó Béal Tairbert — Hugh Boulter mar phríomháidh ag ullmhú d’Eaglais Aontaithe Shasana agus Éireann — Bunú an Chumainn chun oideachas a chur chun cinn i measc bhochtáin na hÉireann sa bhliain 1811 (An Cumann Phlás Chill Dara) — An Irish Society — Bille Oideachais Stanley 1831 — An ‘Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language’ agus Tomás Ó Néil Ruiséil — Euseby Cleaver – Maxwell Close – Conradh na Gaeilge – Seirbhísí trí Ghaeilge: An tUrramach James Hannay: Déan Bernard – Ó Casey; Blythe; Irvine; Deacon – Bunú Chumann Gaelach na hEaglaise – An Crinniú bunaidh 29.4.14 agus Cuspóirí an Chumainn – Aidhmeanna an Chumainn á gcur i gcrích; An ceangal leis an Mhocheaglais: Ranganna do lucht foghlama na Gaeilge – An Scoilt sa chumann ‘Comhluadar Gaodhalach na Fiadhnaise’ – An Eaglais in amhras faoin gCumann: Seoirse de Rút – Bunú an ‘tEaglaiseacht Gaodhalach’. An Cumann gníomhach i gcúrsaí eaglasta agus i gcúrsaí náisiúnta – An scoilt leigheasta: Aidhmeanna an ‘Gaelic Churchman’ – An tUrramach Canónach Willis mar Uachtarán ar an gCumann – Fáilte mhór d’ Eamonn de Valéra – An tArdeaspag J.A.F. Gregg ina chara maith don gCumann – Polasaí an Chumainn i leith na Gaelige éigeantaí: Bunú Choláiste Moibhí – Bás Neilí Uí Bhriain agus Deireadh leis an Gaelic Churchman – Am daingnaithe agus neathaithe don Chumann: Dearcadh ní ba dhearfaí i leith na Gaelige – Leas-Uachtarán an Chumainn ina Uacharán ar Éirinn 1938 – An Teampall Molyneux: An ‘K’ Club: An Buachaillín Buí – Eaglais dá gcuid féin ag an gCummann – Eaglais Naomh Finghin – Cinneadh chun Leabhar Urnaí Nua agus Leabhar iomann nua a gcur i gcló – An Cinneadh chun éirí as Eaglais Naomh Finghin: Dhá mhórshaothar curtha i gcrích – Tosach na Seascaidí – Deireadh na Seascaidí – Éarlaimh agus Oifigigh an Chumainn 1970: Flaithiúlacht an Chumainn: Feachtas bolscaireachta dírithe ar na Scoileanna – Seirbhísí Lá ‘le Pádraig: Seirbhísí Éacuiméineachta: Dónal Fíoroirmh. Caird ina Uachtarán ar an gCumann – Easpa ministéirí le cumas Gaeilge: Móréachtaí Chosslett Uí Chuinn ar son an Chumainn – An Chríoch – Leabharliosta.

WW Connection #1: The author, Risteárd Giltrap hails from Glashina, near Blessington.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Contains many black and white photographs and illustrations.

Extra #4: This book won a prize in Comórtas an Oireachtais 1989.

Extra #5: Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise – the Irish Guild of the Church of Ireland was founded 100 years ago today. Comhghairdeas! Visit their website and their Facebook Page.

Steps in a Dancer’s Life

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Full title: Step by step: the formation of an establishment

Creator / Author: Ninette de Valois

Item Type / Page count: Book / 204p

When Published: 1977

Publisher / Place of Publication: W. H. Allen & Co. Ltd. / 44 Hill Street, London W1X 8LB.

About: A collection of published and unpublished articles, essays and other writings all of which have ballet as their theme. The author was the founder of Britain’s Royal Ballet and spent over thirty years as its director.

ID number(s): 0491015984

Contents: Prologue – Introduction – [Phase I – The 1920s and the 1930s] The traveller: a pupil and her teachers — The formation of an establishment: Life at ‘the Wells’ — Lilian Baylis — Extracts from ‘Invitation to the ballet’  — A tribute to the Mercury Theatre — [Phase II – The 1940s and the 1950s] Five architects of the ballet: Constant Lambert, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn, Sophie Fedorovitch — The Royal Charter: a memorandum — The English Ballet: a lecture to the Royal Society of Arts, 1957 — [Phase III – The 1960s and the 1970s] Gemini: two studies — John Cranko — Kenneth MacMillan — The stranger in our midst: a portrait of Nureyev — Choreography — Movements — [Impressions] A visit to Russia: 1957 — The Turkish State Ballet — Diaghilev — W. B. Yeats — What makes a dancer’s life — Epilogue — Index.

WW Connection #1: Ninette de Valois (née Edris Stannus) was born at Baltyboys, Blessington, Co.Wicklow in 1898. The family moved to England in 1905.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Contains thirty-two pages of photographs.

Extra #4: For information, the author was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 1974 for her contribution to European culture.

Russborough : a Plea for its Future

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Full title: What Now for Russborough?

Creator / Author: Desmond Fitzgerald / Sir Alfred Beit / John Mulcahy

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 6p

Journal Information: Irish Arts Review, Vol. 22, Number 4, pp. 120-125

When Published: Winter, 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Arts Review / Dublin

About: This feature is a composite article comprising a republishing of the text of a concise account of the history and heritage of the building and its contents originally written by Sir Alfred Beit in booklet form in 1978 together with a much shorter opinion piece on its future development by Desmond Fitzgerald, President of the Irish Georgian Society, plus a paragraph on the Alfred Beit Foundation. It would now seem that the concerns of Mr. Fitzgerald regarding the future of Russborough have been allayed by the continuing increase in its popularity as a cultural and tourism destination.

ID number(s): 1649-217x

Contents: Russborough, Blessington, County Wicklow / Sir Alfred Beit — The Alfred Beit Foundation / John Mulcahy — Some thoughts on Russborough / Desmond Fitzgerald.

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs

Extra #2: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Check our blog entry for the booklet containing the original article by Sir Alfred Beit.

The Book of Blessington

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Full title: The Blessington Estate, 1667-1908

Creator / Author: Kathy Trant

Item Type / Page count: Book / 239p

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: Anvil Books / 45 Palmerston Road, Dublin 6.

About: The definitive history of the Blessington area from the mid-17th century to the beginning of the twentieth. It combines the story of the Boyle and Hill families of nobility with the eternal tension of the landlord and tenant relationship.  The author has researched the subject extensively and the highest levels of scholarship are evident. However, the book is very accessible and a recommended read for local historians.

ID number(s): 1901737519 / 9781901737516

Chapters: Foreword — The Struggle for Land — The Boyle Dynasty — The Downshire Connection — The Rebellion of 1798 — Bad Debts and Good Neighbours — Land Tenure and Agents — The Tenants — Rents and Arrears — The Landlord’s Role — The Famine Years — The Social Round — The Final Chapter — Epilogue — Appendix: List of tenants on the Blessington Estate, 1850 — Acknowledgements — Abbreviations — Notes and Sources — Notes on Illustrations — Bibliography.

Extra #1: includes 98 illustrations and images.

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 of this book online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this review.

Extra #5: For information, a review of this book was also published in the Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Volume 19 (3), 2004-5 pp568-570.

Deo Gratias for a Beautiful Church

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Full title: Crosschapel through the years : a souvenir book celebrating 150th anniversary 1861-2011.

Creator / Author: Jim Corley

Item Type / Page count: Book / 27p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: Church of Our Lady of Mercy / Crosschapel, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

About: The title says it all. This is a gorgeous and high-quality memento of the local church at Crosschapel. If only every congregation would produce such a record of their place of worship.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Crosschapel — Burgage — The first Parish Priest — Rebellion of 1798 — The Chapel plans — List of Parish Priests — Derivation of names — Visitations by the Bishop — The Parochial House — The New Church — Repairs to the Church — A protected structure — Present day parishioners — Gallery of old photographs — Internal features — Christ of the Blessington Lakes.

WW Connection #1: A wholly local enterprise. Authored and printed in the parish of Blessington.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations on every page. Most are full colour.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Poems of a Dancer

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Full title: The Cycle and Other Poems

Creator / Author: Ninette de Valois

Item Type / Page count: Book / 51p

When Published: 1985

Publisher / Place of Publication: Sadler’s Wells Trust / London.

About: A collection of poems, dedicated to Princess Margaret, the proceeds of which were donated to the Sadler’s Wells Development Appeal for furthering the aims of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet School in London.

ID number(s): None

Contents: [I] The beach of shells ( a memory of childhood) — The Buddha (in a museum garden) — The contented ghost — “He covets the earth”  — First love — Nocturne — November 11th — Song of the rush hour (underground) — The waters of Lethe (a myth) — [II] The crocus — The cycle — Dead cherry tree in a London garden — Frost — Harbour swans — Hidden copper beech in summer — The hills of Arran — The morning is not yet awake — Plea to autumn — River scene at twilight — The thaw — The tree (earth’s pipeline) — The wave — Winter river — [III] “I love pubs” (monologue overheard) — Background music in a saloon bar — One’s company — “Time please” — [IV] Age — Candles — Castle ruins on a hilltop — Theatre in the round — Concorde — Continuity — Courage — Graveyard on a hilltop (seen from a train) — Migraine — The Thames — Poppies — Poplars — Said the child…

WW Connection #1: Ninette de Valois (née Edris Stannus) was born at Baltyboys, Blessington, Co.Wicklow in 1898. The family moved to England in 1905 and she became the founder of what was to become the Royal Ballet.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Meditations as Gaelige

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Full title: Salmurnaithe

Creator / Author: Caoimhín de Líon (writer) and Bríd Dáibhís (translator)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 160p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta, Teach Manresa, S.J., Baile na gCorr, Cluain Tarbh, Baile Átha Cliath 3.

About: A book of meditations and prayers based on Psalms 1-150. This is a translation into the Irish language of the collection titled ‘Psalm Prayers for Every Mood’. The original English-language edition was published under the author’s English name, Kevin Lyon, in 1997 and issued in a new revised edition in 2000.

ID number(s): 0954075323

Chapters: Macnamh ar Shalm 1, 2, 3…….Macnamh ar Shalm 148, 149, 150.

WW Connection #1: The original author served at various times, as parish priest of Blessington, of Dunlavin and of Donard.

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 author’s website http://www.kevinlyon.info/index.html

Firstly Take The N81…

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Full title: A Guide to West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Research by Caoimhín de Líon, Doirin Doyle, Comdt. T. Maher & Kenneth McGowan

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 48p

When Published: 1971

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kamac Publications / 3 St. John’s Terrace, Mount Brown, Dublin 8.

About: A whistle-stop tour around West Wicklow and some neighbouring places. The booklet can only give a flavour of what the area is like, but helps to whet the appetite to delve deeper into local history and heritage. The booklet could be seen as an effort to tempt Dubliners to forget the eastern side of the county and to explore the unspoilt countryside in the west.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Dunlavin — Blessington — Ballyknockan — Poulaphuca — Ballymore Eustace — Lacken — Donard — Hollywood — Burgage — Cilín Chormaic — Tinahely — Baltinglass — Ballinclea — Glenmalure — The Military Road — Glen of Imaal — Aughrim — Shillelagh — Kiltegan — Tullow — Hacketstown — Rathvilly.

WW Connection #1: The co-researcher, Caoimhin de Líon, served at various times, as parish priest of Blessington, of Dunlavin and of Donard.

Extra #1: Contains several photographs and a map.

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 http://www.kevinlyon.info/index.html

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