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The ‘Friends’ in Baltyboys (2)

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Full title: The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow, 1678 to 1800s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 56p

When Published: July 2017

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Historical Committee of the Religious Society of Friends in Ireland / Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16 D16 V3F8

About: This is a history of the Quaker community which settled in the valley of the King’s River in West Wicklow. Also known as ‘The Religious Society of Friends’, The Quakers were heavily involved in the woollen and textile industry. Appendices to the main text include individual family details and a brief explanation of Quaker origins. This book was originally published as an eBook on the author’s website in 2015.

ID number(s): 9781911345565

Contents: Preface – Acknowledgements – Foreword / Christopher Moriarty – Ballymore-Eustace, the gateway to West  Wicklow — Baltyboys — The  Quakers’ move to Ireland — The founding of Blessington ‘New Town’ – Visits by important Quakers to Dublin — Peter Peisley’s move to Baltyboys — The first Quaker lease at Baltyboys, 1678 — The role of the early Quakers at Baltyboys — The rationale for Quakers to settle at Baltyboys—Connections of the Baltyboys Quakers with Dublin — William Lappam’s refusal to pay tithes — Anthony Sharp’s visit to Blessington — Quaker settlement beyond Baltyboys — Other Protestant settlers of the early 1700s — Quaker weaving activities at Baltyboys – Disownments – Quaker Families at Baltyboys in 1791 — Peisleys replaced by Radcliffes – The 1798 Rebellion — Quaker Migration into the Church of Ireland — After the Quakers – Appendices: 1. The ‘Religious Society of Friends’ – 2.The Quaker meeting house and graveyard at Baltyboys – 3. Notes on individual Quaker families of Baltyboys – 4. Other family names.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes two maps.

Extra #4: Link to the Quakers in Ireland website.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s website.

Extra #6: Link to the author’s page on Academia.edu

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25 Years of Birdies and Bogeys in Blessington

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© Blessington Golfing Society

Full title: Blessington Golfing Society – celebrating 25 years

Creator / Author: Presented by Jim Corley and Noel Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 20p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Society?] / [Blessington, County Wicklow.]

About: Blessington Golfing Society was founded in 1987 and has always been headquartered in Hennessey’s Pub in Blessington. This A4-size souvenir booklet was produced to mark a quarter-century of the society’s activities. It contains memories and anecdotes and is lavishly illustrated with dozens of colour photographs.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Introduction 1 / Pat Clarke, 25th Captain – Introduction 2 / Frank O’Neill, President — Celebrating 25 Years — Fr. O’Moore, past President — The Twenty-Five Captains — [Photo Gallery] – Tribute to the late Robert Hennessy, a member & friend of Blessington Golf Society, 23rd Jan 1991 – 12th May 2011 — Jim Fennel’s Crash — Sand Bunkers — Boot Throwers Society – [Photo Gallery] – Animals on courses / Jim Corley – East Clare Fox – [Photo Gallery] – Tulfarris Golf Club – My Golf Society / Martin Hennessy – Captain’s Cup – NCNC – Heineken Cup – The Star Competition / Harry Wilson — Blessington Golfing Society Weekends Away.

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 Blessington Golfing Society website

In an Irish Country Garden

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© RHS Media (image Carole Drake)

Full title: Wicklow Work of Art: superlative garden of Irish plantswoman June Blake

Creator / Author: Jane Powers; photography by Carole Drake

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 6p

Journal Information: The Garden, Volume 141, Part 9, pp. 68-73, editor, Chris Young.

When Published: September 2016

Publisher / Place of Publication: RHS Media / Churchgate, New Road, Peterborough PE1 1TT, England

About: The Garden is the title of the monthly magazine of The Royal Horticultural Society and has been published since 1871. This article is the cover story feature of the September 2016 issue and describes what the magazine calls “a contemporary and plant-filled country garden, influenced by the surrounding rural landscape”.

ID number(s): 0308-5457

WW Connection #1: June Blake’s Garden is located in Tinode in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes numerous colour photographs and a plan of the garden.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website

Extra #5: Link to June Blake’s website

Hat-Tip: To photographer Carole Drake who produced the image featured on the cover above. Link to Carole’s website at www.caroledrake.com

19th-Century Catholic Ancestors from Blessington Parish

 

 

 

 

Full title: Blessington, Archdiocese of Dublin, Counties of Wicklow, Kildare

Creator / Author: The National Library of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: http://registers.nli.ie/

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in Feb 2017.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Library of Ireland / Kildare Street, Dublin 8.

About: The National Library of Ireland holds microfilm copies of over 3500 church registers from parishes in Ireland. The library has now digitised these registers as images which provide records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to around 1880. The available registers are not searchable by individual’s names. Instead, they are browseable by diocese, parish and date, searchable by parish and it is possible to zoom from a country map to parish level. This blog entry relates to the parish of Blessington, part of which extends into County Kildare.

Contents:  These registers cover baptisms (1852-1880) and marriages (1852-1880). These date ranges are indicative only and coverage may be incomplete. Please refer to the NLI site for specific coverage.

Extra #1: Browse the Catholic Parish Registers for Blessington Parish

Hat-Tip: To The National Library of Ireland who have arranged for the digitisation of these records and their free accessibility online.

Grave Markers in 18th Century Wicklow

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Full title: Here lyeth: the 18th-century headstones of Wicklow

Creator / Author: Christiaan Corlett. (edited and produced by Deirdre Burns)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 116p

When Published: November 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Council / County Buildings, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow.

About: Perhaps Halloween is an appropriate occasion on which to showcase this publication. Gravestones have obvious genealogical value but in this book the author highlights the artistic quality and the social and religious background to the creation of headstones in 18th century Wicklow. Many of the examples shown are located in the southern and western half of the county. This book was published by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council as one of the outcomes of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan. It is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs in an A4 landscape format.

ID number(s):9780956912626

Chapters: Preface — Introduction — The Purple Slate Headstones — The Aughrim School of Granite — Denis Cullen of Monaseed – The Glendalough Mason — The Blue Slate Headstones — Stone Masons at the Turn of the 19th Century — Notes — Further Reading — Indexes.

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 Publisher’s Website

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.christiaancorlett.com/

Weaving Down the King’s River Valley

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© John Hussey

Full title: Wool and Weaving in the Kings River Valley, County Wicklow: 1660’s to 1840s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: eBook / 95p

When Published: March 2nd, 2016

Publisher / Place of Publication: John Hussey / [Co. Wicklow?]

About: The Quaker community based around Baltyboys were responsible for wool production in the area and supplied Dublin with this commodity. Later this enterprise developed into carding, spinning and weaving operations. In this substantial e-book publication, local author, John Hussey, details the almost 200-year history of wool and weaving in the King’s River Valley.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Abstract – Author details – Notes — Acknowledgements – 1650 to 1699 – The wool and weaving industries in Ireland — 1699 to c.1740 – The Wool Act and rustication — c.1750 – Weaving and tuck mills — 1760s – Road improvements — 1760s to 1770s – Pirn/Warping mills — 1770s to 1790s – The commercial state of Co. Wicklow — 1798 – The United Irish Rebellion — 1800 to 1840s — The final decline and death of weaving – Epilogue – Appendix 1 – Valleymount and hat-making – Appendix 2 – Weaving in the town of Blessington and on the estate – Appendix 3 – Flax growing and linen weaving in Co. Wicklow – Appendix 4 – General Holt’s metal boilers.

Extra #1: Browse to the full text of this ebook via this page at Our Wicklow Heritage

Extra #2: Includes several maps, photographs and illustrations.

Extra #3: Hat tip to the author, John Hussey, for making this ebook freely available online.

Households in Blessington Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Blessington

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 11p

When Published: 1853

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 & 88 Abbey Street, Dublin.

Parent Publication [book]: County of Wicklow: valuation of the several tenements comprising that portion of the Union of Naas situate in the county above named / Richard Griffith, General Valuation Office / 27pp

About: The property tax system of 1850’s Ireland. It was the first major attempt at valuing property. This section lists householders in the Parish of Blessington in West Wicklow, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Naas in Co. Kildare.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Ballydonnell North — Ballydonnell South – Ballylow – Ballynabrocky — Ballynascullogue Lower — Ballynascullogue Upper – Ballynatona — Ballysmuttan Lower — Ballysmuttan Upper — Ballyward – Blackrock – Blessington — Town of Blessington (Main Street) — Town of Blessington (Kilbride Road) — Blessington Demesne – Butterhill – Crosscoolharbour – Deerpark – Dillonsdown – Edmondstown – Haylands – Hempstown – Holyvalley — Knockieran Lower — Knockieran Upper — Lugnagun Great — Lugnagun Little – Newpaddocks – Oldcourt – Oldpaddocks – Rathnabo – Santryhill – Threecastles.

Extra #1: Read the entries for GV Blessington Parish (pdf file).

Extra #2: Search Griffiths Valuation and link to contemporary maps at AskAboutIreland.ie

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Gardens of Ireland

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Full title: The Irish Garden

Creator / Author: Jane Powers, with photographs by Jonathan Hession

Item Type / Page count: Book / 400pp

When Published: April 2nd, 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Frances Lincoln Limited / 74-77 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF

About: This is a grand book of the coffee-table variety which has received glowing reviews everywhere. In its 400-page extent, the author visits over forty of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens. These range from demesnes attached to ‘Big Houses’ to those of a more modern and intimate nature. Of the gardens visited and gloriously photographed, seven are located in County Wicklow and two of those are in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): 9780711232228

Contents: Preface — Introduction – [Grand Big Gardens] Bantry House, Co. Cork — Mount Stewart House, Co Down — Birr Castle, Co. Offaly – Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow — Killruddery, Co. Wicklow – [Romantic Interludes] Altamont, Co. Carlow — Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow – [Taming the Wilderness] Caher Bridge Garden, Co. Clare — Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway — Ilnacullin, Co. Cork — Rowallane Garden, Co. Down — Glenveagh, Co. Donegal – [Painting with Plants] Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford — Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide, Co. Dublin — The Dillon Garden, Dublin — Hunting Brook, Co. Wicklow – [Lovely Day for a Walk] Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny — Tullynally, Co. Westmeath — National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow – [A Few Follies and Fancies] Belvedere, Co. Westmeath — Kilfane Glen and Waterfall, Co. Kilkenny — Corke Lodge, Co. Wicklow — The Japanese Gardens, Co. Kildare — National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin — Tropical Ravine and Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, Co. Antrim – [Fields of Dreams] June Blake’s Garden, Co. Wicklow — Salthill House, Co. Donegal — The Bay Garden, Co. Wexford — Lakemount, Co. Cork — Ardcarraig, Co. Galway – [Paradises Reinvented] Oakfield Park, Co. Donegal — The Master’s Garden, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin — Kells Bay Gardens, Co. Kerry — Heywood, Co. Laois — Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, Co. Antrim – [Good Enough to Eat] Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co. Cork — Glebe Gardens, Co. Cork — Dunmore Country School, Co. Laois – The Gardens: contact information – Select bibliography and sources – Index — Acknowledgements.

WW Connection #1: Hunting Brook Gardens, Lamb Hill, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 184-191.

WW Connection #2: June Blake’s Garden, Tinode, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 286-299.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Contains 250 large colour photographs.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

The ‘Friends’ in Baltyboys (1)

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© John Hussey

Full title: The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow: 1678 to 1800s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: eBook / 44p

When Published: 2015 (Second edition March 7th, 2016)

Publisher / Place of Publication: John Hussey / [Co. Wicklow?]

About: This is a history of the Quaker community which settled in the valley of the King’s River in West Wicklow. Also known as ‘The Religious Society of Friends’, The Quakers were heavily involved in the woollen and textile industry. Appendices to the main text include individual family details and a brief explanation of Quaker origins.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Abstract – Acknowledgements — Ballymore, the gateway to west  Wicklow — Baltyboys — The  Quakers’ move to Ireland — Events of 1669 – 1671 – Peter Peisley’s move to Baltyboys — The founding of the ‘New Town’ of Blessington – The rationale for Quakers to settle at Baltyboys — Visits by important Quakers to Dublin — The role of the early Quakers at Baltyboys — The first Quaker lease at Baltyboys, 1678 — Connections with Dublin – Anthony Sharp — William Lappam’s refusal to pay tithes — Anthony Sharp’s visit to Blessington — Quaker settlement beyond Baltyboys — Other Protestant settlers of the early 1700s — Quaker weaving activities at Baltyboys – Disownments – Peisleys replaced by Radcliffes – The 1798 Rebellion — Migration of Quakers into the Church of Ireland — After the Quakers – Appendix 1: The ‘Religious Society of Friends’ – Appendix 2: The Quaker meeting house and graveyard at Baltyboys – Appendix 3: Notes on individual Quaker families of Baltyboys

Extra #1: Browse to the full text of this ebook via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.

Extra #2: Includes two maps.

Extra #3: Hat tip to the author, John Hussey, for making this ebook freely available online.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s page on Academia.edu

**UPDATE** The author’s website (viewed October 2017) states: “My book on the Quakers of Baltyboys has been published by the Religious Society of Friends in Ireland….. July 2017”

A Nostalgic Look at the Blessington Tramway

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Full title: The Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway

Creator / Author: Andrew Fayle

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: Industrial Heritage, Volume 8, No. 3, pp. 11-13, edited by John Keavey.

When Published: Autumn 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Book House / Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4NQ, England

About: A short and nostalgic look at the Dublin-Blessington-Poulaphuca line. It would appear that the author was familiar with the tramway as a boy and teenager, although recollections of specific placenames are questionable. The writer’s family moved to England in 1921.

ID number(s): 0265-5071

Extra #1: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #2: Includes a map.

Extra #3: Browse the 1911 Census entry for the author, Andrew Fayle

 

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