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Booklet on Blackditches from 1906

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Full title: Blackditches: its traditions and its pastors

Creator / Author: T. M. O’Reilly

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 13p

When Published: 1906

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author and/or Leinster Leader Printing Works [?] / Naas, Co. Kildare.

About:  T. M. O’Reilly from Ballyknockan was a local councillor and writer with a great appreciation of local history. According to Fr. Cantwell of Valleymount, he produced several pamphlets. This booklet mentions old churches and houses of prayer as well as sites of historical or archaeological interest. The derivations of placenames is also featured. The second part of the booklet deals with the various priests who have ministered in the area.

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

Extra #2: Hat tip to John Hussey who maintains the Blessington.jimdo.com website for posting the text of this booklet online.

Extra #3: Browse the 1901 Census return for the author Thomas O’Reilly.

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Tithes Payable by Boystown Folk from 1834

Full title: Townlands in Boystown (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: Genealogical Society of Utah in partnership with The National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in June 2014.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in an attempt to determine how much the holders of agricultural land over 1 acre should pay in taxes or tithes to the established Church of Ireland. These books list the name of the head of each relevant household outside of urban areas. A Tithe Applotment book was compiled for each Church of Ireland parish. Some of the transcribed names of people and places are not 100% accurate, but the original entries may be viewed for clarification.

Contents: Annacarney – Ballyknockan – Ballinagee – Ballinahown – Ballynastockan – Ballynultagh — Baltyboys Lower — Baltyboys Upper – Bannaught (sic) Bawnoge (?) — Blackditches Lower — Blackditches Upper – Blackmoor — Blackmoor Hill – Carrig – Carrickbrack – Carrigacurra (including Quintagh) – Cross – Garryknock – Glenbride — Granabeg Lower — Granabeg Upper – Humphrystown – Kilbeg — Kilbeg North — Kilbeg South — Knockalt Lower — Knockalt Upper – Cransillagh – Lackan – Monamuck – Quintagh — The Breeches — The Cross – Togher – Tulfarris.

Extra #1: Browse the Tithe Applotment Book(s) for Boystown Parish

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

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.

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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.

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