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Historical Highlights of the Wicklow Highlands

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Full title: A Social History of the Wicklow Uplands

Creator / Author: Brian F. Gurrin

Item Type / Page count: Book / 102p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: The National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government / Dublin

About: Today, the area regarded as the Wicklow Uplands is mostly included within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. While permanent inhabitants of this area may be as rare as the Abominable Snowman, there is nonetheless a rich social history story to be told. This ranges from the prehistoric period through to the centuries of active resistance to English rule. This study of the history and heritage of the Wicklow Uplands was undertaken at the request of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (Eastern Division).

ID number(s): 0755716930

Contents: Figures and Tables – Abbreviations – The Author – Acknowledgements – Ice Sculptures – Wicklow’s Earliest Inhabitants – Early Human Sculptors – Gaeil is Gaill – War and Peace – New Times, and a New County – From Restoration to Union: The Restoration; The Late Seventeenth Century; The Protestant Ascendancy – War, and a New County – Final Thoughts – References – Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes numerous illustrations, photographs and maps.

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

Extra #4: Visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park website.

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.

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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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