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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.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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

The Biggest Thorn in the Crown

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Full title: From a spark to a firebrand: Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 4p

Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 20-23

When Published: September / October 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: In the last quarter of the 16th century, Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne was the pre-eminent Gaelic chief in Leinster and was a constant thorn in the side of the English authorities. He was known as the ‘Firebrand of the Wicklow Mountains’ and this article explains his rise and fall.

ID number(s): 0791-8224

WW Connection #1: The O’Byrne territory ranged across the Wicklow mountains, West and East.

Extra #1: includes illustrations and 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.

Extra #5: This article is an abridged version of an essay which won the Irish Chiefs’ Prize in History 2013. The full essay is entitled ‘Burning their bridges: the opposition of the Gabhal Raghnaill and Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne to the process of Anglicisation during the long sixteenth century’.

Say Hello to the O’Byrnes

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Full title: The Clan O’Byrne of Leinster AD 400-1700 : a compilation of available historical information

Creator / Author: Paul J. Burns

Item Type / Page count: Book / 61p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: House of Lochar / Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YR, Scotland.

About: The O’Byrnes are one of the great ancient clans of Ireland. They ended up in the Wicklow Mountains where they created a stronghold from which they regularly attacked the inhabitants of The Pale.  In eight brief chapters the author provides an overview of the history of the O’Byrnes.

ID number(s): 1899863834 / 9781899863839

Contents: The First Millennium — The 11th Century — The 12th Century — The 13th Century — The 14th Century — The 15th Century — Map from ‘Ireland under Elizabeth’ by Don Philip O’Sullivan — The 16th Century — The 17th Century — Genealogical Table from ‘The History of the Clan O’Toole and Other Leinster Septs’ by Rev. P. L. O’Toole — Appendix A: Other origins of the name Byrne or Burns — Appendix B: Gormlaith — Genealogies — Select Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes map, illustrations, and family tree.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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