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Getting to Know the Neighbours

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Full title: The Little Book of Kildare

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 143pp

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press Ireland / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2

About: This book is a miscellany of short pieces on aspects of Kildare’s history, social life, personalities, and culture. It is a gentle introduction to the county that is the equine centre of Ireland and it follows on from the author’s similar book on Wicklow.

ID number(s): 9781845888626 / 9780750963817

Contents: Introduction — Monastic Kildare — Kildare’s Great Houses — Kildare Rebels — Success and Failure: Industrial Kildare – Kildare’s Literary Ladies – A County in Chaos: Kildare in 1798 – Kildare’s Earls: a Noble Tradition – Troubled Times: Kildare 1914-24 – Breeders and Bloodstock: Kildare and Horses — Kildare’s Historic Towns.

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Dunlavin, West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes several 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 Publisher’s website.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s blog.

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The Battlefields Around Dunlavin

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Full title: Ancient Anarchy and Medieval Mayhem – Around Dunlavin?

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 22p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XIX (Part III), pp. 384-405

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About: In this substantial article Chris Lawlor explains why Dunlavin and its hinterland was of strategic importance at various times in Irish history. This has led to several battles and armed conflicts taking place in the area through the centuries. In addition, the author seeks to explain the derivation of the placename ‘Dunlavin’.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes 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 County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Instant Expertise on All Things Wicklow!

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Full title: The Little Book of Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 142pp

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2

About: This recently launched book is a miscellany of short pieces on aspects of Wicklow’s history, personalities, social life and culture. It is a gentle introduction to the youngest county in Ireland and can be dipped in and out of at will.

ID number(s): 9781845888565

Contents: Introduction — Monastic Wicklow — Wicklow’s Great Houses — Wicklow Rebels — Crime and Punishment: Tales from Wicklow’s Dark Side — Wicked Wicklow Women — Poor Parnell: Wicklow’s Wronged Leader? — Trial and Retribution: The Only Black and Tan Executed in Ireland — The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921: The Wicklow Connection — Wicklow on the Silver Screen — Wicklow’s Historic Towns.

WW Connection #1: Apart from relevant subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: Includes several 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 Publisher’s website.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s blog.

What’s in a Name? – Dunlavin

 

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Full title: The Origin of the Place-Name ‘Dunlavin’, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7pp

When Published: 2013

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

Parent Publication [book]: Gaelic Ireland (c. 600 –c. 1700): politics, culture, landscapes: studies for the ‘Irish Chiefs’ Prize / edited by Katharine Simms / pp 123-129

About: In this essay, local historian Chris Lawlor, sets about unravelling the different spellings and meanings of the placename that is now commonly known as Dunlavin. Sources from Irish mythology to later history are given as examples of equally plausible origins. This essay was a runner-up in the Irish Chiefs Essay Competition.

ID number(s): 9781905569793 / 9781905569847

Extra #1: Includes photograph and map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: View the entry for ‘Dunlavin’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Dunlavin’s Central Role in Prolonging the1798 Rebellion

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Full title: The Longest Rebellion: the Dunlavin massacre, Michael Dwyer and West Wicklow 1797-1803

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 204p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Small World Publishing / 2 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

About: This book, by local author Chris Lawlor, examines events related to the 1798 rebellion in the context of the massacre at Dunlavin Green. He looks at the background to the rebellion, the local factors at play and the effect that the massacre had in prolonging rebellious activities. In particular, he reviews the role of Michael Dwyer who spearheaded resistance from his base in the Wicklow mountains.

ID number(s): 9780955463426

Chapters: Acknowledgements – List of abbreviations — Introduction – Place: examines the pivotal position and strategic importance of the Dunlavin area within West Wicklow and neighbouring County Kildare – Time: explains political developments in America, France and Ireland that impacted on the Dunlavin region – Melting pot: analyses the complex social and political world of West Wicklow in the 1790s – Terror: details the violent times and terror tactics used in the Dunlavin region immediately prior to the 1798 rebellion – Massacre: chronicles the events of the 24 May 1798 in Dunlavin, when over forty men were executed – Aftermath: evaluates the effect of the Dunlavin massacre in the context of the wider rebellion and the insurgent career of Michael Dwyer – Resistance: concentrates on the guerrilla war waged by Michael Dwyer and his followers in the Wicklow Mountains from 1798 to 1803 – Conclusion – Map of West Wicklow –

Appendices: (1) Dunlavin Green ballads: The Ballad of Dunlavin Green — A Lamentation on the Heroes who Were Shot on Dunlavin Green — Dunlavin Green (2) The executed men: Yeomen Saundersgrove Corps — Yeomen Narraghmore Corps – Non-Yeomen from the area – Other Lists and Names (3) Ballads about Michael Dwyer: The Three Flowers – On Captain Dwyer – The Outlaw’s Bride – On An Escape of Dwyer – Michael Dwyer – The Ballad of Michael Dwyer (4) Courts Martial records – (5) Letters from Kilmainham Gaol – (6) Commemoration – (7) Michael Dwyer, the Wicklow chief – (8) The Ancient Briton Regiment – (9) The Judge, a short story about Dunlavin – (10) Interview with the author — Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs, maps, and illustrations.

Extra #2: Includes the words of several ballads and poems on people and events of the time.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: View background information about this book via the Dunlavin District Forum 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’.

Saint Patrick’s West Wicklow Connections

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Full title: No. III Loca Patriciana. The Palladian Churches. Teach Na Roman, Domnach Arda, Cell Fíne

Creator / Author: John Francis Shearman

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 13p

Journal Information: Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, Fourth Series, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1873), pp. 486-498

When Published: December 1873

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin

About: The historical record such as it is, confuses the presence of Saint Patrick in Ireland with that of Saint Palladius. This is the third of thirteen articles on the topic of places associated with Palladius and Saint Patrick. The entire series was subsequently published in book form. This particular article looks at evidence for churches  and sites that would have a link with Palladius / St. Patrick in the West Wicklow areas of Dunlavin and Donard. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

ID number(s): 0035-9106

WW Connection #1: The author was C.C. of Dunlavin 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: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

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

Diary of a Parish Priest

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Full title: Canon Frederick Donovan’s Dunlavin, 1884-1896: a West Wicklow village in the late nineteenth century

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 64p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Academic Press / 44 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.

About: Canon Donovan served as parish priest of Dunlavin for twelve years towards the end of the 19th century. This short book highlights Canon Donovan’s diary, which provides a picture of the life of Catholics in the area during a time of great change. The book is based on a thesis prepared by the author as part of a Master’s Programme in Local History at Maynooth University.

ID number(s): 0716527243 / 9780716527244

Chapters: Introduction — Donovan’s place: the Dunlavin region, 1881-1901 — Donovan’s parish: religion in Dunlavin, 1881-1901 — Donovan’s politics: nationalist Dunlavin, 1881-1901 — Conclusion — Notes.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: includes maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

 

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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