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Twelfth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2015: a year in the life of Baltinglass, Bigstone, Grangecon and Stratford.

Creator / Author: Compiled by the Communications Sub-Group of St. Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Council, Editorial Board: Mary Hanlon, Sr. Eileen Deegan, Renee Wall…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 98pp

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph’s Parish Baltinglass / Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

About: This is the twelfth issue of an annual publication. Within its A4-sized format, it chronicles activities in the parish during the year, publishes short articles of general or historical interest and includes photographs past and present. Contemporary advertisements help to provide a snapshot of local economic activity.

ID number(s): None

Contents: A Word from the Parish Priest / Tommy Dillon – From the Editor / Mary Hanlon – Baltinglass Courthouse – Boy Scouts and a box of Weetabix / Kieran Fanning – International Success for Scoil Chonglais Student – Baltinglass Further Education & Training Centre – Lalor Centre – 10 Years of Tearmann Community Garden – Tearmann [poem] / Alfred Gillespie – B&B for Birds and Bugs – The Outdoor Classroom / Mary O’Keeffe – Rev. Máirt / Rev. Máirt Hanley – Community Support Worker Programme — Scoil Chonglais on a Winning Streak / Abbie Byrne — Baltinglasss Soccer Club – West Wicklow Voices – Grangecon Village – Tom Hannafin N.T., B. Ed., M.Ed – Mary Farrell Retires / Mary Farrell – The Way of the Cross / Rev. Máirt Hanley — Grangecon N.S. Golden Jubilee / Nuala O’Connell – Commemorative Plaque to Pte Michael McGuinn at Scoil Naomh Iosaf – [Photo Gallery] – Flemings Mace Mill 1984-2014 / John Fleming – Kind [poem] / A. T. – Autumn Tints 20/10/1969 [poem] / Frank Hunt – Baltinglasss Community Action Group – Yvonne Ross / Yvonne Ross – [Photo Galleries] – Baltinglasss GAA Club – Wedding Anniversaries – Leinster Junior Foursomes Champions – Weddings in Baltinglass Parish 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015 [and Photo Gallery] – Baltinglass 4th Wicklow Scout Group – Baltinglass Lions Club / Mary Ross – Fr. Tommy’s Golden Jubilee / Fintan Doyle – Stratford-on-Slaney – it’s connection to the 1916 Easter Rising / Elizabeth Thompson – Fr. John Fingleton / Frank Hunt – My Daily Creed [poem] / Anon — Baptisms in Baltinglass Parish from 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015 – Baltinglass Youth Club – Little Feet Créche & Pre-school: 20 years later – Jamie O’Connor – Signposts / Mary Ryder — Naíonra Bealach Chonglais 1985-2015 – Grace Makes the Leinster Rugby Team – The Presentation Sisters — Stratford / Grangecon G.A.A. – Art Competition Winners – Lourdes Through the Eyes of a Child / Cliona Kavanagh – Animal Mass in Stratford-on-Slaney [photos] – Niall Moore’s 90th Birthday Party – Deaths in  Baltinglass Parish 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015 – 1st Communions and Confirmation [Photo Gallery].

Men & Women of the Easter Rising

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Full title: Easter Dawn: the 1916 Rising

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 320p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mercier Press Ltd. / Unit 3b Oak House, Bessboro Rd, Blackrock, Cork, T12 D6CH

About: A popular but nevertheless substantial history of the 1916 Rising. The format intersperses the historical narrative with photographs and pen pictures of the principal participants. The book, which is lavishly illustrated throughout with rare contemporary photographs, provides a vivid and engaging account of this dramatic period in Irish history.

ID number(s): 9781781172582

Chapters: Abbreviations – Acknowledgements – [INTRODUCTION] Joseph McGarrity – [THE ORGANS OF REVOLUTION] The Cultural Organisations — Michael Collins — The Irish Republican Brotherhood — Bulmer Hobson — The Irish Citizen Army — Sean O’Casey — The Irish Volunteers — Eoin MacNeill — The Women of Ireland — Maud Gonne — Na Fianna Éireann — Constance Markievicz — The Hibernian Rifles — Desmond FitzGerald – [PREPARING FOR REBELLION] Arming the Volunteers — Sir Thomas Myles — The split in the Volunteers — Tom Kettle — O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral –Patrick Pearse — Alliance With Germany and the Capture of Sir Roger Casement — John Devoy — Captain Robert Monteith — Captain Raimund Weisbach — Count von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador — The SS Aud — Diarmuid Lynch — Blinker Hall’s Naval Intelligence — Macneill’s countermand — Seán Mac Diarmada – [DUBLIN RISES] The Battle Commences — Tom Clarke — Seizing the GPO — Joseph Plunkett — Willie Pearse — Arthur ‘Boss’ Shields — Liberty Hall and HMS Helga — James Connolly — The Four Courts and North King Street — Ned Daly — Mendicity Institution: Heuston’s Fort — Seán Heuston — The Royal Dublin Fusiliers — Jacob’s Biscuit Factory — Thomas MacDonagh — Major John MacBride — Marsh’s Library — Michael O’Hanrahan — The South Dublin Union — Éamonn Ceannt — Con Colbert — Trinity College Dublin — St Stephen’s Green and The Royal College of Surgeons — Rosie Hackett — Attending to the Wounded — City Hall and Dublin Castle — Kathleen Lynn — The Pacifist and the Soldier — Boland’s Mill — The Battle of Mount Street Bridge — The End Comes — Michael Rahilly (The O’Rahilly) — John Loder/Lowe – [INSURRECTION ACROSS IRELAND] Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford – Co. Meath — Co. Galway — Denis McCullough — Co. Cork — The Kent Family – Co. Donegal — Patrick McCartan – The Aftermath of the Rebellion – Endnotes – Bibliography — Photo Credits – Index.

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with 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: The US edition was published in 2015, under the title ‘The 1916 Rising: the Photographic Record’ (ID number 9781442244610).

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #6: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Master O’Toole of Rathvilly

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Full title: Edward O’Toole, 1860-1943: Rathvilly schoolteacher and nationalist

Creator / Author: Eileen McGregor

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 36pp

When Published: 2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: Geography Publications / 24 Kennington Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.

Parent Publication [book]: Carlow: history & society. Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county / edited by Thomas McGrath / 1070pp

About: An excellent biographical essay on Edward O’Toole of Rathvilly, who retired from teaching in 1925 and thereafter devoted much time to researching the history, folklore and placenames of County Carlow and neighbouring areas.

ID number(s): 9780906602386

Contents Education – Towards promotion – The Gaelic League – Irish National Teachers’ Organisation – Payment by results – Curriculum changes – Politics – IRB – Land League — Parnell – Volunteers pre 1916 — Easter Week 1916 – Volunteers post 1916 – Black and Tans – Community life – Rathvilly train service – St. Patrick’s Church – Village Green – Remunerative activities – Public Office – North Carlow Co-op Poultry Society – Kiltegan Loan Fund – Folklore – Archaeology – Publications – Conclusions – Acknowledgements — References.

WW Connection #1: Edward O’Toole was a well-known figure in Carlow / West Wicklow and wrote many articles about the history and folklore of the area.

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:  http://www.geographypublications.com/

Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Edward O’Toole.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Edward O’Toole.


The Big Fellow’s Blessington Buddy

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Full title: Fear Not the Storm. The story of Tom Cullen, an Irish revolutionary [a novel]

Creator / Author: Cathal Liam

Item Type / Page count: Book / 457p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Pádraic Press / P.O. Box 43351, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243-0351, USA.

About: Tom Cullen was one  of the closest associates of Michael Collins, but also one of the least known. This story of his life and exploits is told in the form of a true-life novel and is the closest we will probably get to a fully-fledged biography. The author has researched his subject extensively and includes several pages of endnotes and a selected booklist.

ID number(s): 9780970415530

WW Connection #1: The subject of this book, Tom Cullen, was born in Blessington in West Wicklow in 1890.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”Tom Cullen was the fifth child born to Andrew and Anne Cullen. With great anticipation, his mother thought the birth would take place after the New Year of 1891, but by early December, she knew her days of carrying would be very short….”

Extra #2: The book contains more than 50 black & white photographs.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Browse to the Census of Ireland entries for Tom Cullen in 1901 and in 1911

Extra #6: Link to the Author’s website http://www.cathalliam.com/default.asp

Extra #7: This book won the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year in Historical Adult Fiction for 2011.

An Acclaimed Novel of WWI

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Full title: A long, long way [a novel]

Creator / Author: Sebastian Barry

Item Type / Page count: Book / 294p

When Published: 2005 and later editions

Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber / London

About: A novel about an Irishman fighting in World War I with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, set against the backdrop of the impending Easter Rising in Dublin. This book was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2005 and was selected in the Dublin: One City One Book initiative in April 2007.

ID number(s): 0571218016 / 9780571218011 / 0013074245 / 0571218008

WW Connection #1: Parts of the book refer to locations in West Wicklow

WW Connection #2: Author has resided in West Wicklow, including the Tinahely area.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”He was born in the dying days. It was the withering end of 1896. He was called William after the long-dead Orange King, because his father took an interest in such distant matters. On top of that, an old great-uncle, William Cullen, was yet living in Wicklow, across the mountains as they used to say, where his father himself had been reared….”

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.

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