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Ninth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 9, 2017

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors, joint editors Chris Lawlor, Donal McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 170p

When Published: 2017

Publisher / Place of Publication: West Wicklow Historical Society / Baltinglass (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: This ninth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history is the most substantial yet with articles of the highest quality. A diverse range of topics is covered from medieval stone lamps and sheep wash-holes to the Plymouth Brethren and railway accidents. The most extensive article in this issue is by Chris Lawlor which looks at the impact of the Civil War on ordinary citizens as reflected in compensation claim records. Overall this publication makes a most appealing Christmas stocking-filler for anyone interested in West Wicklow history.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: Foreword from the Chairman / John A. O’Toole — Ramblings of the Secretary / Donal McDonnell — Editor’s Preface / Chris Lawlor — Archaeological excavation on Baltinglass Hill – Lathaleere – the evolution of a place-name / Paul Gorry — Death in the Glen of Imaal – 16th September 1941 / James Scannell — The Plymouth Brethren and the Baltinglass connection / Cora Crampton – The Boyestowne Lordship: Baltyboys, Tulfarris & Humphreystown 1650-1850 [Part One] / Brendan Corrigan — County Wicklow Grand Jury 1793 – William Hanbidge’s recollections of wool-weaving in the 1820’s / John Hussey — A light into medieval Ireland: some thoughts on cresset-stones and a previously undocumented example from Newry townland, southwest Wicklow / Lorcan Harney — Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy: early Queensland pioneers / Pauleen Cass — Odd fish in West Wicklow / Christopher Moriarty — Sheep wash-holes in West Wicklow / Seamus Balfe and John Hussey — A fatal accident on the Dublin & Blessington tram line in 1912 / James Scannell — Ernest Molyneux of The Decoy / Tom Molyneux – Tuckmills in West Wicklow / John Hussey — Trouble with the points / James Scannell – Three men and a (little) mountain / Brian McCabe – Raids, requisitions and recompense: the Civil War’s impact on West Wicklow, 1922-3 / Chris Lawlor – Review: Brendan Corrigan’s The History of Hollywood Co Wicklow / John Glennon.

Extra #1: Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps, drawings and graphs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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


Noelle Keogh’s Carnew Collection

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Full title: Carnew: a Town of History & Heritage

Creator / Author:  Noelle Keogh [Co-ordinator, designer and editor]

Item Type / Page count: Book / 264p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Carnew, Co. Wicklow.

About: A most interesting compilation of photographs, historical book extracts, articles and short pieces. A large number of the articles had their origin in interviews with some local residents. The editor / co-ordinator has produced a unique and substantial collection of material relating to Carnew. There has been considerable local interest in this publication, resulting in all copies being quickly sold out.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Disclaimer – Introduction – [ABOUR CARNEW] Extract from Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 — Extract from the Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1844-1845 – Extract from Slater’s Directory 1894 – My Memories of Carnew (taken from an interview with Andy Brennan) – [BUSINESSES] Public Houses — Shops – Post Office & Bank — Butchers – Bakers — [TRADES AND MANUFACTURING] Blacksmiths and Forges – Occupations & Trades (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – Tailors, Drapers & Shoemakers — Manufacturing – Kilcavan Quarry (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Picture Gallery – [EDUCATION] Carnew National School – School Days (taken from an interview with Bill Molloy) – Picture Gallery including 1923 School Roll — All Saints National School – Documentation on School Dispute – Coláiste Bhríde – The First Class – Picture Gallery – Other Schools – [RELIGION] Religion (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – All Saints Church – St. Brigid’s Church – Church of the Most Holy Rosary – Wesleyan Chapel – [AGRICULTURE] Fowl Market – Castle Dairy – Fairs & Marts (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Ploughing Matches – Agricultural Show — Threshing – Corn Mills – My Memories of the Threshing (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Agricultural Work (taken from an interview with Bill Molloy) – [SPORTS AND RECREATION] Horse Racing — Cricket — GAA – Carnew Emmets GAA Club / by Etty Kilbride – Photo Gallery — Tennis – Sports Day – Recreation — Music – At Home Week – [LAW AND ORDER] (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – [MILITARY] Military Records up to and including World War 1 – World War 2 (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Memories of World War 2 (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – [THEN AND NOW] Photo Gallery – [1798] Information from Interviews – Unrecorded Account as Told by an Old Resident – [CARNEW CASTLE] – [LANDLORDS] – Fitzwilliams — Landlords – Big Houses – [FAMINE] — The Poor House (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – [EMIGRATION] – [MEDICAL] [RURAL ELECTRIFICATION] Working on the Rural Electrification (taken from an interview with Andy Brennan) – [SNOW OF 1947] (taken from an interview with John McEvoy).

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Gathering at the Fair

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Full title: Hollywood Fair: 14th-18th August 2013

Creator / Author: Hollywood Fair Committee

Item Type / Page count: Book / 128p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Hollywood Fair Committee / Hollywood Co. Wicklow.

About: The Hollywood Fair of 2013 used ’The Gathering Ireland 2013′ nationwide event as its focus. This book was published as a programme and souvenir of the event and features several articles by and about Hollywood people who now live away and even further away from the locality. Everywhere you go, you take your local history with you, everywhere you go……

ID number(s): None

Chapters: The Hollywood Fair 2013 – the Year of The Gathering — Timetable of events — Mathew Guirke (1826-1901) – Hollywood to Los Angeles / Brendan Corrigan – Tony Hannon: a Hollywood star / Johnny Glennon — Paddy Clarke: a Hollywood man in New York / Paddy Clarke — Growing up on the corner / Vincent Deering — Brigid Glennon: a Hollywood woman in Brussels / Brigid Glennon — Mary Watkins (née Kelly): a Hollywood woman in London / Mary Watkins — It’s a long, long way from Clare to here / Fr. John Dunphy — Larry and Trish Roddy  / Eoin Roddy — Mrs. Kathleen Healy (née Nugent), Slievecorragh / Johnny Glennon — Hollywood ‘Pride of Place’ / CJ Darby, Ann Cullen, Richard Burke and Ann Halpin — Mrs. Teresa Byrne (née Smith), Humphreystown / Johnny Glennon — Hollywood Football Team 1936 [photograph & captions] — Pat O’Neill and Mary Ryall wedding party, 13th June 1973.

Extra #1: Contains many photographs as well as several advertisements from local businesses and sponsors.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check out the Hollywood Fair website.

O Come All Ye Faithful!


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Full title: A farewell to famine

Creator / Author: Jim Rees

Item Type / Page count: Book / 174p

When Published: 1994

Publisher / Place of Publication: Arklow Enterprise Centre / North Quay, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

About: In the mid-nineteenth century, the Bishop of Little Rock wanted to set up an Irish Catholic colony in Arkansas. This was during the Irish Famine Period, and the people who set out from South Wicklow and North Wexford were not necessarily fleeing the Famine. The group were led by Father Thomas Hore and this book charts their none-too-smooth progress as the original grouping of around 1,000 splintered up and ended up in various different locations in the USA.

ID number(s): 0952202956 / o952202905

Contents: Lists of sponsors — Prologue — The shaping of Thomas Hore — Coolattin Estate — Disaster — Bishop Byrne of Arkansas — The Melleray Connection — Farewell to famine — Liverpool – the emigrants’ limbo — Water, water everywhere… — New Orleans to Little Rock — Fort Smith — Plan B — Conclusion — Appendix 1: The Refugio Connection — Appendix 2: Passengers who travelled on the ‘Ticonderoga’, ‘Loodianah’ and the ‘Chasca’ — Chronology — Notes — Bibliography — List of subscribers.

WW Connection #1: Many of the emigrants hailed from South and South-West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs, illustrations and maps.

Extra #2: includes the names of 847 people who emigrated.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

No Room on the Estate

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Full title: Surplus people: the Fitzwilliam Clearances 1847-1856

Creator / Author: Jim Rees

Item Type / Page count: Book / 156p (168p)

When Published: 2000 (Re-issued 2014)

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Collins Press / West Link Park, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork.

About: During the Irish Famine Period, a number of landlords persuaded or coerced their tenants into emigrating from Ireland. In West Wicklow, a major clearance of about 6,000 persons took place from the Coolattin Estate of Lord Fitzwilliam. These men, women and children ended up in the Canadian districts of Quebec and New Brunswick. This book details the circumstances of the clearout and gives some account of how the displaced families managed in Canada.

ID number(s): 1898256934 / 9781898256939 / 9781848892040

Contents: Introduction — Coolattin Estate — Life on the Coolattin Estate 1830-1845 — The Poor Law — Crisis: 1845-6 — Shedding the Surplus — Life in the ‘Tween Decks — Quebec — New Brunswick — 1850-6 — Conclusion — Appendices — Endnotes — Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The Coolattin Estate comprised 80,000 acres in South-West Wicklow and amounted to around one-fifth of the total area of County Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes several illustrations and maps.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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