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Shillelagh Remembers

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Full title: Unveiling of Remembrance Wall – Union Workhouse and Fever Hospital Graveyard, Chapel Lane / Union Lane, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: [Not stated]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 8pp

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Not stated] / [Shillelagh?].

About: To coincide with the ‘Year of the Gathering’ and the start of National Heritage Week 2013, a Remembrance Wall was unveiled on the site of the Shillelagh Union Workhouse and Fever Hospital Graveyard. This followed a major tidy-up of the site by Wicklow County Council and local community volunteers. This photocopier-produced booklet was produced to accompany the unveiling and to raise funds for the further enhancement of the site.

ID number(s): None

Contents: History of the Shillelagh Union Workhouse and Fever Hospital – Emigration – The Shillelagh Workhouse in the 20th century – Recent developments – Before and after restoration – Bibliography / Further reading.

Extra #1: Contains map, plan and six photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

 

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Seventh Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 7, 2013

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

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 120p

When Published: 2013

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

About: The seventh publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue contains articles featuring locations from Coolattin to Croatia. It even strays into east Wicklow with an article on Charles Stewart Parnell and his times by Mary Bergin. However, the major article runs to almost a quarter of the entire publication and is a substantial essay, by Dunlavin native Chris Lawlor, on Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: Preface from the Chairman — Ramblings of the Secretary — A man of integrity? The varying roles of Robert Chaloner, Earl Fitzwilliam’s land-agent during Black ‘47 / Fidelma Byrne — Contextualising a chieftain’s career: the case of Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne / Chris Lawlor – Wicklow Farm Labourers: a facet of the 1880s Land War / Pádraig G. Lane — The RIC and the IRA in Wicklow’s War of Independence / Kevin Cullen — Constable James Stephen Cunningham and his family / Shay Cunningham — Some facts about the activities of Mark Forstall in Croatia / Luka Vukusic – Scurlock’s Graveyard / Brian McCabe — The annual inspections of the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway Company in 1912 and 1913 / James Scannell — Donard’s New Church, 1925 [from the Leinster Leader Saturday, 18th July, 1925] — The Wicklow landlord who held sway over the British Empire: Parnell and his times / Mary Bergin — Raids, robberies and attacks: West Wicklow during the Civil War / Jason Lawlor.

Extra #1: Contains several black & white photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

The Book of Blessington

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Full title: The Blessington Estate, 1667-1908

Creator / Author: Kathy Trant

Item Type / Page count: Book / 239p

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: Anvil Books / 45 Palmerston Road, Dublin 6.

About: The definitive history of the Blessington area from the mid-17th century to the beginning of the twentieth. It combines the story of the Boyle and Hill families of nobility with the eternal tension of the landlord and tenant relationship.  The author has researched the subject extensively and the highest levels of scholarship are evident. However, the book is very accessible and a recommended read for local historians.

ID number(s): 1901737519 / 9781901737516

Chapters: Foreword — The Struggle for Land — The Boyle Dynasty — The Downshire Connection — The Rebellion of 1798 — Bad Debts and Good Neighbours — Land Tenure and Agents — The Tenants — Rents and Arrears — The Landlord’s Role — The Famine Years — The Social Round — The Final Chapter — Epilogue — Appendix: List of tenants on the Blessington Estate, 1850 — Acknowledgements — Abbreviations — Notes and Sources — Notes on Illustrations — Bibliography.

Extra #1: includes 98 illustrations and images.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication

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

Extra #4: Read a review of this book online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this review.

Extra #5: For information, a review of this book was also published in the Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Volume 19 (3), 2004-5 pp568-570.

Third Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 3, 1989

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 96p

When Published: 1989

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

About: The third publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers some of the main locations within the boundaries but also widens the area of interest to include Ballymore-Eustace and Rathvilly.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society 1989 Officers — Editorial / Joseph Rattigan — The Society’s Report / Maeve Baker — Appreciation: Paddy Byrne — William Gabriel Lyons — Tommy Bourne — Extracts from a Diary of 1869: a Wicklow Man Returns for a Bride / Richard Douglas — A Description of Dunlavin from Slater’s Directory, 1881 / John Lynott — Wicklow Biographies: No.8: Fiach Mac Hugh Ó Byrne / Cora Crampton — Wicklow Biographies No.9: James Eustace , 3rd Viscount Baltinglass / Cora Crampton[?] — The Famine in Wicklow, 1846-1847: Extracts from British Parliamentary Papers in the National Library of Ireland / Compiled by Maeve Baker — Irish-French Quaker Connections / Margaret P. O’Hare — Marriage in Ireland Before the Famine: Case Study of Rathvilly Parish / Susan E. Hood — Baltinglass of Yesteryear [poem] / Ben Dwyer — Tinahely Over the Centuries / Reverend Canon Henry Vaux Boake — The Hollywood Highwayman / Dorothy Leonard — Bacon Curing in Baltinglass in the Early Part of the Century / Maureen D’arcy — Ballymore Eustace : Odds and Ends of its History / Michael Dore — Grangecon : a Place Remembered / Lil Moore — Book Reviews / Joseph Rattigan — Index to the Coolattin Estate Emigration Records, 1847-58, Part 3 / Paul Gorry — List of Members.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

A Massive County History

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Full title: Wicklow: history & society – interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county

Creator / Author: Ken Hannigan and William Nolan (editors) & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 1005p

When Published: 1994

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

About: The major history of the County of Wicklow, this is the seventh volume in the Irish County History Series which eventually aims to cover all 32 counties. It brings together 25 essays written by experts in their field and covers aspects of Wicklow history and society from prehistorical to modern times.

ID number(s): 0906602300 / 9780906602300

Contents: Wicklow’s prehistoric landscape / Geraldine Stout — Kings, saints and sagas / Alfred P. Smyth — Evidence of Scandinavian settlement in Wicklow / Colmán Etchingham — The unity of Cóemgen and Ciarán: a covenant between Glendalough and Clonmacnois in the tenth to eleventh centuries / A. S. MacShamhráin — Medieval Wicklow -‘A land of war’ / J. F. Lydon — Anglo-Norman settlement in Uí Briúin Chualann, 1169-1350 / Linzi Simpson — Three settlements of Gaelic Wicklow: Rathgall, Ballinacor and Glendalough / Harry Long — Settlers’ utilisation of the natural resources / Rolf Loeber — The Byrnes of Ballymanus / Conor O’Brien — The rebellion of 1798 in County Wicklow / Ruan O’Donnell — Masters of the mountains: the insurgent careers of Joeseph Holt and Michael Dwyer, County Wicklow, 1798-1803 / Thomas Bartlett — Politics and rebellion: Wicklow in the 1790s / L. M. Cullen — The Poor Law in County Wicklow / Eva O’ Cathaoir — Vernacular rural dwellings of the Wicklow Mountains / F. H. A. Aalen — The holy wells of County Wicklow: traditions and legends / Geraldine Lynch — Land and landscape in County Wicklow / William Nolan — Synge and Wicklow / Nicholas Grene — A survey: some Wicklow maps 1500-1888 / Patrick Power — The mining community at Avoca 1780-1880 / Des Cowman — Wicklow before and after the famine / Ken Hannigan — The evolution of forestry in County Wicklow from prehistory to the present / Mary Kelly Quinn — From Grand Jury to County Council: an overview of local administration in Wicklow, 1605-1898 / Brian Donnelly — Parnell and his neighbours / R. F. Foster — A rightful place in the sun: the struggle of the farm and rural labourers in County Wicklow / Ross M. Connolly — ‘The water was the sheriff’: the land beneath the Poulaphuca reservoir / Fiachra Mac Gabhann — A select bibliography of printed books on County Wicklow / Joan Kavanagh.

WW Connection #1: Contains several essays relevant to West Wicklow history and archaeology.

Extra #1: Contains many illustrations, photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Contains a fold-out reproduction of Jacob Nevill’s 1760 map of the county.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Link to the Publisher’s website:  http://www.geographypublications.com/

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