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Grave Markers in 18th Century Wicklow

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© Wicklow Co. Co.

Full title: Here lyeth: the 18th-century headstones of Wicklow

Creator / Author: Christiaan Corlett. (edited and produced by Deirdre Burns)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 116p

When Published: November 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Council / County Buildings, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow.

About: Perhaps Halloween is an appropriate occasion on which to showcase this publication. Gravestones have obvious genealogical value but in this book the author highlights the artistic quality and the social and religious background to the creation of headstones in 18th century Wicklow. Many of the examples shown are located in the southern and western half of the county. This book was published by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council as one of the outcomes of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan. It is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs in an A4 landscape format.

ID number(s):9780956912626

Chapters: Preface — Introduction — The Purple Slate Headstones — The Aughrim School of Granite — Denis Cullen of Monaseed – The Glendalough Mason — The Blue Slate Headstones — Stone Masons at the Turn of the 19th Century — Notes — Further Reading — Indexes.

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

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.christiaancorlett.com/

Grave Slabs From Hollywood and Further Afield

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© JRSAI

Full title: The Hollywood Slabs: Some Late Medieval Grave Slabs from West Wicklow and Neighbouring Counties

Creator / Author: Christiaan Corlett

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 25p

Journal Information: Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Vol. 133, pp. 86-110

When Published: 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland / 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2

About: The author first discovered this type of grave slab in Hollywood in West Wicklow. He coined the term ‘Hollywood Slabs’ to describe them, although there are now many more such slabs to be found outside of the Hollywood area. The slabs date from the medieval period and have distinctive characteristics. This article lists and describes all such slabs known to the author at the time of writing.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: includes five pages of black/white photographs and numerous illustrations.

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: Visit the author’s website & blog

Extra #6: Link to the author’s page on Academia.edu

Extra #7: For an update to this article see the author’s blog entry

Sixth Baltinglass Parish Review

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© The Publisher

Full title: The Review 2009: 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: Paula Burke, Margaret Brennan, Bernie Doogue…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 72pp

When Published: 2009

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

About: This is the sixth 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 – Foreword / Mary Hanlon – Lourdes Pilgrimage – Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – A Tribute to Baltinglass [poem] / Tommy Doyle – Active Retirement / Michael Cogan — Baltinglass Youth Club – Baltinglass G.A.A. Club summary of activities for 2009 – A hidden gem / Orla O’Sullivan, The Pike – Hello from Tanzania / Monica Gorman – 40th Wedding Anniversary / Mary and Ken Hannon – Grange Con interpretative panel / Sheila O’Toole – The Underdogs / Julie Fitzmaurice – A native of Baltinglass / Mai Quaid – War time experiences in London / Cora Lawlor – 50 years later for George & Olive Manley – Malawi 2009 / James Sheerin – Report on the 6th World Karate Championships (Novo Mesto) Slovenia – An unforgettable day / K. Halstead – GAA memories / Johnny Kenny – The big snow / Mary Ryder – The Patrick’s Day parade / Fran Quaid – Stratford GAA Club — Baptisms in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 – The story of the car that bought the football field – The summer 1936 / Eugene Dunne — Tearmann Community Garden – The Lalor Centre – Grange Con Boxing Club / Declan O’Kane – The Green Lane – Golden Jubilee Tom & Nuala Kavanagh – Memories of a teacher / June Snell – Bringing people together / Yvonne Kerr – Front page of ‘Farm Home’ 8th August 1959 – 1959-2009 St. Pius X BNS / Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Baltinglass 50th commemorative celebration – 50th wedding anniversary / Seamus Hunt – Greetings — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish 2009 [Photographs] — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 – Scouts – Wado Ryu Karate — Baltinglass Parish Folk Group — Deaths in the Parish from 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 — Scoil Naomh Iosaf’s 6th Class jigsaw challenge – Photo Gallery — Baltinglass & District Country Market – Area Community Games win gold and bronze at National / Liz Tyrrell – The tower in the graveyard / Paul Gorry – Bernard Jackman – Climbing the Reek – A sacred place / Anne Lee – St. Paul’s Oratory, Parish Centre, Baltinglass / Mary Cronin – Photo Gallery — Holy Communion / Confirmation Classes 2009 [photographs] – The Deanery youth ministry – Tommy Doyle: President of Carlow Rugby Club 2009-10 – Children’s Section – Reflection of Zambia experience / Emma Byrne – Baltinglass Bowls – Carriage Racing – West Wicklow Arts Network summary 2009! – Positive ageing in Baltinglass Hospital – Eilish McDonald in Malawi / Eilish McDonald.

Extra #1: Contains five full pages of photographs, not counting pictures included in individual articles.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

First Collection of Lakeside Articles

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© BLHG

Full title: Journal of Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Group

Creator / Author: Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Group & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 65p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Group / Blessington (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: The inaugural publication of a set of articles on aspects of the history and heritage of areas that surround Blessington Lake. All articles are concise ranging from snippets to four and a half pages. Plans are already afoot for the next issue.

ID number(s): 9781908559906

Contents: Cover Photo: The Mace of the Corporation of Blessington, 1786 — Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Group — Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Members — Future issues of the journal — The Tassies of Threecastles / John Hussey — Early local headstones (based on a talk by Chris Corlett) — A stranger in Ireland (snippet) / John Carr — Fair day in Blessington / Seamus Balfe — Early-Medieval Mill-site at Burgage Mor / C.J. Darby — Members of Parliament for Blessington 1692-1800 — The sand pits at Blessington — A history of stonemasons / Andy Farrington — Local lime kilns / Aiden Cruise — “I done my bit for my country” / Tom Tyrell — Presentment Grants, Kildare Spring Assizes, 1882 / abstract by Aiden Cruise — Archaeological locations in Lakeside / Aiden Cruise — The Quaker burial-ground at Baltyboys / Maureen McCaw — The woollen mills, Ballymore-Eustace / Matt Purcell — A visit to Bishop Boden’s Well, Lacken, Sunday November 5th, 1978 / Seamus Balfe — The Dispensary Doctor / Fidelma Clearkin— Church of ‘Our Lady’ [from Irish Independent Friday, 31st May, 1946] — Summer visitors – by Tram [from Irish Independent Saturday, 17th August, 1912] — Public Notices [from Freemans Journal 24th August, 1921] — Threecastles and Burgage Castle / Dr. Brendan O’Riordain — Blessington is our town [poem] / Michael Farrington — Church records and Manor Kilbride graveyard survey / Blessington History Society — Kilbride Military Camp / courtesy of Pat Lavelle — Cures in the 1820s from Fr. Finney of Valleymount — Blessington Men’s Shed — Estate Maps of our district — The Liffey Bridges beat them all! — Back Cover Photo: The gravestone of Patrick Brady at Manor Kilbride, 1732

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Group can be contacted via email @gmail.com. Use BlessingtonLakeside as the name.

An Easter Excavation

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© JSTOR

Full title: Report on Excavation Recently Conducted in Killeen Cormac, Co. Kildare

Creator / Author: R. A. S. Macalister and R. Lloyd Praeger

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 15p text + 5p (plan & photographs)

Journal Information: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 38, (1928-1929), pp. 247-261

When Published: 1929

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / Dawson Street, Dublin

About: This is an account of an excavation at the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac, near Dunlavin which took place around Easter in 1929. The excavation discounts an earlier theory that the mound-shaped cemetery contained chambers of pre-historic origin. Likewise, no evidence was found for the presence of a church. The authors then concentrated on various pillar-stones, some with Ogham inscriptions and some without as well as slabstones with cross designs.  Detailed descriptions are provided for each of the examples given.

Extra #1: includes plan of the cemetery, illustrations and four pages of photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Read the article online via the JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Archaeological Allsorts

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© Government of Ireland

Full title: Archaeological Inventory of County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Compiled by Eoin Grogan and Annaba Kilfeather

Item Type / Page count: Book / 258pp

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Stationery Office / Dublin.

About: This book is part of a series produced by the Archaeological Survey of Ireland, which aims to list all known archaeological monuments in each county. This Wicklow catalogue alone lists 1200 sites. It would be invidious to pick out just some places of major importance. Suffice to say that no matter what part of West Wicklow you come from, there is sure to be at least one item of archaeological interest listed here.

ID number(s): 0707649439

Chapters: Introduction – Flint Scatters  – Megalithic Tombs – Neolithic Single Burials –Bronze Age Burials — Barrows – Cairns – Ring-cairns – Tumuli — Rock Art – Stone Circles — Standing Stones – Fulachta Fiadh – Miscellaneous Burials – Hillforts – Coastal Promontory Forts – Ringforts – Souterrains – Enclosures – Earthworks – Settlement Sites – Toghers and Roads – Ecclesiastical Sites – Medieval Monastic Sites – Graveyards and Burial Grounds – Children’s Burial Grounds — Ecclesiastical Miscellanea – Bullaun Stones – Ogham Stones – Wayside Cross – Holy Wells – Moated Sites – Rectangular Enclosures – Medieval Earthwork Castles – Anglo-Norman Stone Fortresses – Hall House – Sites of Castles – Tower Houses – Fortified Houses – Historic Towns – Later Houses – Mills and Millstones – Charcoal and Ironworking Sites – Sweathouses – Battlefields – Glossary – Bibliography – Subject and Townland Indexes – Location Maps.

Extra #1: Contains many photographs both colour and black & white.

Extra #2: Contains 23 pages of locations maps.

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 Archaeological Survey Database Online and plot these features on current and historical maps.

King Cormac’s Little Cemetery

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© JCKAS

Full title: Killeen Cormac

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 16p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. III, Number 3, pp. 148-163

When Published: July 1900

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby / 116 Grafton Street, Dublin

About: A detailed account of the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac near Dunlavin and the various inscribed stones found there. Some of these stones are inscribed in Ogham. Cormac, from whom the place is named, is said to have been a Munster King. This paper was read at a meeting of the County Kildare Archaeological Society in September 1897.

Extra #1: includes illustrations, a map of the area and a plan of the graveyard.

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.

Interesting Stones near Dunlavin

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© JSTOR

Full title: On Inscribed Stones at Killeen Cormac, near Dunlavin

Creator / Author: John F. Shearman (Rev.)

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 8p

Journal Information: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 9, (1864 – 1866), pp. 253-260

When Published: 1865

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / Dawson Street, Dublin

About: Although this site is strictly speaking in the County of Kildare, local history does not stop at a county boundary. This is an account of the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac and the various inscribed stones to be found there in the 19th century. The author also discusses the history and legends associated with the area.

WW Connection #1: The author was C.C. of Dunlavin in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes illustrations.

Extra #2: Read the article online via the JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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