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Explaining Their Mission

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Full title: Society of St. Patrick for Foreign Missions

Creator / Author: [The Society]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 36p

When Published: c1930

Publisher / Place of Publication: Society of St. Patrick for Foreign Missions / House of Our Lady of Africa, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

About: St. Patrick’s Missionary Society was founded in the late 1920’s. This booklet from around 1930 introduces the Society and provides examples of missionary work. St. Patrick’s continues to operate from its base in High Park, Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Archbishop Hinsley on the new Society — Letter from Bishop Cullen, Kildare — Why the Missionary Society of St. Patrick was Founded — Nature and aim of our new Society / Father Whitney — Leaves from a Missionary’s diary — At the central Mission Station of Eke: the late Father Tom Mulvany.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Link to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society website

On a Mission To Africa

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Full title: Maynooth Mission to Africa: the story of St. Patrick’s, Kiltegan

Creator / Author: Thomas Kiggins

Item Type / Page count: Book / 297p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill & Macmillan Ltd. / Goldenbridge, Dublin 8.

About: This books gives an account of the history of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society which was founded in the late 1920’s. It covers the period from its founding until 1990. St. Patrick’s continues to operate from its base in High Park, Kiltegan in West Wicklow. The author is a member of the Society and provides a ‘warts and all’ description of the Society’s activities.

ID number(s): 071711824X

Chapters: Preface — Maps — Irish Diocesan Priests Volunteer for Nigeria — The Holy Rosary Sisters — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society is Founded — The Society is Established in Kiltegan and Calabar — Growth in the Midst of Difficulties — Shortcomings of the Founders — New Superiors and New Problems — The War Years — Post-war Initiatives — The Society Spreads to Eastern Africa — Postscript 1957–1990 — Sources and Notes – Appendix – Select Bibliography – Index.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Includes sixteen pages of black & white photographs and four pages of maps.

Extra #4: Link to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society website

A Little Miscellany of Things and Times Past #2

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Full title: West County Wicklow Notes

Creator / Author: C. M. Drury

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V, No. 8, pp. 325-331

When Published: January 1908

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

About:   The author provides another miscellaneous collection of observations and information about areas in West Wicklow and East Carlow ranging from Baltinglass to Rathvilly to Tullow, Clonmore, Hacketstown and Kiltegan.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes small illustrations of the gateway at Fortgranite and the bridge at Rathvilly.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for the author of this article.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for the author of this article.

Extra #6: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Demolition Disallowed

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Full title: Record of Protected Structures Wicklow County Council Area

Creator / Author: Wicklow County Council

Item Type / Page count: Book / ebook / 79p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Council / Wicklow.

Parent Publication [book]: Wicklow County Development Plan 2010-2016, Volume 2 Maps, Schedules and Appendices

About: This comprehensive listing and brief descriptions of more than 500 protected structures throughout all the county is Appendix 4 of the second volume of the Wicklow County Development Plan covering the period 2010 to 2016.  It covers all types of structures including private houses, country houses, rectories, churches, commercial buildings, bridges, schools, pubs, hotels, street furniture etc.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Each entry arranged under Ref. No. / OS Map Ref. / Building Address / Structure / Townland / Description

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: View / Download the full text of this publication (pdf file) via Wicklow.ie website.

Extra #3: Each entry is accompanied by a colour photograph.

Sixth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 6, 2011

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

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 100p

When Published: 2011

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

About: The sixth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue contains articles featuring locations as diverse as Calverstown, Co. Kildare, Glen of Imaal, High Park and Australia. The major article in this edition is ’Pastimes’ by Joseph McArdle, a fictional account of life in the Tuckmill area of Baltinglass in the late 19th century. It is a chapter from a manuscript entitled ‘The Hillside Farm, or How We Lived in the Eighties’. Another chapter from this manuscript was published in Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 5, 2009.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: A word from the Chairman — Ramblings of the Secretary — Death in the valley / James Durney — Blackhall Castle, Calverstown, Co. Kildare  / Cora Crampton – Knockpatrick Hill legend / Dorothy Leonard — Michael Dwyer and Bridget Brown of Cummock / David Ward — The role of  horses in farm life in the 1920’s / Stanley Jackson — Miscellaneous biographical notices relating to Baltinglass, appearing in newspapers, 1748-1904 / Paul Gorry – Martin Byrne, 1815-1892 / Dermot Kavanagh and Brian Kavanagh — Farewell to the 25-pounder field gun / James Scannell — Hollywood, an historic village /  John Glennon — Passage tombs in West Wicklow / Mairéad Connellan — Pastimes / Joseph McArdle — The Westbys and High Park House / Peadar Cullen — St. Nicholas’s Holy Well, Tournant / Chris Lawlor — Christmas Day 1910 Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway timetable / James Scannell.

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

Fifth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 5, 2009

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

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 107p

When Published: 2009

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

About: The fifth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Baltyboys to Kiltegan with contributions from natives of the area.  Also featured is a major article by Chris Lawlor on Tithe, Protest and Criminality around Dunlavin during the years 1823-1845.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: Frontispiece: A map of 31 holdings in Stratford, late 18thC — A word from the Chairman — Ramblings from the Secretary — All the year round / Joseph McArdle — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society: S.P.S (The Kiltegan Fathers)  / Peadar C. Ó Cuilinn — Tithe, Protest and Criminality around Dunlavin, 1823-1845 / Chris Lawlor — Billy’s Country – a childhood memory / Kathleen Kinsella (née Keogh) — The West Wicklow Historical Society Officers 2009 — Baltinglass Cistercian Abbey / Mairéad Connellan — When Britannia’s sons with their long-range guns ran out in the Glen of Imaal / Liam Kenny — Photo from the past – John Dwyer, son of rebel leader Michael Dwyer / Eugene Byrne — West Wicklow as described in the Parliamentary Gazetteer of 1846 / compiled by Jason Lawlor — A horse tale / Dorothy Leonard — Memories of Donard [photo essay] — Elizabeth Smith comes to Baltyboys / Jim Corley — Dairy farming in West Wicklow: from the horse driven dash churn to creamery milk collection / Stanley Jackson — Methodists in Baltinglass – a juvenile obituary / Andrew Winnett — Extracts from the ‘Post-Chaise Companion or Travellers’ Directory Through Ireland’ / William Wilson — The development and present state of local Irish historiography / Chris Lawlor — A dangerous line / Janes Scannell — Endpiece: Map of Clough, Baltinglass 1722.

Extra #1: Contains black & white photographs, graphs and map reproductions.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Gathering up Kiltegan History

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Full title: Kiltegan : the Gathering 2013

Creator / Author: Kiltegan ‘Gathering’ Committee

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 56p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kiltegan ‘Gathering’ Committee / Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow

About: A handsomely-produced booklet that uses ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ nationwide event as the focus for looking back at Kiltegan and aspects of its history. The booklet mainly contains short articles of 1-2 pages mostly written by Mary Hickson although several other people have contributed pieces as well.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the booklet was printed in Baltinglass.

Chapters: Kiltegan – your own place — Kiltegan Village  — Early Kiltegan — The Hume connection with Kiltegan — Kilranelagh – Talbotstown — Michael Dwyer — Bicentenary of Saint Peter’s Church, Kiltegan (1806-2006) — Church of the Assumption, Tynock — St. Brigid’s Church, Talbotstown — Naomh Treasa National School, Tynock — Scoil Naomh Bríd, Talbotstown — St. Peter’s National School, Kiltegan — Memories of walking home from Tynock School in the 1960’s — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, High Park — Slí an Chroí — The Kiltegan Village People (listing those living 70-80 years ago, 50 years ago and 25 years ago) — Kiltegan Village Crossroads — Kiltegan GAA Club — Kiltegan Camogie Club — Two Great Gaels — Kiltegan ICA — St. Tegan’s Hall — Kiltegan Drama — Set Dancing — St. Peter’s Parish Centre — Hill walking in the Kiltegan area — Emigration from Kiltegan — The human face of the recession — ‘Gathering’ Calendar of events 2013 — Bibliography.

Extra #1: includes numerous full colour & black/white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Let Us Pray in South West Wicklow

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Full title: The churches of Kildare and Leighlin 2000 a.d.

Creator / Author: Drawings and research by John Duffy. Edited by John McEvoy.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 128p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Éditions du Signe / 1 Rue Alfred Kastler, 67038 Strasbourg, Cedex 2 – France.

About: A profusely illustrated catalogue of every church in use in the Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin in the year 2000. Each drawing is accompanied by a potted history of the building.

ID number(s): 2746802937

Chapters: Introduction– The history of church buildings in Kildare & Leighlin — John Duffy biography — The history of the diocese of Kildare & Leighlin — Carlow Deanery — Tullow Deanery — Borris Deanery — Portlaoise Deanery — Portarlington Deanery — Kildare Deanery — Naas Deanery — Specially Featured: Carlow College and St. Mary’s Knockbeg — Early history of the diocese of Leighlin — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan — Religious orders and congregations — Leighlin Cathedral (Church of Ireland) — Early history of the diocese of Kildare — Kildare Cathedral (Church of Ireland) — Bibiliography and Index.

WW Connection #1: Many of the churches within the Deanery of Tullow are located in the West Wicklow area.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations on every page. Contains many location maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Lowdown on High Park & Westby Family

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Full title: The Westbys and County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Peadar C. Cullen

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 12p

Journal Information: Local History Review, Vol. 15, pp47-58

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Federation of Local History Societies / No Location Given

About: An article which introduces the Westby Family and details how their lands at High Park went on to become the home of the Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society.

ID number(s): 0790-4655

WW Connection #1: The lands at High Park are located in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

WW Connection #2: The author is a local historian who resides at Killamoat, Rathdangan, Co Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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