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New Owner for Baltinglass Abbey on This Day!

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Full title: Baltinglass Abbey, its possessions, and their post-Reformation proprietors

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 37p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V (Number 6), pp. 378-414

When Published: July 1908

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby, 116 Grafton Street, Dublin for County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About:  On 30th June, 1541 ownership of the Baltinglass Abbey lands in Co. Wicklow was granted to Sir Thomas Eustace (Viscount Baltinglass). This is just one small piece of information to be gleaned from this major article on Baltinglass Abbey. The author firstly details mentions of the abbey’s existence from its foundation around 1148 until its suppression and the forfeiture of its possessions in 1541. The next section looks at the various owners of the abbey lands from 1541 onwards. The final part of the article is a description of the abbey and of the pieces found therein. An appendix lists the placenames from Speed’s map of 1610 and also includes a list of the names of the abbots of the abbey.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes several illustrations and photographs.

Extra #4: Includes a map of the Barony of Upper Talbotstown and part of that of Ballinacor, taken from Speed’s map of Wicklow, 1610

Extra #5: Includes pedigree charts for the family of Eustace, Viscounts Baltinglass

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

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Revisit Six Important Years in Wicklow History

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Full title: Exploring Wicklow’s Rebel Past 1798-1803

Creator / Author: Ruán O’Donnell, with photographs by Dominic Martella, Richard Nairn and Dúchas

Item Type / Page count: Book / 71pp

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Coiste Chill Mhantain ’98 / Wicklow ’98 Committee / [Wicklow, Co. Wicklow]

About: This book was published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion. It is a guidebook to the landmarks and sites associated with this period in Wicklow’s history. Divided into six suggested routes, it covers the whole county, with many of the locations being in the western half. All the memorials commemorating the Rebellion are listed, together with the history and folklore of the sites.

ID number(s): 0953492206

Chapters: Acknowledgements — Introduction — Planning your route / Raymond Stephens — Route One: Blessington, Blackmore Hill, Athdown, Oakwood — Route Two: Bray, Enniskerry, Ballinvalla/Sleamaine, Luggala – Route Three: Dunlavin, Baltinglass, Derrynamuck, Leitrim — Route Four: St. Kevin’s Bed (Glendalough), Rathdrum, Greenan (Lower Glenmalure), Baravore (Upper Glenmalure) – Route Five: Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood, Wicklow Town – Route Six: Arklow, Aughrim, Tinahely, Ballyrahan Hill, Carnew — Sources.

Extra #1: includes numerous maps and colour photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Baltinglass Abbey [Reblog]

About: This is an excellent portfolio of photographs and accompanying textual detail relating to Baltinglass Abbey. Most of the pictures are in the trademark monochrome style of the photographer, Ed Mooney, which gives a very atmospheric feeling to the images. Please visit Ed’s original blog to view the complete set.

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Baltinglass

This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was historically known in Irish as Bealach Conglais, meaning “Road of Cúglas”.  Conglas was a member of the legendary warrior army, the Fianna led by Fionn MacCumhaill.  It has been about ten years since my last visit here and it still holds the peaceful atmosphere that I remember. Built around a bridge crossing the river Slaney it was in Baltinglass in 1148AD that the then King of Leinster Diarmuid Mac Murchada, founded the Abbey on the east bank of the River Slaney for a group of Cistercian monks from the Abbey of Mellifont in Co. Louth. He called this monastic settlement “The Valley of Salvation”. In 1228 it is recorded that…

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Three Parishes History

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Full title: The story of Baltinglass: a history of the parishes of Baltinglass, Ballynure and Rathbran in County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Claude Chavasse

Item Type / Page count: Book / 75pp

When Published: 1970

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / [Briska, Lemybrien, Co. Waterford].

About: In the course of writing a short guide for tourists visiting Baltinglass Abbey, the local rector, Canon Claude Chavasse, found there was so much material that a local history book could be written. This he did shortly after moving to County Waterford. The book is an excellent introduction to the history of the areas that comprise the three parishes.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Preface — Before history – 1. Monuments 2. Legends – The coming of the Monks  – The Abbey buildings – Life in the Abbey –Life outside the Abbey — After the Dissolution – The Stratford Ascendancy – Notes on the O’Neills of Mount Neill — Baltinglass in the 19th and 20th Centuries – [Appendices]  A. Glossary — B. Abbots of Baltinglass – C. Rectors etc of Baltinglass — D. Parish Priests of Baltinglass and Ballynure – E. Curates (R.C.) of Baltinglass and Ballynure – F. Rectors of Ballynure – G. Perpetual curates and Incumbents of Rathbran – H. Patent of Sir Charles Willmott, 1618.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Fourth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 4, 2007

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

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 102p

When Published: 2007

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

About: The fourth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Blessington to Tinahely with contributions from natives of the area.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: Preface — Secretary’s Report — Not the usual suspects: some lesser-known books of West Wicklow interest / Richard B. Lennon — West Wicklow and the 1641 Rebellion / Chris Lawlor — Sons of the soil: aspects of the G.A.A. in Wicklow in the early 1890’s / John Glennon — Ar gCeanntar Dúchas / Peadar C. Ó Cuilinn — The West Wicklow Historical Society Officers 2007 — The eviction of the Ballylow tenants on the Blessington Estate in 1852 / Kathy Trant — A brief statistical analysis of Dunlavin Roman Catholic Parish from 1881 to 1901 / Chris Lawlor — Jennie Wyse Power 1858 -1941 / Marie O’ Neill — The ancient parish of Rathvilly / Kitty O’Toole — The Winnett Family of Baltinglass / Andrew Winnett — Tinahely over the century / Reverend Canon Henry Vaux Boake — John Thomond O’Brien Day in Baltinglass / Paul Gorry — Baltinglass Cattle Fairs / Stanley Jackson — The 1941 West Wicklow District Shield Rifle Competition / James Scannell — Some books relevant to West Wicklow (and environs) history published since 1990 / Chris Lawlor — A tribute to Baltinglass [poem] / Tommy Doyle — Glen of Imaal  Memorial — 1798 – 1803: Some monuments erected / restored in West Wicklow 1998 – 2003 [photo essay] — Humewood — Obituaries.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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