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Seeing the Woods AND the Trees

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Full title: If trees could talk: Wicklow’s trees and woodlands over four centuries

Creator / Author: Michael Carey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 290p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: COFORD National Council for Forest Research and Development / Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

About: Wicklow is the most forested county in Ireland. This book, which is aimed at a general readership, looks at the historical background to this. It also details the many uses of timber and timber products over the centuries. As well as being a history of Wicklow’s woodlands, it can also be seen somewhat as a history of rural Wicklow itself.

ID number(s): 1902696646

Chapters:  Acknowledgements – Preface – [Section 1. The Woodland Resource] – Historic background – How big was the woodland resource? – Gathering evidence on past woodland cover: Archaeology, Pollen analysis, Documentary record, Ecological survey, Place names, Iconography – Woodland in the ancient past in Ireland and Wicklow – Woodland cover in Wicklow in recent centuries – Visitors’ and commentators’ views on the woodland resource – Woodland cover clues from maps and surveys – Sixteenth and seventeenth century maps and documents – Seventeenth century surveys: The Civil Survey (1654-56), Seventeenth century Shillelagh land resource surveys, Other seventeenth century documentary sources, Survey of the Meath estate 1679 – Eighteenth century surveys: Woodland surveys of the Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate (Coolattin estate) 1724-1764 – Miscellaneous eighteenth and nineteenth century maps and paintings: Bayly estate maps, Ballyarthur 1700 and 1810, Tighe estate, Rosanna, Ashford 1756-1820, Jacob Nevill map of Co. Wicklow 1760, Updated Nevill map 1798, Jacob Nevill map of the Powerscourt demesne 1763, Downshire estate maps, Blessington 1785-1806, Early nineteenth century estimate of woodland area (Fraser 1801), Evidence from eighteenth and nineteenth century paintings – The Ordnance Survey 1835-40 – 1841 Census of Ireland – Nineteenth and twentieth century photographic evidence of woodland – Twentieth century surveys: John Nisbet survey 1903 – Woodland expansion and transformation in the twentieth century – Summary – [Section 2. Tree planting over the centuries] Background to tree planting – Legislation on tree planting – The plant hunters – Eighteenth and nineteenth century planting initiatives: The Dublin Society, Tenant tree planting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Tenant tree planting under the Tree Registration Scheme 1788-1905, Estate tree planting in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries- Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate, Tighe estate at Rosanna, Ashford 1718-1874, Downshire estate-the Coronation Plantation, Planting at Charleville estate, 1840’s onwards, Kilmacurragh, Killruddery estate, Powerscourt, La Touche, Bellevue, Mount Usher and Glencormac Gardens, John Nisbet survey (nineteenth century estate planting) – Planting in the twentieth century: The Avondale initiative 1905-1915, Other recent twentieth century initiatives – [Section 3. Woodland industries] Introduction – Timber-using sectors: Ship building, House building and firewood, Pipe and barrel staves for the provision trade, Bark for tanning leather, Charcoal and iron smelting – Woodland business at Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: The estate, Woodland business, Trespass and protection of the coppices, Summary, The twentieth century at the Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate – Woodland business at the Tighe estate, Rosanna, Ashford — Woodland business at the Powerscourt estate, Enniskerry — Woodland business at the Ballyarthur estate, Avoca Valley — Woodland business at the Castle Howard estate, Avoca Valley — Woodland business in Wicklow in the twentieth century – Epilogue – Appendix 1 – Appendix 2 – Appendix 3 – Index.

WW Connection #1: Some of the key areas referred to in the text include Kilbride, Russborough, Tulfarris, Rathsallagh, Oakwood, Humewood and Coolattin.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes several colour photographs, maps, other illustrations and tables.

 

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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.

Households in Kiltegan Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Kiltegan

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapters / eDocs /20p (16p + 4p)

When Published: 1854

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 Abbey Street, Dublin.

Parent Publication [book]: County of Wicklow: valuation of the several tenements comprising that portion of the Union of Baltinglass situate in the county above named / Richard Griffith, General Valuation Office / 106pp

About: The property tax system of 1850’s Ireland. It was the first major attempt at valuing property. This section lists householders in the Parish of Kiltegan, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass in West Wicklow. The parish of Kiltegan takes in parts of the Baronies of both Ballinacor South and  Upper Talbotstown.

ID number(s): None

Contents: [Parish of Kiltegan within Barony of Ballinacor South] Ballinguile — Ballinguile Hill — Carrigatheme — Knocknagree — Lybagh — Rathcoyle Lower — Rathcoyle Upper — Slieveboy Lower — Slieveboy Upper — Slievemaan — Slievenamough — Slievenamough Plain — Toorboy.

Contents:  [Parish of Kiltegan within Barony of Upper Talbotstown] Ballybrackbeg — Ballybrackmore — Ballykillmurry — Ballyknockan — Ballymaconey — Bawnogue — Bernagh — Borkillbeg — Borkillmore — Carrig Lower — Carrig Mountain — Carrig Upper — Cornan East — Cornan West — Cranareen — Crossnacole — Danesfort Lower — Danesfort Upper — Deerpark — Drim — Fiddan — Fiddancoyle — Graigue — Highpark Lower — Highpark Upper — Humewood — Kelsha — Kelshabeg — Killamoat Lower — Killamoat Upper — Kiltegan — Village of Kiltegan — Knockavurrig — Muckduff Lower — Muckduff Upper — Mullannacranna — Rathdangan — Rathduffbeg — Rathgorragh Lower — Rathgorragh Upper  — Slievereagh Lower — Slievereagh Upper.

Extra #1: Read the entries for  GV Kiltegan Parish (pdf file).

Extra #2: Search Griffiths Valuation and link to contemporary maps at AskAboutIreland.ie

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Rural Life in West Wicklow 2003-2004

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Full title: Addressing quality of life issues in rural communities: a research report by Pobal Community Development Agency in partnership with Wicklow County Development Board

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Rural Communities Project Research Team

Item Type / Page count: Book / 41p

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Development Board [?] / County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow.

About: The West Wicklow Rural Communities Consultation Project was established in February 2003 in order to identify the key social exclusion issues that impact on rural communities in West Wicklow. The project centred on the Donard, Glen of Imaal, Rathdangan and Kiltegan areas of west Wicklow. The project led to the establishment of a research team, who carried out extensive consultations with a range of social groups in local communities between November 2003 and March 2004.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Acknowledgements – Executive summary – [Section 1 – Introduction]  The Research Context — Aims and Objectives — Defining the Research Area — Research Methodology — The Research Team — Structure of the Report — [Section 2 – Rural social exclusion in Ireland – an overview] Defining Social Exclusion — Social Change in Rural Communities — Social Exclusion in County Wicklow — [Section 3 – Outcomes from the consultation process] Introduction — Children – Youth – Women – Men — Older People — People with a Disability — [Section 4 – Analysis and conclusions] Demographic Change – Transport — Access to Health Care — Childminding Provision and Play Facilities — Road Safety — Environmental Services — Information and Advisory Services — Education and Training — Supporting Local Voluntary Effort – [Section 5 – Recommendations — Appendix 1: The Study Area in Profile — Appendix 2: Community and Voluntary Organisations in West Wicklow – Bibliography – List of Tables – List of Figures.

Extra #1: Includes some photographs and graphs.

Extra #2: Includes 10 demographic tables covering 2002 and 1996-2002.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

 

Census of Humewood

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Humewood (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of August 2013.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: The Census returns for the Humewood District Electoral Division arranged alphabetically by townland. The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2nd April 1911.

Contents: Barraderry East — Carrig Lower — Carrig Upper — Crossnacole — Danesfort Lower — Danesfort Upper — Fiddan — Fiddancoyle — Graigue — Humewood — Kelsha — Kelshabeg — Kiltegan — Kiltegan Town (1911 only) — Knockavurrig — Muckduff Lower.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Humewood DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Humewood DED

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

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.

Occupants of the Big House

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Full title: The Landed Gentry and Aristocracy of County Wicklow: Volume I

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 244p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Family Names / 11 Emerald Cottages, Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4.

About: A collection of histories of nine of the most prominent landowning families in Wicklow. This is the first in a projected series of four volumes

ID number(s): 0953848574  /9780953848577

Chapters: The Earls of Wicklow (Howard of Shelton Abbey) — The Earls of Meath (Brabazon of Kilruddery) — Viscounts Powerscourt (Wingfield) — Acton of Kilmacurragh House — Barton & Childers of Glendalough House — Dennis of Fortgranite — Hume & Dick of Humewood Castle — Leslie-Ellis of Magherymore — Tighe of Rossanagh — Further Reading — Absent families.

WW Connection #1: Dennis of Fortgranite and Hume & Dick of Humewood Castle are both West Wicklow families.

WW Connection #2: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes many photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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

Extra #5: Link to extracts from the book via the Author’s website. Note: This text does not necessarily correlate with that in the print edition of the book.

Humewood Under the Hammer

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Full title: Humewood, Kiltegan, Co, Wicklow: the entire contents on the instructions of the Trustees of the Estate of Madame Hume-Weygand, deceased, and the contents of the Ballroom to be sold on Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th July 1992 at 10.30 a.m.

Creator / Author: The Publisher(s)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 149p

When Published: 1992

Publisher / Place of Publication: Hamilton Osborne King / 4 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin in conjunction with E.A. Coonan & Son Ltd, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

About: The title says it all. An auction catalogue listing 1304 items, being the entire contents of Humewood Castle which were presented for auction in 1992. A two-page introduction gives a brief history of the Hume family connection with the estate.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Humewood and the Humes — Catalogue.

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

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