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Historical Highlights of the Wicklow Highlands

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Full title: A Social History of the Wicklow Uplands

Creator / Author: Brian F. Gurrin

Item Type / Page count: Book / 102p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: The National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government / Dublin

About: Today, the area regarded as the Wicklow Uplands is mostly included within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. While permanent inhabitants of this area may be as rare as the Abominable Snowman, there is nonetheless a rich social history story to be told. This ranges from the prehistoric period through to the centuries of active resistance to English rule. This study of the history and heritage of the Wicklow Uplands was undertaken at the request of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (Eastern Division).

ID number(s): 0755716930

Contents: Figures and Tables – Abbreviations – The Author – Acknowledgements – Ice Sculptures – Wicklow’s Earliest Inhabitants – Early Human Sculptors – Gaeil is Gaill – War and Peace – New Times, and a New County – From Restoration to Union: The Restoration; The Late Seventeenth Century; The Protestant Ascendancy – War, and a New County – Final Thoughts – References – Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes numerous illustrations, photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park website.

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Men & Women of the Easter Rising

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Full title: Easter Dawn: the 1916 Rising

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 320p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mercier Press Ltd. / Unit 3b Oak House, Bessboro Rd, Blackrock, Cork, T12 D6CH

About: A popular but nevertheless substantial history of the 1916 Rising. The format intersperses the historical narrative with photographs and pen pictures of the principal participants. The book, which is lavishly illustrated throughout with rare contemporary photographs, provides a vivid and engaging account of this dramatic period in Irish history.

ID number(s): 9781781172582

Chapters: Abbreviations – Acknowledgements – [INTRODUCTION] Joseph McGarrity – [THE ORGANS OF REVOLUTION] The Cultural Organisations — Michael Collins — The Irish Republican Brotherhood — Bulmer Hobson — The Irish Citizen Army — Sean O’Casey — The Irish Volunteers — Eoin MacNeill — The Women of Ireland — Maud Gonne — Na Fianna Éireann — Constance Markievicz — The Hibernian Rifles — Desmond FitzGerald – [PREPARING FOR REBELLION] Arming the Volunteers — Sir Thomas Myles — The split in the Volunteers — Tom Kettle — O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral –Patrick Pearse — Alliance With Germany and the Capture of Sir Roger Casement — John Devoy — Captain Robert Monteith — Captain Raimund Weisbach — Count von Bernstorff, the German Ambassador — The SS Aud — Diarmuid Lynch — Blinker Hall’s Naval Intelligence — Macneill’s countermand — Seán Mac Diarmada – [DUBLIN RISES] The Battle Commences — Tom Clarke — Seizing the GPO — Joseph Plunkett — Willie Pearse — Arthur ‘Boss’ Shields — Liberty Hall and HMS Helga — James Connolly — The Four Courts and North King Street — Ned Daly — Mendicity Institution: Heuston’s Fort — Seán Heuston — The Royal Dublin Fusiliers — Jacob’s Biscuit Factory — Thomas MacDonagh — Major John MacBride — Marsh’s Library — Michael O’Hanrahan — The South Dublin Union — Éamonn Ceannt — Con Colbert — Trinity College Dublin — St Stephen’s Green and The Royal College of Surgeons — Rosie Hackett — Attending to the Wounded — City Hall and Dublin Castle — Kathleen Lynn — The Pacifist and the Soldier — Boland’s Mill — The Battle of Mount Street Bridge — The End Comes — Michael Rahilly (The O’Rahilly) — John Loder/Lowe – [INSURRECTION ACROSS IRELAND] Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford – Co. Meath — Co. Galway — Denis McCullough — Co. Cork — The Kent Family – Co. Donegal — Patrick McCartan – The Aftermath of the Rebellion – Endnotes – Bibliography — Photo Credits – Index.

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: The US edition was published in 2015, under the title ‘The 1916 Rising: the Photographic Record’ (ID number 9781442244610).

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #6: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Roll-call of 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow

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Full title: People of the Rebellion, Wicklow 1798

Creator / Author: Pat Power (researcher and compiler)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 116p

When Published: June 1999

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society / Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: This is a listing of around 1,800 names of those who were associated with the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow. The author has included people from both sides of the conflict and provides their affiliation, their probable address and, in many cases, some additional comment. The five-page introduction gives much useful information about the historical background and helps to clarify the challenges of interpreting the data. This book is Number 14 in the series ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’.

ID number(s): 1898471266

Chapters: Introduction – Names in Alphabetical Order – Appendix 1: Maps – Appendix 2: Yeomanry Corps – Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: Many of the individuals listed are associated with West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes a reproduction of ‘A Map of Wicklow 1760 by Jacob Nevill’.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the Publisher’s website . [NOTE: Now known as Genealogical Society of Ireland]

From Dublin Castle to Glenmalure in 1592

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Full title: Kidnap and Jailbreak: Red Hugh O’Donnell (1587-92)

Creator / Author: Dermot Somers

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 33p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: The O’Brien Press Ltd. / 20 Victoria Road, Dublin 6.

Parent Publication [book]: Endurance: heroic journeys in Ireland / by Dermot Somers / 255pp

About: This is the first chapter in a book which describes seven dramatic journeys taken from Irish history and mythology. In this chapter the author utilises his knowledge of mountaineering and of the outdoors to pen what could be called the definitive account of the actual flight of Red Hugh O’Donnell and Art O’Neill through the Wicklow Hills to get to Glenmalure. In 1592, they had just escaped from Dublin Castle and were planning to join up with Fiach MacHugh O’Byrne. The escape and flight is commemorated in an annual ‘Art O’Neill Walk’ / ‘Art O’Neill Challenge’, which starts at Dublin Castle and ends in Glenmalure.

ID number(s): 9780862787974 / 0862787971

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes two maps and some colour photographs.

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website.

Extra #5: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Extra #6: Link to the Art O’Neill Challenge website.

Holt up in the Wicklow Mountains

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Full title: Rebellion in Wicklow: General Joseph Holt’s Personal Account of 1798

Creator / Author: Joseph Holt (edited by Peter O’Shaughnessy)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 176p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press / Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

About: A first-hand account by a major participant in the 1798 Rebellion. Joseph Holt took the side of the Irish rebels and operated a guerilla campaign based in the Wicklow Mountains.  This book was published in the bicentenary year of the Rebellion.

ID number(s): 1851823662

Contents: Foreword — Preface — Calendar of events — Songs — Editor’s Introduction — The Life and Adventures of Joseph Holt, prior to his transportation, annotated — Editor’s Postscript – Appendices: [1] Some Opinions Regarding Joseph Holt – [2] Unrest in Wicklow in the Months Before the Rebellion – [3] The Battle of Ballyellis – [4] Croppy Biddy Dolan – [5] Informers’ Reports – [6] Documents Concerning Holt’s Surrender – [7] Thomas Hugo – [8] Holt Witnesses an ‘exemplary’ Flogging in New South Wales – Source References – Maps – Index.

WW Connection #1: Includes references to many locations in West Wicklow that are associated with the actions of Joseph Holt.

Extra #1: Includes map of locations in South Dublin, Wicklow and North Wexford..

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Search the contents of this book via the Hathi Trust website. Note: The fulltext of this book is not available here.

The Big Fellow’s Blessington Buddy

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Full title: Fear Not the Storm. The story of Tom Cullen, an Irish revolutionary [a novel]

Creator / Author: Cathal Liam

Item Type / Page count: Book / 457p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Pádraic Press / P.O. Box 43351, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243-0351, USA.

About: Tom Cullen was one  of the closest associates of Michael Collins, but also one of the least known. This story of his life and exploits is told in the form of a true-life novel and is the closest we will probably get to a fully-fledged biography. The author has researched his subject extensively and includes several pages of endnotes and a selected booklist.

ID number(s): 9780970415530

WW Connection #1: The subject of this book, Tom Cullen, was born in Blessington in West Wicklow in 1890.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”Tom Cullen was the fifth child born to Andrew and Anne Cullen. With great anticipation, his mother thought the birth would take place after the New Year of 1891, but by early December, she knew her days of carrying would be very short….”

Extra #2: The book contains more than 50 black & white photographs.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Browse to the Census of Ireland entries for Tom Cullen in 1901 and in 1911

Extra #6: Link to the Author’s website http://www.cathalliam.com/default.asp

Extra #7: This book won the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year in Historical Adult Fiction for 2011.

The Worst of Times

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Full title: The Curse of Reason: the Great Irish Famine.

Creator / Author: Enda Delaney

Item Type / Page count: Book / 293p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill & Macmillan / Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12.

About: A history of the Irish Famine that looks at the social, economic and political dimensions of the event. It achieves this via the mechanism of examining the contemporary written testimonies of four important figures: Archbishop John MacHale, John Mitchel, Elizabeth Smith and Charles E. Trevelyan.

ID number(s): 9780717154159 / 9780717160105

Chapters: Preface — Acknowledgements — Prologue: the land of the dead — [Part I. Before the Famine] Encounters — Land and people — Politics and power — [Part II. That Coming Storm] Spectre of famine — Peel’s brimstone — [Part III. Into the Abyss] A starving nation — The fearful reality — Property and poverty — [Part IV. Legacies] Victoria’s subjects — Exiles — Epilogue: the death of Martin Collins — Notes — Bibliographical Note — References — Index.

WW Connection #1: Elizabeth Smith lived in Baltyboys House in West Wicklow. Her observations on the Famine relate to this locality.

Extra #1: includes photographs of Elizabeth Smith and her Scottish birthplace and residence.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: The paperback edition was published in 2014, under the title ‘The Great Irish Famine: a history in four lives’ (ID number 9780717160105).

Brief Irish Lives (2) – Jennie Wyse Power (1858-1941)

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Full title: Beathaisnéis (Volumes 1-9)

Creator / Author: Diarmuid Breathnach & Máire Ní Mhurchú

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book Series / Various pagings

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] Book Series 1986-2003 / [2] Website 2011-

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: An Clóchomhar / Dublin.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: Fiontar / Olscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin City University, Dublin.

About: The Beathaisnéis Series comprises nine volumes of short Irish-language essays on the lives of important and not-so-important Irish-speaking men and women. There are over 1,700 people featured from 1560 to the present and we will revisit this excellent series to highlight other Irish speakers who have a connection to West Wicklow. The text of all 9 volumes has now been digitised and published as a fully-searchable database on the website Ainm.ie

This blog entry refers to Jennie Wyse Power (Siobhán de Paor) who was prominent in public life in Ireland and was one of the pioneers in the participation of women in political life. She worked with some of the most famous names in Irish history such as Michael Davitt,  Charles Stewart Parnell, Arthur Griffith and Eamon de Valera. She became the first President of Cumann na mBan (the women’s auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers) and was a member of the Irish Senate.

ID number(s): 0953294730 / 9780903758765 / 0903758652 / 0903758830 / 0903758768 / 9780903758550

WW Connection #1: Jennie Wyse Power (née O’Toole) was born in Baltinglass, Co.Wicklow in 1858

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Jennie Wyse Power via ainm.ie.

Extra #2: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #3: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #5: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Thirty-Six Men Executed

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Full title: The Massacre on Dunlavin Green: a Story of the 1798 Rebellion

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 175p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow

About: An account of  the atrocity where 36 local men were summarily executed for alleged involvement in and support for the Rebellion of 1798. The book looks at the context of the executions and tries to explain the situation in the area both preceding and following this horrific episode.

ID number(s): 0953294706 / 9780953294701

Chapters: A sense of place: Dunlavin — A sense of time: the 1790’s — The local scene in the 1790’s — Events leading to the massacre — Dramatis Personae I: Morley Saunders — Dramatis Personae II: Ryves and Richardson — The day of the massacre — The importance of document 620/37/133 — Aftermath — Commemoration — Conclusion.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps.

Extra #2: includes words of some songs/ballads.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

 

A Wyse Woman

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Full title: From Parnell to De Valera: a biography of Jennie Wyse Power 1858-1941

Creator / Author: Marie O’Neill

Item Type / Page count: Book / 192p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Blackwater Press / 8 Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

About: Jennie Wyse Power (née O’Toole) was prominent in public life in Ireland and was one of the pioneers in the participation of women in political life. She worked with some of the most famous names in Irish history such as Michael Davitt,  Charles Stewart Parnell, Arthur Griffith and Eamon de Valera. She became the first President of Cumann na mBan (the women’s auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers) and was a member of the Irish Senate.

ID number(s): 0861213335

Chapters: First beginnings — The Ladies’ Land League — A Parnellite family — Aftermath and resurgence — We ourselves — The road to insurrection — Regrouping and recovery — The War of Independence — Civil War — The Senator — Twilight years.

WW Connection #1: Jennie Wyse Power was born in Baltinglass, Co.Wicklow in 1858

Extra #1: includes bibliography, photographs and index

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 Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

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