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Dwyer and Derrynamuck

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Full title: Michael Dwyer [and] Battle of Doire Na Muc

Creator / Author: Elaine Hoxey and Caoimhín de Líon

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / [16p]

When Published: 1988

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Unknown] / Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow [?]

About: This booklet mainly consists of a reprint of a chapter on Michael Dwyer which was published in the book: ‘The Croghan Valley’ in the late 1960’s. Included within the main piece is a short account of the battle of Doire na Muc (Derrynamuck) when Dwyer made his escape from the Crown Forces. It is likely that this booklet was sold as a souvenir to visitors to the Dwyer McAllister Cottage in Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Preface / Graeme Cooke — Michael Dwyer (from ‘The Croghan Valley’ by Caoimhín de Líon, by kind permission of Kamac Publications) — Doire na Muc – Michael Dwyer escapes capture at Doire na Muc [artist’s impression].

Extra #1: Includes 2 maps and some other illustrations.

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Deo Gratias for a Beautiful Church

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Full title: Crosschapel through the years : a souvenir book celebrating 150th anniversary 1861-2011.

Creator / Author: Jim Corley

Item Type / Page count: Book / 27p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: Church of Our Lady of Mercy / Crosschapel, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

About: The title says it all. This is a gorgeous and high-quality memento of the local church at Crosschapel. If only every congregation would produce such a record of their place of worship.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Crosschapel — Burgage — The first Parish Priest — Rebellion of 1798 — The Chapel plans — List of Parish Priests — Derivation of names — Visitations by the Bishop — The Parochial House — The New Church — Repairs to the Church — A protected structure — Present day parishioners — Gallery of old photographs — Internal features — Christ of the Blessington Lakes.

WW Connection #1: A wholly local enterprise. Authored and printed in the parish of Blessington.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations on every page. Most are full colour.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Meditations as Gaelige

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Full title: Salmurnaithe

Creator / Author: Caoimhín de Líon (writer) and Bríd Dáibhís (translator)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 160p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta, Teach Manresa, S.J., Baile na gCorr, Cluain Tarbh, Baile Átha Cliath 3.

About: A book of meditations and prayers based on Psalms 1-150. This is a translation into the Irish language of the collection titled ‘Psalm Prayers for Every Mood’. The original English-language edition was published under the author’s English name, Kevin Lyon, in 1997 and issued in a new revised edition in 2000.

ID number(s): 0954075323

Chapters: Macnamh ar Shalm 1, 2, 3…….Macnamh ar Shalm 148, 149, 150.

WW Connection #1: The original author served at various times, as parish priest of Blessington, of Dunlavin and of Donard.

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 author’s website http://www.kevinlyon.info/index.html

Firstly Take The N81…

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Full title: A Guide to West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Research by Caoimhín de Líon, Doirin Doyle, Comdt. T. Maher & Kenneth McGowan

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 48p

When Published: 1971

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kamac Publications / 3 St. John’s Terrace, Mount Brown, Dublin 8.

About: A whistle-stop tour around West Wicklow and some neighbouring places. The booklet can only give a flavour of what the area is like, but helps to whet the appetite to delve deeper into local history and heritage. The booklet could be seen as an effort to tempt Dubliners to forget the eastern side of the county and to explore the unspoilt countryside in the west.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Dunlavin — Blessington — Ballyknockan — Poulaphuca — Ballymore Eustace — Lacken — Donard — Hollywood — Burgage — Cilín Chormaic — Tinahely — Baltinglass — Ballinclea — Glenmalure — The Military Road — Glen of Imaal — Aughrim — Shillelagh — Kiltegan — Tullow — Hacketstown — Rathvilly.

WW Connection #1: The co-researcher, Caoimhin de Líon, served at various times, as parish priest of Blessington, of Dunlavin and of Donard.

Extra #1: Contains several photographs and a map.

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.kevinlyon.info/index.html

A Valley So Sweet

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Full title: The vale of Avoca: an illustrated history and guide

Creator / Author: Caoimhín de Líon

Item Type / Page count: Book / 64p

When Published: 1967 and later editions

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kamac Publications / 3 St. John’s Terrace, Mount Brown, Dublin 8.

About: A well illustrated and comprehensive guide to the Vale of Avoca, including three chapters relating to Thomas Moore, regarded as Ireland’s National Poet.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Avoca’s early history — Avoca’s former wealth — The Avoca tramway — Avoca’s churches and churchmen — Moore’s tree — Thomas Moore — Moore’s Irish melodies — Handweaving — Whaley Abbey — Walks and drives around Avoca — Avondale — A journey through the vale.

WW Connection #1: The author served at various times, as parish priest of Blessington, of Dunlavin and of Donard.

Extra #1: includes photographs and song lyrics.

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.kevinlyon.info/index.html

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