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A Very Strenuous Route

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Full title: Lugnaquillia and the Glen of Imaal

Creator / Author: David Herman, photography by Michael J. Stead

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 6p

When Published: 1995

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ward Lock / London.

Parent Publication [book]: Ireland: walker’s companion / by David Herman / 128pp

About: This is one of 23 walks that the author describes in a handy guide. He regards it as a ‘very strenuous route’ which covers over 15 miles starting and ending at the Glen of Imaal. It includes a detailed route description and map and comments on features of interest.

ID number(s): 0706373529 / 1860198791

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes map and two colour photographs.

Thirty-eight Years of Rambling the Wicklow Hills

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Full title: Listing and Index of Evening Herald Articles 1938 to 1975 by J. B. Malone on Walks, Cycles, Drives

Creator / Author: compiled by Frank Tracy

Item Type / Page count: Book & eBook / 139p

When Published: October 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Local Studies Section South Dublin Libraries / Unit 1, The Square Industrial Complex, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24

About: During the period 1938-1975, J.B. Malone wrote almost 1,000 articles on rambling, walking, cycling or driving to and in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. Every article had a detailed sketch map of the route, drawn by himself. He was a leading figure in the establishment of the Wicklow Way in 1982. This book indexes all Malone’s articles published in the Evening Herald and makes it easy to locate his visits to individual places, mountains, hills and valleys.

ID number(s): 9780957511552

Contents: Foreword from Mayor Fintan Warfield – Introduction — Listing of Evening Herald Articles 1938 – 1975 — Index – Mountains — Index – Some Popular Locations – [List of Maps from Evening Herald articles drawn by J. B. Malone] Kilmashogue and Three Rock Mountain – Glenasmole — The Hellfire Club – Djouce – Lugnaquilla – Seahan — The Big Sugarloaf – Glendalough — Saggart Hill — Table Mountain.

WW Connection #1: Many of the routes described are located in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes ten sample maps.

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 full text of this book via South Dublin Libraries website

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.

Mapping Our Mountains (2)

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Full title: Lugnaquilla & Glendalough: 1:30,000 Detailed Map

Creator / Author: EastWest Mapping

Item Type / Page count: Map / 1 page folded down to 12 x 23cm

When Published: 2010 (updated in March 2013)

Publisher / Place of Publication: EastWest Mapping / Clonegal, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

About: This detailed map covers the area from Woodenboley across to Lough Dan, down to Ballinaclash and over to Kiltegan. It has been compiled using satellite imagery combined with foot slogging, cycling and driving through the area and depicts in detail the network of tracks, paths, forests & hills of interest to walkers etc. Many historical sites are plotted and named and it provides an excellent panorama both for the rambler and armchair historian.

ID number(s): 9781899815319

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Link to the Publisher’s website

Households in Donaghmore Parish in middle of 19th century

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Full title: Parish of Donaghmore

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 16p

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 Donaghmore, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Ballinabarny — Ballinabarny Gap — Ballinard — Ballinclea — Ballineddin Lower — Ballineddin Mountain — Ballineddin Upper — Ballinfoyle Lower — Ballinfoyle Upper — Ballintruerbeg — Ballintruermore — Ballyhubbock Lower — Ballyhubbock Upper — Ballyreask Ballytoole Lower — Ballytoole Upper — Ballyvoghan — Ballyvraghan — Blackpits — Blane — Brittas — Brusselstown — Bushfield — Camera — Camerahill North — Camerahill South — Cannow — Cannow Mountain — Castlequarter — Castleruddery Lower — Castleruddery Upper — Castlesallagh — Clonshannon — Clornagh — Coan — Colliga — Coolamaddra — Coolmoney — Crissadaun — Davidstown — Deerpark — Derrynamuck — Donaghmore — Drumreagh — Eadestown Hill — Eadestown Middle — Eadestown North — Eadestown South — Fauna — Gibstown — Kelashmore — Kilbreffy — Killybeg — Knickeen — Knockanarrigan — Knockandarragh — Knockaderry — Knockamunnion — Leitrim — Leoh — Levern — Lobawn — Lugnaquillia — Monroe — Moorspark — Moorstown — Newpark — Newtown — Pollaghadoo — Raheen — Randalstown — Rostyduff Lower — Rostyduff Upper — Seskin — Snugborough — Spinans, East — Spinans Hill — Spinans, Middle — Spinans, West — Stranahely — Sugarloaf — Table Mountain — Tinnahinch — Whitestown Lower — Whitestown Upper.

Extra #1: Read the entries for  GV Donaghmore 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

Very Interesting – Scientifically Speaking

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Full title: Areas of scientific interest in Ireland: national heritage inventory

Creator / Author: An Foras Forbartha

Item Type / Page count: Book / 166p

When Published: July 1981

Publisher / Place of Publication: An Foras Forbartha / St. Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.

About: An area of scientific interest is a site with natural or semi-natural features of ecology, geology or land-form. This publication lists all such sites by county and ranks them as either of international, national, regional or local importance.

ID number(s): 0906120500 / 9780906120507

Contents [West Wicklow locations only] International Importance: Athdown moraine — National Importance: Lugnaquilla & Glenmalure —Upper Lockstown delta — Regional Importance: Holdenstown Bog — Hollywood Glen — Lowtown Fen — Poulaphuca Reservoir — Rathdangan end moraine — Toor channel — Local Importance: Ballycore rath — Dunlavin marshes — Glen Ding — Lemonstown marshes — Lockstown bridge — Poulaphuca gorge.

Extra #1: includes photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

A Massive County History

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Full title: Wicklow: history & society – interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county

Creator / Author: Ken Hannigan and William Nolan (editors) & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 1005p

When Published: 1994

Publisher / Place of Publication: Geography Publications / 24 Kennington Rd., Templeogue, Dublin 6W.

About: The major history of the County of Wicklow, this is the seventh volume in the Irish County History Series which eventually aims to cover all 32 counties. It brings together 25 essays written by experts in their field and covers aspects of Wicklow history and society from prehistorical to modern times.

ID number(s): 0906602300 / 9780906602300

Contents: Wicklow’s prehistoric landscape / Geraldine Stout — Kings, saints and sagas / Alfred P. Smyth — Evidence of Scandinavian settlement in Wicklow / Colmán Etchingham — The unity of Cóemgen and Ciarán: a covenant between Glendalough and Clonmacnois in the tenth to eleventh centuries / A. S. MacShamhráin — Medieval Wicklow -‘A land of war’ / J. F. Lydon — Anglo-Norman settlement in Uí Briúin Chualann, 1169-1350 / Linzi Simpson — Three settlements of Gaelic Wicklow: Rathgall, Ballinacor and Glendalough / Harry Long — Settlers’ utilisation of the natural resources / Rolf Loeber — The Byrnes of Ballymanus / Conor O’Brien — The rebellion of 1798 in County Wicklow / Ruan O’Donnell — Masters of the mountains: the insurgent careers of Joeseph Holt and Michael Dwyer, County Wicklow, 1798-1803 / Thomas Bartlett — Politics and rebellion: Wicklow in the 1790s / L. M. Cullen — The Poor Law in County Wicklow / Eva O’ Cathaoir — Vernacular rural dwellings of the Wicklow Mountains / F. H. A. Aalen — The holy wells of County Wicklow: traditions and legends / Geraldine Lynch — Land and landscape in County Wicklow / William Nolan — Synge and Wicklow / Nicholas Grene — A survey: some Wicklow maps 1500-1888 / Patrick Power — The mining community at Avoca 1780-1880 / Des Cowman — Wicklow before and after the famine / Ken Hannigan — The evolution of forestry in County Wicklow from prehistory to the present / Mary Kelly Quinn — From Grand Jury to County Council: an overview of local administration in Wicklow, 1605-1898 / Brian Donnelly — Parnell and his neighbours / R. F. Foster — A rightful place in the sun: the struggle of the farm and rural labourers in County Wicklow / Ross M. Connolly — ‘The water was the sheriff’: the land beneath the Poulaphuca reservoir / Fiachra Mac Gabhann — A select bibliography of printed books on County Wicklow / Joan Kavanagh.

WW Connection #1: Contains several essays relevant to West Wicklow history and archaeology.

Extra #1: Contains many illustrations, photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Contains a fold-out reproduction of Jacob Nevill’s 1760 map of the county.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Link to the Publisher’s website:  http://www.geographypublications.com/

Walking in a Wicklow Wonderland

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Full title: Walking in Wicklow: a guide for travellers (afoot and awheel) through the Wicklow Mountains

Creator / Author: J. B. Malone

Item Type / Page count: Book / 172p

When Published: 1964

Publisher / Place of Publication: Helicon / Dublin

About: The classic walking guide to the Wicklow Hills. The author was well known for his ‘Open Air’ series of columns in the Evening Herald newspaper and a TV programme,  ‘Mountain and Meadow’.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Ways and means — The Western quarter (1) Around the lake — (2) Over Church Mountain — (3) Glenbride to Snugboro — (4) Along St. Kevin’s road — (5) Climbing Cleevaun — Heather deserts (1) The military road — (2) Two mountain lakes — (3) On Calary edge — (4) Djouce and the coffin stone — Glendalough and Glenmalure (1) From glen to glen — (2) Crossing Borenacrow — (3) The proud mountain — (4) Queen of the south — (5) Lugnaquilla from Glenmalure — Glen Imaal and westward (1) The round of Imaal — (2) West of Baltinglass — (3) Lugnaquilla from Imaal — The deep south (1) Aghavanna to Avoca — (2) South to Shillelagh — (3) Rathvilly to Aghavanna — (4) Croghan country.

Extra #1: includes illustrations, maps and index.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

On Top of Wicklow

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Full title: The Tug of Lug

Creator / Author: Paul Clements

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 12p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Collins Press / Doughcloyne, Wilton,  Cork

Parent Publication [book]: The Height of Nonsense / Paul Clements / 384pp

About: The author sets out to climb to the highest point in each of the 32 counties in Ireland and recounts his adventures. The chapter entitled ‘The Tug of Lug’ (pages 275-286) describes climbing Lugnaquilla and ponders its significance to people. Also briefly discusses the Castleruddery stone circle.

ID number(s): 9781903464694 / 1903464692

WW Connection #1: Lugnaquilla, in the heart of West Wicklow,  is the highest point in the county and the third highest mountain in Ireland

Extra #1: includes glossary, bibliography and index

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the Author’s Website Paul Clements Writing.com

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