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Eleventh Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2014: a year in the life of Baltinglass, Bigstone, Grangecon and Stratford.

Creator / Author: Compiled by the Communications Sub-Group of St. Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Council, Editorial Board: Mary Hanlon, Sr. Eileen Deegan, Renee Wall…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 98pp

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph’s Parish Baltinglass / Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

About: This is the eleventh issue of an annual publication. Within its A4-sized format, it chronicles activities in the parish during the year, publishes short articles of general or historical interest and includes photographs past and present. Contemporary advertisements help to provide a snapshot of local economic activity.

ID number(s): None

Contents: A Word from the Parish Priest / Tommy Dillon – From the Editor / Mary Hanlon – Baltinglass Ladies GFC – Let’s Walk: Centra Baltinglass welcomes Rob Heffernan — Focus on Baltinglass Credit Union – Grangecon National School – A Harvest Festival to Remember – Gathering to Celebrate / Rosemary Shortall – Anything is Possible [poem] / Anon – Jennifer Retires after 41½ years Nursing Career – St Francis of Assisi Day, Stratford / Marie Halstead –What’s Goin’ on in Grangecon? / Kenneth Flood – Kids Aloud Celebrates 10 Years – Get Vocal Choral Group / Mary Hickson – Benemerenti Medal – Nancy Hughes, Kay Halstead, May Markham, Sr. Brigid – The Year 1990: a year never to be forgotten by all associated with Baltinglasss GAA club / Jim Sheerin – Kareem brings gold to Balto – My Daily Creed [poem] / Anon – New History Board for Baltinglass / Paul Gorry – Global Brigades / Laura Horgan – A Baltinglass Lad who Fell in the Great War / Pat McGrath — Baptisms in Baltinglass Parish from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 — Stratford / Grangecon G.A.A. – Niall Murphy — Weddings 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 [and Photo Gallery] – Remembering the Early Years – Going Home after 60 Years / Pauline Murray – 60 Happy Years of Priesthood / Fr. Des Byrne — [Photo Galleries] – Maisie and Patricia’s Naíonra, Chapel Hill [Photo Gallery] – Golden Wedding Anniversary – Baltinglass Men’s Shed is Formed — Tearmann Community Garden – A Baltinglass Institution Gets a Facelift / William Quinn – Patricia Doody Retires / Tom Hannafin – Active Retired in Baltinglass / Mary Vernon – Community Shop / Margaret Milliken – A Rose-tastic Life: the journey of the 2014 Wicklow Rose / Gillian Burke – Emergency Services / Mary Ryder – Lalor Centre/KARE / Pauline Balfe – Baltinglass GAA – Anne Lennon / Noeline Finnegan – Parish Life: a hopeful view for the future / Fintan Doyle – Rectory Repairs / Reverend Margaret Sykes – Marina’s Mirror Award – RÁS visits Baltinglass – Mountain Brothers [poem] / Kieran Alcock – Summer in the Alps [poem] / Kieran Alcock – Tour du Mont Blanc / Declan Alcock — College in the War Years – Part 4 / Frank Hunt – Baltinglass Hospital – Baltinglass & District Forum – Bigstone Tractor Run for Leukaemia – West Wicklow Choral Society – Art Competition – Bigstone N.S. – Greetings — Deaths in Baltinglass Parish 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 – Communions and Confirmations [Photo Gallery].

Extra #1: Contains eight full pages of photographs, not counting pictures included in individual articles.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Explaining Their Mission

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Full title: Society of St. Patrick for Foreign Missions

Creator / Author: [The Society]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 36p

When Published: c1930

Publisher / Place of Publication: Society of St. Patrick for Foreign Missions / House of Our Lady of Africa, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

About: St. Patrick’s Missionary Society was founded in the late 1920’s. This booklet from around 1930 introduces the Society and provides examples of missionary work. St. Patrick’s continues to operate from its base in High Park, Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Archbishop Hinsley on the new Society — Letter from Bishop Cullen, Kildare — Why the Missionary Society of St. Patrick was Founded — Nature and aim of our new Society / Father Whitney — Leaves from a Missionary’s diary — At the central Mission Station of Eke: the late Father Tom Mulvany.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Link to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society website

Selling the Good News Worldwide!

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Full title: God’s entrepreneurs: how Irish missionaries tried to change the world

Creator / Author: Joe Humphreys, with additional reporting by Ruadhán MacCormaic, Sarah MacDonald and Brian O’Connell

Item Type / Page count: Book / 237p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: New Island / 2 Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.

About: This book examines what is called the Irish Missionary Movement. With a starting point of around 1916, it looks at the place of Irish Catholic Missions throughout the world and also highlights the individual contributions and motivations of specific missionaries. It is a reminder of the huge impact that Irish missionaries, both male and female, have had on the international stage.

ID number(s): 9781848400764

Chapters: Acknowledgements – Preface – Introduction – The Other Rising – New Leaders – The Recruitment Drive – From Sacramental to Social Work – Rebels and Revolutionaries – Missionaries Today-Where do They Belong? – Evaluating the Work, Assessing the Legacy – Ideology-the Missionary Position — Conclusion: the Future — Bibliography — Notes — Index.

WW Connection #1: The book contains several references to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers) and to specific Kiltegan missionaries.

Extra #1: includes 8 pages of photographs.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

On a Mission To Africa

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Full title: Maynooth Mission to Africa: the story of St. Patrick’s, Kiltegan

Creator / Author: Thomas Kiggins

Item Type / Page count: Book / 297p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill & Macmillan Ltd. / Goldenbridge, Dublin 8.

About: This books gives an account of the history of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society which was founded in the late 1920’s. It covers the period from its founding until 1990. St. Patrick’s continues to operate from its base in High Park, Kiltegan in West Wicklow. The author is a member of the Society and provides a ‘warts and all’ description of the Society’s activities.

ID number(s): 071711824X

Chapters: Preface — Maps — Irish Diocesan Priests Volunteer for Nigeria — The Holy Rosary Sisters — St. Patrick’s Missionary Society is Founded — The Society is Established in Kiltegan and Calabar — Growth in the Midst of Difficulties — Shortcomings of the Founders — New Superiors and New Problems — The War Years — Post-war Initiatives — The Society Spreads to Eastern Africa — Postscript 1957–1990 — Sources and Notes – Appendix – Select Bibliography – Index.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes sixteen pages of black & white photographs and four pages of maps.

Extra #4: Link to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society website

How the Kiltegan Fathers are Safeguarding Children

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Full title: Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society

Creator / Author: The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI)

Item Type / Page count: Book (report) / eBook / 31p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Office for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland / New House, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

About: This report contains the findings of the Review of Safeguarding Practice in Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society (SPMS) undertaken by the NBSCCCI in line with the request made to it by the Sponsoring Bodies.  It is an assessment of local policy and practice against the Church’s seven standards, followed by recommendations for improvements to practice as appropriate.It is based upon the case material made available by the Society, along with interviews with selected key personnel who contribute to safeguarding within SPMS.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Background — Standard 1  A written policy on keeping children safe — Standard 2 Management of allegations — Standard 3 Preventing Harm to Children — Standard 4 Training and Education — Standard 5 Communicating the Church’s  Safeguarding Message — Standard 6 Access to Advice and Support — Standard 7  Implementing and Monitoring Standards — Recommendations — Terms of Reference.

Extra #1: Browse to this report (pdf file) via Safeguarding.ie website.

Gathering at the Fair

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Full title: Hollywood Fair: 14th-18th August 2013

Creator / Author: Hollywood Fair Committee

Item Type / Page count: Book / 128p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Hollywood Fair Committee / Hollywood Co. Wicklow.

About: The Hollywood Fair of 2013 used ’The Gathering Ireland 2013′ nationwide event as its focus. This book was published as a programme and souvenir of the event and features several articles by and about Hollywood people who now live away and even further away from the locality. Everywhere you go, you take your local history with you, everywhere you go……

ID number(s): None

Chapters: The Hollywood Fair 2013 – the Year of The Gathering — Timetable of events — Mathew Guirke (1826-1901) – Hollywood to Los Angeles / Brendan Corrigan – Tony Hannon: a Hollywood star / Johnny Glennon — Paddy Clarke: a Hollywood man in New York / Paddy Clarke — Growing up on the corner / Vincent Deering — Brigid Glennon: a Hollywood woman in Brussels / Brigid Glennon — Mary Watkins (née Kelly): a Hollywood woman in London / Mary Watkins — It’s a long, long way from Clare to here / Fr. John Dunphy — Larry and Trish Roddy  / Eoin Roddy — Mrs. Kathleen Healy (née Nugent), Slievecorragh / Johnny Glennon — Hollywood ‘Pride of Place’ / CJ Darby, Ann Cullen, Richard Burke and Ann Halpin — Mrs. Teresa Byrne (née Smith), Humphreystown / Johnny Glennon — Hollywood Football Team 1936 [photograph & captions] — Pat O’Neill and Mary Ryall wedding party, 13th June 1973.

Extra #1: Contains many photographs as well as several advertisements from local businesses and sponsors.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check out the Hollywood Fair website.

A Second Valleymount Compendium

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Full title: Valleymount – Facets of our Local History Part Two

Creator / Author: Fr. Richard Cantwell (editor) & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Magazine (Complete issue) / 38p

When Published: Christmas 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: Parish of Valleymount / Valleymount, Co. Wicklow.

About: This is the second of four collections of local history material which was first published separately in various issues of the Valleymount Parish News.  It covers areas such as Lacken, Baltyboys, Blessington, Poulaphuca and Valleymount. The major article in this collection is on the history of Valleymount G.A.A. club. It is a photocopied rather than printed publication and the quality of reproduction reflects this.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Cover drawing: The Church — Photograph of C. S. Parnell and T. M. O’Reilly —  Valleymount Church Restoration / Fr. Richard Cantwell  — St. Kevin’s Window / Fr. Richard Cantwell  – St. Joseph’s Valleymount, Re-opened / A Special Correspondent — Bishop Boden’s Well — Parish Registers of Births, Marriages and Confirmations  / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Ireland’s ‘Forgotten’ Valley / Barbara Page – To the memory of Father Rowan [poem] / Anon — Lough Cleevaun [poem] / T. M. O’Reilly – Granabeg [poem] / T. M. O’Reilly — …”When yez lave me in Baltyboys” / Matty Lennon – Sister Kevin Osborne / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Fr. Seamus McGeehan [obituary] / Mgr. Owen Sweeney — The Lord Mayor / Mattie Lennon — Diamond Jubilee of Father Dufficy / Fr. Richard Cantwell — The Dublin Blessington Steam Tram / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Valleymount GAA Club / Sean O’Sullivan – Items from ‘Leinster Leader’ – A Peek at our History / Fr. Richard Cantwell.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations and reproduction photographs throughout the text.

Extra #2: Link to the full text of this magazine via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.

Extra #3: Hat tip to John Hussey who maintains the Blessington.jimdo.com website for posting the text of this magazine online

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