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Full title: The Little Book of Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 142pp

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2

About: This recently launched book is a miscellany of short pieces on aspects of Wicklow’s history, personalities, social life and culture. It is a gentle introduction to the youngest county in Ireland and can be dipped in and out of at will.

ID number(s): 9781845888565

Contents: Introduction — Monastic Wicklow — Wicklow’s Great Houses — Wicklow Rebels — Crime and Punishment: Tales from Wicklow’s Dark Side — Wicked Wicklow Women — Poor Parnell: Wicklow’s Wronged Leader? — Trial and Retribution: The Only Black and Tan Executed in Ireland — The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921: The Wicklow Connection — Wicklow on the Silver Screen — Wicklow’s Historic Towns.

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

Extra #1: Includes several illustrations.

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 Publisher’s website.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s blog.

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More on the Murders at Borklemore

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© J. W. H. Carter

Full title: “Oh, the villain that did it!”

Creator / Author: J. W. H. Carter

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 13p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Co. Laois

Parent Publication [book]: Murder in the Midlands, 1862-1915 / by J. W. H. Carter / 497pp

About: Taken from a book of 59 true crime stories, this account (pp134-146) features in the section entitled ‘Land Greed’ . It tells of the double murder of two women at Borklemore in 1893, for which a 74-year old farmer, John Conran, was convicted. He was sentenced to be hanged, but this was commuted to life imprisonment.

ID number(s): 0955192900 / 9780955192906

WW Connection #1: This incident occurred at Borklemore in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Murder of Marilyn

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Full title: The Tunnels: the shocking murder of Marilyn Rynne

Creator / Author: Stephen Rae

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 16p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Blackwater Press / c/o Folens Publishers, Unit 8, Broomhill Business Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Parent Publication [book]: Killers: murders in Ireland / by Stephen Rae / 178pp

About: An account of the investigation into the murder of Marilyn Rynn in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin during Christmas Week, 1996. David Lawler was subsequently convicted of this crime in which DNA evidence played a substantial role.

ID number(s): 0861218744 / 9780861218745

WW Connection #1: The perpetrator of this crime was born and raised in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: A new and revised edition of this book was published in 2002 under the title ‘ Guilty: violent crimes in Ireland”.

Death on the Double at Borklemore

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Full title: ‘Put the saddle on the right horse’: Borklemore, West Wicklow, 1893

Creator / Author: Seán O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 19p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mercier Press / Douglas Village, Cork

Parent Publication [book]: Hanging Crimes: when Ireland used the gallows / edited by Frank Sweeney / 284pp

About: An account of the double murder of two women at Borklemore in 1893, for which a 74-year old farmer, John Conran, was convicted, amid some controversy.

ID number(s): 1856354628 / 9781856354622

WW Connection #1: This incident occurred at Borklemore in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: The author of this chapter is a former principal of Valleymount National School.

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