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History’s Biggest Mysteries (as Gaeilge)

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© AN GÚM

Full title: Mistéiri Móra

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Book / 79pp

When Published: 1990 (reprinted in 1993)

Publisher / Place of Publication: AN GÚM / 44 O’Connell Upper, Dublin 1.

About: A children’s book written in the Irish language. It gives brief accounts (2-3 pages) of some of the biggest mysteries and wonders throughout history. The topics include Tutankhamun’s Curse, the Marie Celeste, Jack the Ripper, UFOs as well as subjects from Irish history and mythology. A book that will excite the imagination of young readers, it is aimed at learners of the Irish Language and includes translations of the more difficult words.

ID number(s): 1857910753

Chapters: Mallacht Thútancamóin – Í Bhreasai – Atlantas?  – El Dorado – Long Mhaol – An Chosmhuintir! – Cérbh é Jack the Ripper? – Cás Bhríd Ní Mhurchú – Comhtharlú nó …? — An Marie Celeste — I gcoim na hoíche – Triantán an Diabhail – Fear na gCrúb? – A Shagairt, a Rún! – An Bhean Chaointe – Cathlán chun Siúil – Sloc an Airgid – Seomraí Siúil – Ollphéisteanna Móra Gránna – Cuairteoirí Chugainn?

WW Connection #1: The author is a resident of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Each chapter includes a colour illustration by Peter Haigh.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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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/

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