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The Battlefields Around Dunlavin

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Full title: Ancient Anarchy and Medieval Mayhem – Around Dunlavin?

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 22p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XIX (Part III), pp. 384-405

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About: In this substantial article Chris Lawlor explains why Dunlavin and its hinterland was of strategic importance at various times in Irish history. This has led to several battles and armed conflicts taking place in the area through the centuries. In addition, the author seeks to explain the derivation of the placename ‘Dunlavin’.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

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What’s in a Name? – Dunlavin

 

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Full title: The Origin of the Place-Name ‘Dunlavin’, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7pp

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

Parent Publication [book]: Gaelic Ireland (c. 600 –c. 1700): politics, culture, landscapes: studies for the ‘Irish Chiefs’ Prize / edited by Katharine Simms / pp 123-129

About: In this essay, local historian Chris Lawlor, sets about unravelling the different spellings and meanings of the placename that is now commonly known as Dunlavin. Sources from Irish mythology to later history are given as examples of equally plausible origins. This essay was a runner-up in the Irish Chiefs Essay Competition.

ID number(s): 9781905569793 / 9781905569847

Extra #1: Includes photograph and map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: View the entry for ‘Dunlavin’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Good Neighbours Guide

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Full title: Guide to Co. Kildare and West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Con Costello, illustrations by Maeve Costello, maps by Seán Byrne.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 144p

When Published: 1991

Publisher / Place of Publication: Leinster Leader Ltd. / Naas, Co. Kildare

About: The bulk of this publication consists of an A-Z of places in Kildare and West Wicklow with an explanation of each placename  and, where warranted, further details of its history and interesting features. It is a nice introduction to the area for tourists and newcomers and even natives will find much of interest.

ID number(s): 0950175854

Chapters: Acknowledgements — Introduction — Maps — Gazetteer – What to do in Kildare and West Wicklow — Useful Telephone Numbers — Glossary — Chronology — Some publications of Kildare interest.

Extra #1: includes several black & white illustrations of local landmarks.

Extra #2: includes maps of the areas covered.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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