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Eighth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 8, 2015

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors, joint editors Chris Lawlor, Donal McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 148p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: West Wicklow Historical Society / Baltinglass (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: This eighth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history is the biggest issue yet. The articles span the centuries from c.1000 BC to modern times and feature locations from Hollywood to New South Wales. The most extensive article in this issue is by James O’Driscoll and concerns itself with the hillforts of the Baltinglass area and the techniques used in their construction.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: A word from the Chairman / Noel Lyons — Ramblings of the Secretary / Donal McDonnell — Editor’s Preface / Chris Lawlor — Tubber and the Castle Leslie connection: an overview of Tubber House and Demesne c. 1764-1824 / Emma Lyons – Hillfort construction at Baltinglass: building Ireland’s hillfort capital / James O’Driscoll — From crime to wine: The Claytons of New South Wales / Margaret Smith — Robert Pipho and the Baltinglass Rebellion / Brendan Corrigan — ‘Yes, this is Wicklow’: recovering George Francis Savage-Armstrong as a poet of Wicklow / Rosemary Raughter – Not so doddery: the Dunlavin solicitor, Mr. Dodd / Declan O’Connor — A Black and Tan executed / D.J. Kelly — A famous row between two publicans in 1886 / John Glennon — Rathdangan and Killamoate: my native area / Peadar C. Ó Cuilinn — In the shadow of Joseph Holt / Henry Austin — Death on a country road / James Scannell — Poor men and poor women / Joe McArdle – Two August 1911 cycling mishaps / James Scannell — The Dunlavin massacre: two ballads of 1798 / Chris Lawlor.

Extra #1: Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and drawings.

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Tune in to a Tinahely Poet

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Full title: Tuning In [Poems]

Creator / Author: Paddy O’Byrne

Item Type / Page count: Book / [unpaged]

When Published: [December 2014]

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / [Rathangan, Co. Kildare].

About: A collection of short poems, the subject matter of which is rooted in the rural Ireland of the 1960’s but which still resonates in the issues confronting modern Irish society. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. The specialist palliative care service for Kildare and West Wicklow is based in St Brigid’s Hospice.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Introduction — Biography — [The Poems] — Crashing Out  — Autumn — Hands of Clay — Ploughshares — Sixth Class (1972) — Spitting Tealeaves — The High Nelly — The Six O’Clock Bell — Blasket Island — Dammed If I Do, Dammed If I Don’t — Fly Fishing — Melt Down — Rolling Stones — Spring Garden — The Chicken Catcher — Tuning In — No Answer — Notions — Sixpence — Spiderman — Summer Rain — The Buttermilk Plant — Doggerel — Fish Fingers — Just Pickin — Mary Moran — Sea Legs — Seamus Heaney — Croagh Patrick — An Act of Contrition — Count Me Out — Padre Pio! Can I Ask You This. Did You Ever……..Smoke — Shelf Life — Unsaid.

WW Connection #1: The author is originally from Tinahely in south west Wicklow and now lives in Rathangan, Co. Kildare. He has acted as facilitator for several Creative Writing projects in the Kildare area.

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Extra #3: Link to The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services website: http://www.friendsofstbrigidshospice.ie/

Poems of a Dancer

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Full title: The Cycle and Other Poems

Creator / Author: Ninette de Valois

Item Type / Page count: Book / 51p

When Published: 1985

Publisher / Place of Publication: Sadler’s Wells Trust / London.

About: A collection of poems, dedicated to Princess Margaret, the proceeds of which were donated to the Sadler’s Wells Development Appeal for furthering the aims of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet School in London.

ID number(s): None

Contents: [I] The beach of shells ( a memory of childhood) — The Buddha (in a museum garden) — The contented ghost — “He covets the earth”  — First love — Nocturne — November 11th — Song of the rush hour (underground) — The waters of Lethe (a myth) — [II] The crocus — The cycle — Dead cherry tree in a London garden — Frost — Harbour swans — Hidden copper beech in summer — The hills of Arran — The morning is not yet awake — Plea to autumn — River scene at twilight — The thaw — The tree (earth’s pipeline) — The wave — Winter river — [III] “I love pubs” (monologue overheard) — Background music in a saloon bar — One’s company — “Time please” — [IV] Age — Candles — Castle ruins on a hilltop — Theatre in the round — Concorde — Continuity — Courage — Graveyard on a hilltop (seen from a train) — Migraine — The Thames — Poppies — Poplars — Said the child…

WW Connection #1: Ninette de Valois (née Edris Stannus) was born at Baltyboys, Blessington, Co.Wicklow in 1898. The family moved to England in 1905 and she became the founder of what was to become the Royal Ballet.

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