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The Old Pagan’s Grave in South West Wicklow

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Full title: Prehistoric Burial at Rath, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Ellen Prendergast and F. P. Lisowski

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 13pp

Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 89 (1), pp. 17-29

When Published: 1959

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: While working on a newly-opened sandpit, two local men came upon some large stone slabs about 3 feet below the surface. A pottery vessel was found within the confines of the slabs. Local tradition held that the ‘Old Pagan’s Grave’ was located in the vicinity. The incident was reported to the National Museum and the author of this article visited the site and carried out an archaeological investigation. This article is a detailed account of the structure of the monument and the finds associated with it. An appendix to the article by Lisowski is a scientific report on the cremated bone remains located at the site.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: Includes a plan of the site and illustrations of pottery vessels.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

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Rather Good Guide to Rathgall

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Full title: Rathgall, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Text by Katharina Becker

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 6p

When Published: December 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Archaeology Ireland / Media House, South County Business Park, Dublin 18.

About: This is a glossy A4 brochure which folds out to the equivalent of six A4-size pages. It is Number 51 in the Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide Series. It is a beautifully presented summation of what is known about the hillfort of Rathgall in South West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None. The ID number 0790-892X printed on the brochure relates to the journal ‘Archaeology Ireland’.

Contents: Introduction – Visible features – The excavation – Rathgall through time – The hillfort ramparts – The area within rampart 1 – The eastern area of industrial activity – The eastern Bronze Age burial complex – Iron Age, medieval and post-medieval activity – Further reading.

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs, plus plans, plus maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Read this publication online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to the publication.

Tithes Payable by Liscolman Folk from 1830

Full title: Townlands in Liscolman (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: Genealogical Society of Utah in partnership with The National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in January 2014.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in an attempt to determine how much the holders of agricultural land over 1 acre should pay in taxes or tithes to the established Church of Ireland. These books list the name of the head of each relevant household outside of urban areas. A Tithe Applotment book was compiled for each Church of Ireland parish. Some of the transcribed names of people and places are not 100% accurate, but the original entries may be viewed for clarification.

Contents: Knockeen — Liscolman — Knockloe — Rath

Extra #1: Browse the Tithe Applotment Book(s) for Liscolman Parish

Hat-Tip: To the Genealogical Society of Utah and The National Archives of Ireland who have arranged for the digitisation of these records and their free accessibility online.

Famous Far and Wide

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Full title: Rathgall, County Wicklow: Dún Galion and the “Dunum” of Ptolemy

Creator / Author: Goddard H. Orpen

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 17p

Journal Information: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 32, (1914 – 1916), pp. 41-57

When Published: 1913

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / Dawson Street, Dublin

About: An article that tries to place Rathgall Hillfort in the context of Irish prehistory as  described in various ancient tracts. It also attempts to match the site to that identified as Dunum by Ptolemy the Greek  in the second  century A.D.

Extra #1: includes plan of the site.

Extra #2: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Visitor’s Guide to Historic Sites

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Full title: A Guide to the Archaeology of County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Eoin Grogan and Tom Hillery

Item Type / Page count: Book / 59p

When Published: 1993

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Tourism / County Buildings, Wicklow.

About: Wicklow has a wealth of archaeological sites and ancient monuments. This A4 size publication aims to interest the tourist in this aspect of our heritage. Many West Wicklow sites are included in this excellent and profusely illustrated introduction to the archaeology of Wicklow.

ID number(s): 0951975404

Chapters: The Neolithic: Passage tombs — Late Neolithic burial sites — Wedge tombs — The Early Bronze Age: Ceremonial circles — The Iron Age: hillforts — The Early Medieval Period: Ringforts — Glendalough — Bullauns, graveslabs and ogham stones — Early and later medieval churches — Viking and medieval towns — The Later Medieval Period: Monastic sites — Mottes, moated sites and castles — Anglo-Norman fortifications — Tower houses — Castles — Places of special interest — Archaeological trails — Suggested reading — Glossary — List of sites by townland — List of figures.

Extra #1: Contains plans of all the major sites, drawn by Sarah Cross

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Fort of the Foreigners?

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Full title: Stone Fort at Rathgall

Creator / Author: Alice Tracey

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 2p

Journal Information: Carloviana: Journal of the Old Carlow Society, Vol. 1, Number 16, pp. 29-30

When Published: 1967

Publisher / Place of Publication: Old Carlow Society / Carlow, Co. Carlow

About: A short article on Rathgall Hillfort, which overlooks Rathwood. This substantial site runs to nearly 18 acres and is one of several hillforts in the West Wicklow area.

ID number(s): 0790-0813

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Visit the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society website.

Extra #4: Browse to the issue of Carloviana containing this article via the CHAS archives webpage

Hat-Tip: To the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society who have arranged for the digitisation of back issues of Carloviana Journal and their free accessibility online.

 

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