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First Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Baltinglass Review: stories from Baltinglass, Bigstone, Grangecon, Stratford.

Creator / Author: Compiled by the Communications Sub Group of the Parish Pastoral Council, photography by Nigel Gillis Photography

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 46pp

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph’s Parish Baltinglass / Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

About: This is the very first issue of what has become an annual publication. Within its A4-sized format, it chronicles activities in the parish during the previous year, publishes short articles of general or historical interest and includes photographs past and present. Contemporary advertisements help to provide a snapshot of local economic activity.

ID number(s): None

Contents: A Word from the Parish Priest / Tommy Dillon – Chairperson of the Communications Group / Assumpta O’Neill – Lourdes / Sr. Brigid – Our Journey to the National Finals of the Credit Union Schools Quiz 2004 – An Adventure in Guatemala / Marina Doyle – Baltinglass Town Soccer Club – Baltinglass Foróige Club – A Word of Greeting from the President of Macra na Feirme / Thomas Honner — Baltinglass Lions Club / Eddie Hillan – Caring for Baltinglass Cross / Pat Fleming – Photo Gallery [1] – Seeing Self-Help on the Ground in Africa / Monica Gorman – Rathbran Cemetery: an Historical Place of Interest / Kay Halstead – A World Champion for Baltinglass and Bigstone / Kieran Burke – By Candlelight [poem] / Mary Ryder – First Holy Communion 2004: a mother’s perspective / Nellie Barrett – A Child’s Perspective / Jennifer Barrett – The Activities of Baltinglass Hospital / Josie Dooley – Building a Rainbow / Janet Gorman – Active Retirement Association / Margaret O’Donnell – Liam Lawton in Concert / Mary Hendrick – Baltinglass Golf Club / Danny Losty – Climbing Ben Nevis: and coming back down again / Monica Gorman – Indoor Bowls: Balto’s Best Performing Team of ’04 / Edward Lawrence – Sam McAllister: our oldest resident / Paul Gorry – Baltinglass Town Park / Lisa MacGabhann – Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre / Annette Mangan – Proposed Parish Centre: a plan for tomorrow / Jim Kearney – The Show Must Go On / Pauline Hayes – A New Home in Baltinglass / Michael Staunton – Looking Back / Frank Hunt – Memory Lane [photographs] – Making History for Parents – Grangecon Boxing Club: fighting for forty years / Declan O’Kane – Liam Completes Route 66 / Liam Hanlon – The Wind of Change / Jim Fanning – Local Whizz Kid Flies Balto Flag / Jimmy Burke – Retirement / Joey Fagan – Photo Gallery [2] – Baltinglass G.A.A. Club / Martin Coleman – Photo Gallery [3] – Puzzles – Golden Jubilee of Fr. Des – Baltinglass Cultural Weekend / Vinny Gethings.

Extra #1: Contains at least seven pages of photographs, not counting pictures included in individual articles.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Celebration of a Cemetery

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Full title: Rathbran Cemetery – Reilig an Bhrain Dubh: Jubilee Pilgrimage Celebration, Sunday 25th June, 2000

Creator / Author: [Compiled by Paddy McDonald]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 13pp

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Jubilee Pilgrimage Committee?] / [Stratford-on-Slaney?].

About: As part of a special Millennium Project the community of Stratford-on-Slaney embarked on a major tidy-up and restoration of the ancient burial-ground of Rathbran. This photocopier-produced booklet was produced to accompany a pilgrimage celebration held to mark the completion of the project. It provides a short history of Rathbran townland and lists the names of people who were buried in the cemetery between 1921-1999.

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Contents: Rathbran Cemetery – A list taken from Parish Registers of people buried in Rathbran cemetery.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: View the entry for ‘Rathbran’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Extra #3: For information, an account of the pilgrimage celebration was published in the Carlow Nationalist newspaper on 14th July, 2000.

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