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Fifth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2008: a year in the life of Baltinglass, Bigstone, Grangecon and Stratford.

Creator / Author: Compiled by the Communications Sub-Group of St. Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Council, Editorial Board: Paula Burke, Margaret Brennan, Bernie Doogue…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 68pp

When Published: 2008

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

About: This is the fifth issue of an annual publication. Within its A4-sized format, it chronicles activities in the parish during the 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 – Foreword / Mary Hanlon – Thanks to One and All / Fr. Pádraig Shelley – Baltinglass Youth Club – ‘Young at Heart’ in Baltinglass Hospital – Baltinglass Golf Club wins Brennan Cup – Baltinglass Ladies G.A.A. Club 2008 – Rugby in Baltinglass Over the Years / Tommy Doyle – Rugby in Scoil Chonglais / Ciaran Keegan – Murray’s Shop – Report on Allen Cup Winning Team Dec. 2007 – A Visit From Uganda / Fr. John Tumuhairwe – The Curtis Cup / Mai Quaid — Grangecon Boxing Club – From the New Priest / Fr. Sean Maher — St. Joseph’s Parish – Present and Future — Report on U14 Football Final 27/9/08 in Arklow – Baltinglass Win School Title – National Community Games Finals 2008 – Organic Gardening / Jim O’Toole — Scoil Chonglais Review of the Year – Parish Pilgrimage to Rome / Ina O’Keeffe — Tearmann Community Garden Baltinglass — Baltinglass & District Active Retirement Association – Autumn Memories / Sister Josepha O’Donnell — Baptisms in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 — Baltinglass & District Country Markets Ltd. – Photo Gallery – Grangecon National School 1947 [photograph] – Baltinglass Gets Fairtrade Status — Baltinglass Golf Club 1928-2008 / Mai Quaid – Baltinglass Parish Folk Group – 30th Anniversary of the Church of St. Oliver Plunkett / Grange Con Liturgy Group – Baltinglass / Rathvilly Macra na Feirme Reunion / P.J. Hanlon & John Kehoe & David Leigh — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 – Elizabeth Nolan – Mary Cronin (nee Doheny), Teacher Bigstone National School: an appreciation — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish 2008 [Photographs] – There & Back Again / Mary Powell – Kilranelagh Graveyard / F.P. Hunt – Full Speed Ahead – Richard Crosbie – The Einstein Puzzle — Stratford/Grangecon GAA – Deaths in the Parish from 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 – Article from the Past: Stratford-on-Slaney Tidy Towns Success 1979 – Stratford-on-Slaney / Tony Graham – Old Adds[sic] 1937-1948 – World Youth Day / Fr. Pat Hughes — Baltinglass Community Park / Lisa J. MacGabhann & Roisin Byrne – Past and Present [poem] / Kathleen Fleming – The Old Football Field (Paul Kehoe’s Field) / F.P. Hunt – A Christmas Memory / Mary Ryder – Baltinglass GAA Club — Holy Communion / Confirmation Classes 2008 [photographs] – Childrens Section – Michael Dowling / Michael Dowling.

Extra #1: Contains four full pages of photographs, not counting pictures included in individual articles.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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The Baltinglass Balloonatic

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Full title: ‘A most ingenious mechanic’ : IRELAND’S FIRST AIRMAN

Creator / Author: Bryan MacMahon

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 22-24

When Published: November / December 2010

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

About: An article outlining the career of Richard Crosbie, Ireland’s very first balloonist. The author of this article had just recently published the definitive book on Richard Crosbie.

ID number(s): 0791-8224

WW Connection #1: Richard Crosbie was born in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes illustrations and photographs.

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.

Up Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon

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Full title: Ascend or die : Richard Crosbie: pioneer of balloon flight

Creator / Author: Bryan MacMahon

Item Type / Page count: Book / 254p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press Ireland / 119 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

About: The story of Richard Crosbie, the first Irish aeronaut. He was a larger-than-life character with more than a bit of the showman in him. The book describes the ups and downs (pardon the pun) of his career culminating in a theatrical life in America which ended in 1824.

ID number(s): 9781845889852

Chapters: Foreword — Childhood and college years — Peg Plunket’s revenge — The first aerial adventurers – Plans and delays — The first manned flight in Ireland — The student hero of Royal Barracks – From Leinster Lawn into the Irish Sea — Soaring over the Shannon: Crosbie’s final flight – The rivals – Richard Crosbie in America — The conquest of the Irish Sea — Envoi — Appendix 1: Crosbie family history — Appendix 2: Timeline — Sources — Acknowledgements — Bibliography –Index.

WW Connection #1: Richard Crosbie was born in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes several contemporary illustrations and additional photographs.

Extra #2: includes Crosbie Family History.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #5: Check out the 2013 Baltinglass Balloon Festival held in honour of Richard Crosbie

Levitating over Limerick

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Full title: Richard Crosbie’s Aerial Voyage from Limerick, 1786

Creator / Author: Larry Walsh

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Old Limerick Journal, Number 31, Winter 1994, pp. 4-10

When Published: 1994

Publisher / Place of Publication: Old Limerick Society / Limerick

About: An article on the first  balloon flight in Limerick made by Richard Crosbie. It uses contemporary accounts from the Limerick Chronicle to describe the preparations leading up to the ascent and the progress thereafter.

WW Connection #1: Richard Crosbie was born in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes several illustrations

Extra #2: Read this article online courtesy of Limerick City Libraries Local Studies website.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

 

Second Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 2, 1985-1986

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 88p

When Published: 1985 /6

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

About: The second publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Blessington to Tinahely with contributions from natives of the area and other historians.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society 1985 Officers — Honorary Life Members of WWHS — Ireland’s First Aviator – a Baltinglass man? — Editorial / Maria Brosnan — Main st. (South side) Baltinglass 1894 (compiled from Land Valuation Office Revision Books and Slater’s Directory of Ireland 1894) / Paul Gorry — The Society’s Report / Maeve Baker — He lived in the Slaney / Jerome Keogh — Kilcommon Church of Ireland School, Tinahely / H. B. Weir — A Cemetary Cairn at Carrig, Blessington, Co. Wicklow / Theo Clarke — Michael Dwyer in Captivity / Con Costello — ‘Kilranelagh’, a poem / James J. Doyle (1869-1916) — The Valentine Family -Part 2: The Valentines of Donard / Paul Gorry & Anthony E. S. Valentine — Some West Wicklow Memorial Inscriptions / Brian Cantwell — Merginstown School, Dunlavin / Maura Kelly — Wicklow Biographies: No.5: Mór Ó Toole / Danny Boland — Wicklow Biographies No.6: Albina Ó Molloy / Cora Crampton — Wicklow Biographies: No.7: Thomas Eustace, 1st Viscount Baltinglass / Cora Crampton — Fishing for Pearl in the King’s River / Maria Brosnan — The Greenes and Kilranelagh House / Paul Gorry — The Railway Children (the Cott Family) / Liam Kenny — Aspects of the Land War at Local Level, Phase One: 1879-1882 / Joseph Rattigan — Local Agricultural Methods c.1803 / Paul Baker — The Homes of Imaal, a poem / Jerome Keogh — Graney / Dorothy Leonard — Index to the Coolattin Estate Records, 1847-56, Part 2 / Paul Gorry — Thirty Five Years in West Wicklow (“Going to the Country”) / Rhoda Byrne — Appreciations: John Ó Donovan, Jimmy Nolan of The Wood, Joseph Morrin — Book Reviews / Joseph Rattigan and Paul Gorry — List of Members.

Extra #1: Contains black & white photographs and cover illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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