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Dwyer and Derrynamuck

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Full title: Michael Dwyer [and] Battle of Doire Na Muc

Creator / Author: Elaine Hoxey and Caoimhín de Líon

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / [16p]

When Published: 1988

Publisher / Place of Publication: [Unknown] / Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow [?]

About: This booklet mainly consists of a reprint of a chapter on Michael Dwyer which was published in the book: ‘The Croghan Valley’ in the late 1960’s. Included within the main piece is a short account of the battle of Doire na Muc (Derrynamuck) when Dwyer made his escape from the Crown Forces. It is likely that this booklet was sold as a souvenir to visitors to the Dwyer McAllister Cottage in Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Preface / Graeme Cooke — Michael Dwyer (from ‘The Croghan Valley’ by Caoimhín de Líon, by kind permission of Kamac Publications) — Doire na Muc – Michael Dwyer escapes capture at Doire na Muc [artist’s impression].

Extra #1: Includes 2 maps and some other illustrations.


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.

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