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Eleventh Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2014: 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: Mary Hanlon, Sr. Eileen Deegan, Renee Wall…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 98pp

When Published: 2014

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

About: This is the eleventh 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 – From the Editor / Mary Hanlon – Baltinglass Ladies GFC – Let’s Walk: Centra Baltinglass welcomes Rob Heffernan — Focus on Baltinglass Credit Union – Grangecon National School – A Harvest Festival to Remember – Gathering to Celebrate / Rosemary Shortall – Anything is Possible [poem] / Anon – Jennifer Retires after 41½ years Nursing Career – St Francis of Assisi Day, Stratford / Marie Halstead –What’s Goin’ on in Grangecon? / Kenneth Flood – Kids Aloud Celebrates 10 Years – Get Vocal Choral Group / Mary Hickson – Benemerenti Medal – Nancy Hughes, Kay Halstead, May Markham, Sr. Brigid – The Year 1990: a year never to be forgotten by all associated with Baltinglasss GAA club / Jim Sheerin – Kareem brings gold to Balto – My Daily Creed [Anon] – New History Board for Baltinglass / Paul Gorry – Global Brigades / Laura Horgan – A Baltinglass Lad who Fell in the Great War / Pat McGrath — Baptisms in Baltinglass Parish from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 — Stratford / Grangecon G.A.A. – Niall Murphy — Weddings 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 [and Photo Gallery] – Remembering the Early Years – Going Home after 60 Years / Pauline Murray – 60 Happy Years of Priesthood / Fr. Des Byrne — [Photo Galleries] – Maisie and Patricia’s Naíonra, Chapel Hill [Photo Gallery] – Golden Wedding Anniversary – Baltinglass Men’s Shed is Formed — Tearmann Community Garden – A Baltinglass Institution Gets a Facelift / William Quinn – Patricia Doody Retires / Tom Hannafin – Active Retired in Baltinglass / Mary Vernon – Community Shop / Margaret Milliken – A Rose-tastic Life: the journey of the 2014 Wicklow Rose / Gillian Burke – Emergency Services / Mary Ryder – Lalor Centre/KARE / Pauline Balfe – Baltinglass GAA – Anne Lennon / Noeline Finnegan – Parish Life: a hopeful view for the future / Fintan Doyle – Rectory Repairs / Reverend Margaret Sykes – Marina’s Mirror Award – RÁS visits Baltinglass – Mountain Brothers [poem] / Kieran Alcock – Summer in the Alps [poem] / Kieran Alcock – Tour du Mont Blanc / Declan Alcock — College in the War Years – Part 4 / Frank Hunt – Baltinglass Hospital – Baltinglass & District Forum – Bigstone Tractor Run for Leukaemia – West Wicklow Choral Society – Art Competition – Bigstone N.S. – Greetings — Deaths in Baltinglass Parish 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 – Communions and Confirmations [Photo Gallery].

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Tenth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2013: 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: Mary Hanlon, Sr. Eileen Deegan, Renee Wall…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 84pp

When Published: 2013

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

About: This is the tenth 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 – Episcopal Ordination of Very Rev. Denis Nulty / Sr. Brigid – Angel of Light / Marie Halstead – Baltinglass Amateur Dramatics / Pauline Hayes – No Name Club – Baltinglass Local Training Initiative / Sandra Carroll & Pauline Hayes – Marguerite Salmon – Cillian’s Trip to Lesotho, South Africa / Cillian Burke – Wedding Snaps [Photo Gallery] – Bingo in Baltinglass / Frank Hunt – Tommy O’Connor: an appreciation – My Lovely Wicklow [poem] / John Candy – Celebrating 100 years in Education – The Lalor Centre in the Year of the Gathering / Pauline Balfe – Con Cronin’s Retirement – The Rev. Canon Mervyn A. McCullagh [obituary] — Scoil Chonglais Debs Class 2013 [photograph] – Baltinglass: a town to be proud of / Martin Blake – Remembering the Main Street Cookes / Orla O’Sullivan – Our Parish Harvest Festival – Replacing the Negative African Stereotype with the Beauty of my World / Roisin Mangan — Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – Kiltegan’s Next Top Model / Gillian Burke – Blueboy’s Retirement / Mick Kehoe – Ten-day Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary / Declan Alcock – A.I.B Club is Family Skills Day / Theresa Dowling – Cliona and Mary’s Trip to Lourdes / Cliona Kavanagh & Mary Gohery – Guess Who? Where are they now? [Photo Gallery] – Slaney Brown [poem] / Kieran Alcock — Baltinglass Ladies G.A.A. Highlights for 2013 – Baltinglass G.A.A. – Baltinglass Juvenile G.A.A. – Doyle Family Gathering – [Photo Gallery] – Karl Furlong — [Kiddies page] – The Balloon Festival 21st, 22nd and 23rd June 2013 / Noel Lyons – Baltinglass Area Community Games 2013 / Liz Tyrrell – Get Vocal Choral Group / Mary Hickson – A Musical Evening in September / Colette L. Gethings – Greetings — Deaths in Baltinglass Parish 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 – Baltinglass Hospital – Memories of 2013 / Mary Ryder — Scoil Naomh Iosaf – School Athletics 2013 — Baptisms from 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 — Weddings 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 —     Punchestown / Seamie Donohue — Tearmann Community Garden – Dr. Mags Coyle [obituary] / Anne O’Connell – Mid-term in New York During the Hurricane / Patricia Lalor — College Life in the War Years Part 3 / Frank Hunt – Kildare & Leighlin Pilgrimage to Notre Dame / Mary Hayes — Stratford /Grangecon G.A.A. – Confirmations, Communions [photographs] .

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Carmel O’Toole’s Glorious Glenmalure

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Full title: Glenmalure: the wild heart of the mountains: a valley and its people

Creator / Author: Carmel O’Toole

Item Type / Page count: Book / 336p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow

About: A wide-ranging and beautifully produced hardback book which relates the history of Glenmalure and stories of its people. The content of this substantial book is meticulously and widely researched and includes oral testimonies. Every aspect is brought to life with lively text which is interspersed with glorious photographs and illustrations. This book will stand as the definitive history of this lovely valley for years to come.

ID number(s): 9781873489154

Contents: Acknowledgements — Introduction – Glenmalure Timeline – Glenmalure Map – Early Inhabitants & Religious Settlements — Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne: Firebrand of the Wicklow Mountains — The Battle of Glenmalure — The Escape of the Ulster Princes (Red Hugh O’Donnell and Art O’Neill) — Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne 1580-1597 – The Twelve Graves – Glenmalure 1798-1803 — The Military Road — Glenmalure Lodge – Mining in Glenmanlure — The Last House in the Glen – The Shadow of the Glen: J.M. Synge and Glenmalure – Tragic Accidents in the Mountains near Glenmalure – Forestry Men and Timber Men — Sheep Farming in the Hills: old traditions and new methods — Glenmalure: reflections / Fr. Willie Walshe — Ballinacor Estate – Kirikee School 1881-1969 — GAA in Glenmalure — Glenmalure Today.

Appendix I – Bibliography.

Appendix II – Townlands, Placenames and Local Names of Glenmalure. Glenmalure – Conavalla and local place names in Conavalla — Ballinagoneen and local place names in Ballinagoneen – Cullentragh Park and local place names in Cullentragh Park — Ballinafunshoge and local place names in Ballinafunshoge – Ballyboy and local place names in Ballyboy – Ballybraid and local place names in Ballybraid — Carriglinneen and local place names in Carriglinneen — Kirikee and local place names in Kirikee — Ballinabarney and local place names in Ballinabarney – Ballintombay Lower and local place names in Ballintombay Lower – Camenabologue and local place names in Camenabologue — Barravore and local place names in Barravore – Ballinaskea / Bolenaskea and local place names in Ballinaskea / Bolenaskea — Clonkeen and local place names in Clonkeen — Corrasillagh and local place names in Corrasillagh — Carrawaystick and local place names in Carrawaystick — Clohernagh and local place names in Clohernagh — Drumgoff and local place names in Drumgoff — Fananierin and local place names in Fananierin — Ballinacor and local place names in Ballinacor – Banks on the road.

Appendix III – Poems & Songs of Glenmalure. Glenmalure / Anon. – Glenmalure / Jim Byrne – Feagh McHugh / Thomas D’Arcy McGee – Follow Me Up To Carlow / P.J. McCall – The Battle of Glenmalure / M.J. McCann — The Battle of Glenmalure / Anon. – The Death of Feagh McHugh O’Byrne / MacKeohoe – Gleann Maoliúra / Biddy Jenkinson – At the Mass Rock / Jim Byrne – The Outlaw’s Bridal / Anon. – Michael Dwyer / T.D. Sullivan – Michael Dwyer / Peadar Kearney – The Rebel’s Grave / Jim Byrne – Glenmalure / Dave Curtis – The Lone Hiker / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Daughters of Wild Glenmalure / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Croaghanmoira / Jane Clarke – The Curate of Greenane / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Jim Connolly / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Old Ballinacor G.A.A. Song / Christy Hughes – Kathleen / Jane Clarke – Lovely Wicklow / W..J. Duffy – Glenmalure / Jim Byrne.

Appendix IV – Leaders in Glenmalure. Michael Dwyer (1772-1825) – John Mernagh (1770-1857) – Patrick Grant (1761-1800) – Hugh Vesty Byrne (1770-1842) – Extract from the Memoirs of Miles Byrne.

Extra #1: Includes numerous photographs, maps and other illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: View the entry for ‘Glenmalure’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

Ninth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2012: 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, Sr. Eileen Deegan…et al.

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 76pp

When Published: 2012

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

About: This is the ninth 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 – A Spiritual Journey of Love / Marie Halstead & Lotto – Active Green Flag / Breda Lane — Holy Communion 2012 / Confirmation Classes 2012 [photographs] – London 2012–the West Wicklow Connection – Scoil Chonglais Debs 2012 [photograph] – The Celtic Tenors Concert / Anna Mae Timmons – A Journey Through the Seasons / Mary Ryder – Gaisce the President’s Award — Wedding anniversaries – Active Retirement Ireland / Mai Quaid – 50th International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin / Kay Halstead – Camino / Pat and Sarah Fleming – Tearmann Community Garden – Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – Weddings [Photo Gallery] – Eucharistic Congress 2012 / Myra Kearney and Ronan Moore – My Visit to the Eucharistic Congress at the RDS / Vera Cogan — Baltinglass & District Forum – Baltinglass Get Vocal Choral Group 2012 / Mary Hickson — The Baltinglass No Name Club – Corporal Michael Nolan – Love Rain! – Baltinglass’s Peadar Timmins Captains Ireland – Deaths in Baltinglass Parish from October 2011 to September 2012 – John McGrath – A History of Baltinglass District Hospital – West Wicklow Historical Society — Baltinglass & District Active Retirement – The Titanic Experience-from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Belfast via Baltinglass! — Baltinglass G.A.A. Club – Baltinglass Ladies GFC a review of the year – Baltinglass GAA Juvenile Report 2012 — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2011 to 1st October 2012 – Celtic Cross FPS / Elaine Jones — [Photo Gallery] – [Kiddies page] — Stratford Grangecon GAA Club 2012- a historic year – College Life in the War Years Part 2 / Frank Hunt – Celebrating the Harvest — Lalor Centre – The Borumha Tribute / Frank Hunt –First Green Flag for Scoil Naomh Iosaf – Joe Germaine — Baptisms in Baltinglass Parish from 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012 – My Time Volunteering in Uganda / Mary Healy – Cullen Trophy Champions 2012 / Niall Doogue – London 2012 Olympic Games / Tommy Doyle – Greetings – Proposal for a River Walk alongside the Slaney River at Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow – Ned Kehoe gets his dream machine / Ned Kehoe.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Eighth Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Review 2011: 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 / 76pp

When Published: 2011

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

About: This is the eighth 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 – Long lost medal makes a welcome return – Day Care Centre for Baltinglass — Holy Communion 2011 / Confirmation Classes 2011 [photographs] – Sean Corrigan sheep dog trialing success – Scoil Chonglais Debs 2011 [photograph] — Do not keep Christ to yourselves! / Sr. Clare Leigh, SSVM – Cian Lee – Dancing at Bigstone – 50th Wedding anniversaries – Get vocal — Stratford Grangecon GAA Club – 2011 the year that was – Eucharistic Congress 2012 – Pilgrimage to Lourdes / Nancy Hughes – The good life / Luci Grimes – College life during the war years / Frank Hunt – Weddings [Photo Gallery] – Celebrating 70 years on Main Street Baltinglass / Patterson Family – The Baltinglass No Name Club – what a year!!!! / Bronagh Murphy – Kilimanjaro / Seán Gethings and Pat Fleming – Stratford Lodge NS official opening / Phoebe & Sarah – The Baltinglass Parish community / Mary Ryder — Deaths in the Parish from 1st October 2010 to 20th September 2011 – Bigstone Karate to world championships / Josephine Lawler – Baltinglass & district active retirement group / Mary Vernon – The Curragh, County Kildare / Robert Doyle – The day I met Tom Crean / Tom O’Sullivan — Baltinglass G.A.A. Club summary of our activity during 2011 – Marie showcases her skills – Don’t you know? [poem] — Weddings in St. Joseph’s Parish from 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011 – The messages (memories of the past) – Gaisce Award — [Photo Gallery] — Baptisms in St. Joseph’s Parish from 3rd October 2010 to 10th September 2011 – Knitting club in Baltinglass Hospital – Bigstone Community Alert – Kiddies page — Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre – The road to Croker / Anne-Marie Doran – Lalor Centre ‘Sleep Out’ / Peter Kelly — Tearmann Community Garden and wildlife area – “A good day out” / Declan Murray – Tuckmill / Orla O’Sullivan – September 11th – 10 years on / Joseph Kavanagh – School stars / Conor Foley – Stephen Walsh does Baltinglass proud / John Glynn – Childhood memories from 1930’s Tinoran – 30 years in front of a class / Eilis McDonald – Credit Union poster competition – Latitude [poem] / Cliona O’Connell – Stratford on Slaney Wicklow’s tidiest village / Tom Whittle – Scoil Naomh Iósaf report — Baltinglass Ladies GFC have ‘What it takes’… a review of the year.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Noelle Keogh’s Carnew Collection

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Full title: Carnew: a Town of History & Heritage

Creator / Author:  Noelle Keogh [Co-ordinator, designer and editor]

Item Type / Page count: Book / 264p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Carnew, Co. Wicklow.

About: A most interesting compilation of photographs, historical book extracts, articles and short pieces. A large number of the articles had their origin in interviews with some local residents. The editor / co-ordinator has produced a unique and substantial collection of material relating to Carnew. There has been considerable local interest in this publication, resulting in all copies being quickly sold out.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Disclaimer – Introduction – [ABOUR CARNEW] Extract from Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 — Extract from the Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1844-1845 – Extract from Slater’s Directory 1894 – My Memories of Carnew (taken from an interview with Andy Brennan) – [BUSINESSES] Public Houses — Shops – Post Office & Bank — Butchers – Bakers — [TRADES AND MANUFACTURING] Blacksmiths and Forges – Occupations & Trades (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – Tailors, Drapers & Shoemakers — Manufacturing – Kilcavan Quarry (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Picture Gallery – [EDUCATION] Carnew National School – School Days (taken from an interview with Bill Molloy) – Picture Gallery including 1923 School Roll — All Saints National School – Documentation on School Dispute – Coláiste Bhríde – The First Class – Picture Gallery – Other Schools – [RELIGION] Religion (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – All Saints Church – St. Brigid’s Church – Church of the Most Holy Rosary – Wesleyan Chapel – [AGRICULTURE] Fowl Market – Castle Dairy – Fairs & Marts (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Ploughing Matches – Agricultural Show — Threshing – Corn Mills – My Memories of the Threshing (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Agricultural Work (taken from an interview with Bill Molloy) – [SPORTS AND RECREATION] Horse Racing — Cricket — GAA – Carnew Emmets GAA Club / by Etty Kilbride – Photo Gallery — Tennis – Sports Day – Recreation — Music – At Home Week – [LAW AND ORDER] (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – [MILITARY] Military Records up to and including World War 1 – World War 2 (taken from an interview with John Wilkinson) – Memories of World War 2 (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – [THEN AND NOW] Photo Gallery – [1798] Information from Interviews – Unrecorded Account as Told by an Old Resident – [CARNEW CASTLE] – [LANDLORDS] – Fitzwilliams — Landlords – Big Houses – [FAMINE] — The Poor House (taken from an interview with John McEvoy) – [EMIGRATION] – [MEDICAL] [RURAL ELECTRIFICATION] Working on the Rural Electrification (taken from an interview with Andy Brennan) – [SNOW OF 1947] (taken from an interview with John McEvoy).

Extra #1: Profusely illustrated with photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

A Fair Old Time!

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Full title: The Humours of Donnybrook: Dublin’s famous fair and its suppression

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Book / 56p

When Published: 1995

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Academic Press Ltd. / Kill Lane, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

About: This is book Number 4 in the series ‘Maynooth Studies in Local History’. The series presents outputs arising from the M.A. Programme in Local History at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. This particular volume tells the story of the Fair at Donnybrook which officially occurred for more than half a century and may even its origins in pre-Christian times. It was certainly part of a wider European culture of carnival or celebration. Unfortunately the authorities saw fit to abolish it in 1855 as a consequence of what would be known today as ‘anti-social behaviour’. Indeed the word ‘donnybrook’ has entered the Oxford English Dictionary to mean “a scene of uproar and disorder’.

ID number(s): 0716525690

Chapters: Maynooth Studies in Local History — Preface — Introduction and Historical Background — The World of Carnival — Lent Victorious — Notes.

WW Connection #1: The author is a resident of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes four illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

The Country Houses of the Common People

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Full title: Wicklow’s traditional farmhouses: rediscovering some of Wicklow’s hidden treasures and a way of life that went with them

Creator / Author: Christiaan Corlett

Item Type / Page count: Book / 140p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow County Council / County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow.

About: This book was published by Wicklow County Council as one of the outcomes of the County Heritage Plan. It is lavishly illustrated with mostly colour photographs. Indeed the only page not containing at least one photograph is the final page of references. However, it is not a dry collection of pictures of old buildings and ruins. Rather, the author places the images in context and comments on the lifestyle and traditions of the Wicklow country folk. Not all old farmhouses in the county are included here and it is quite likely that this book may be the first of a small series. Overall, this is an outstanding example of a local authority publication.

ID number(s): 9780956912619

Chapters: Introduction — The historical evidence — Types of buildings — Overview of single-storey farmhouses – Selection of two-storey farmhouses — Evidence for thatch — Making an entrance — The kitchen hearth — Decorative fireplaces — Windows — Furniture – Decoration – Rathnew and urban vernacular houses – References.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Link to the Publisher’s Website

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.christiaancorlett.com/

Instant Expertise on All Things Wicklow!

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Full title: The Little Book of Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 142pp

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2

About: This recently launched book is a miscellany of short pieces on aspects of Wicklow’s history, personalities, social life and culture. It is a gentle introduction to the youngest county in Ireland and can be dipped in and out of at will.

ID number(s): 9781845888565

Contents: Introduction — Monastic Wicklow — Wicklow’s Great Houses — Wicklow Rebels — Crime and Punishment: Tales from Wicklow’s Dark Side — Wicked Wicklow Women — Poor Parnell: Wicklow’s Wronged Leader? — Trial and Retribution: The Only Black and Tan Executed in Ireland — The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921: The Wicklow Connection — Wicklow on the Silver Screen — Wicklow’s Historic Towns.

WW Connection #1: Apart from relevant subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: Includes several illustrations.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s blog.

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