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A Shepherd’s Stories

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Full title: Tales and Yarns of Glendalough and the Wicklow Hills: told to John D. Vose by Bill Fanning, shepherd of Glendalough

Creator / Author: Bill Fanning [with John D. Vose]

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 48p

When Published: 1986

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wicklow Hills Publishing Company / County Wicklow.

About: Bill Fanning was a native of Roundwood and a sheep farmer. He had a wealth of stories and legends relating to the Wicklow Mountains. This is a collection of some of the tales that he told to John D. Vose between 1956 and 1985. The stories have proved so popular that the booklet has gone into a second edition.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Introducing the incorrigible Bill Fanning, shepherd of Glendalough — Fair days — Quare characters, tramps, tinkers and ‘chancers’ — Legends of St. Kevin – Childhood days — School days — Wakes and Missions — On the road to Lacken – Zellars O’Lacken – Wee folk, the Banshee and Will O’ the Wisp.

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Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (3)

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Full title: A Walk in the Garden

Creator / Author: Darach MacDonald

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 18p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: New Island / 2 Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.

Parent Publication [book]: Tóchar: walking Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths / by Darach MacDonald / 298pp

About: This is Chapter 7 of 11 chapters each describing the author’s personal odyssey of walking some of the sacred paths Ireland. He uses the journeys as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and tries to plan them to coincide with local observances of pilgrimage. In this chapter, he details the pilgrim path from Hollywood to Glendalough which he travelled in February 2010. His experience of what is called St. Kevin’s Road is not a great one, but he manages to reach Glendalough in one piece and throws in some interesting observations along the way.

ID number(s): 9781848402478

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Extra #3: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Some of our Folk and Fairy Tales

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Full title: Wicklow Folk Tales

Creator / Author: Brendan Nolan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 191pp

When Published: August 2013

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

About: The author of this selection of tales is a professional storyteller. Here he presents stories of myth, magic, the supernatural and the all too natural from every corner of our county. West Wicklow is well represented with more than half of the content associated with locations on this side of the county. Most of these stories spring from the oral tradition that prevailed before the arrival of electricity.

ID number(s): 9781845887858

Contents: Acknowledgements – Introduction – An Army of Stones – A Hand in the Night – The Resurrection of Sean – The Travels of Davy – Not Gone and Not Forgotten – A Shower of Stones – Moving About – Wise Man Paddy Stevens – Warring Spirits – Taken by the Fairies – A Fleeting Bird – The Long walk to Crois Úna – Milk Profit – A Cure for Baldness – Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Shriven Souls – Wicklow Foxes – Of Water and Stone – Féar Gortach – Derrybawn Cow – Bedding St. Kevin – Dargle Lovers – The Devil is in the Glen – Bray Smugglers – Gold-Mine Mountain – Priest Hunters – Hempenstall Military Road – Wicklow Avalanche – Glencree – Surviving the Snow Storm – Tall Tales.

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Extra #3: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s website and blog.

Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (2)

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Full title: St. Kevin’s Way, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: John G. O’Dwyer

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Collins Press / West Link Park, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork.

Parent Publication [book]: Pilgrim paths in Ireland: from Slieve Mish to Skellig Michael: a guide / by John G. O’Dwyer / 122pp

About: This is Chapter 9 of 15 chapters, each detailing the author’s impression of an important ancient pilgrim route in Ireland. In this instance, he travels along St. Kevin’s Way from Hollywood to Glendalough. He is not greatly enamoured of the layout of the path, especially on the Hollywood side. However, the final destination at Glendalough more than compensates for earlier inconveniences. This walk, just like all others in the book, has directions, the degree of difficulty and estimated time.

ID number(s): 9781848891715

Extra #1: Includes map of the route and two photographs.

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Marsh’s Library of Stories from the Wicklow Uplands

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Full title: Tales of the Wicklow hills : 2000 years of history, myth, legend and local stories

Creator / Author: Richard Marsh

Item Type / Page count: Book / 95p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Richard Marsh / 15 Fontenoy Street, Dublin 7.

About: A compendium of folklore, myths,  legends, ballads, stories and history that encompasses the Wicklow Hills in their widest sense. The length of individual entries ranges from single paragraphs to several pages.

ID number(s): 9780955756801 / 0955756804

Contents: Foreword by Dáithí Ó hÓgain — Preface — The Naming of Baltinglass — The Melodies of Buchet’s House — [Section on] Saint Kevin and Glendalough — Glendalough — Kevin and the Thief, the Bird, the Cow, the Water Monster — Kevin Goes to Hollywood — Kevin and King O’Toole — King O’Toole and St. Kevin [ballad] (from the legend of Samuel Lover) by J. Kearney — Kevin and Fáelán — Kevin and Cathleen — The Fate of Cathleen — By that lake, Whose Gloomy Shore [ballad] — St. Kevin: a Legend of Glendalough [poem] by Samuel Lover — Fingal Rónáin (the kin slaying of Rónán) — Feagh McHugh O’Byrne — The O’Byrnes — The Battle of Glenmalure, 25 August 1580 — Red Hugh O’Donnell’s escape — The end of Feagh — Michael Dwyer — The Hanging of John Moore — Hempenstall, “The Walking Gallows” — [Section on]The Vale of Avoca — Thomas Moore and the Meeting of the Waters — The Meeting of the Waters [ballad] by Thomas Moore — Bob Pyne — The Avoca “Non-leprechaun” — The Tigroney Ghost — The Cherrymount Fairy — The Avoca Púca — “Me and Thee” — The Mottee Stone — The Fairy Tree — The Violation of a Fairy Fort — The Moving Statue — The Big Snow — Toss Byrne’s Stroke — Jimmy Treacy (1920-2006) — [Section on] Miscellaneous Tales — A Redcross Púca — Poulaphuca — The Ball Moat — “Ned Sheehy of Dromin” — A Mysterious Incident in Rathdangan — The Gates of Heaven, Kilranelagh Cemetary — Saint Bridget’s Head Stone — Baltinglass Bell Tower — Shawn Reilly — The Athgreany Stone Circle — “The Night We Riz the Tan” — A Bray Ghost  — Saint Patrick in Wicklow — A Rathnew Stroke — The Glenmalure Man — Notes on the stories — Sources: Published and Oral.

Extra #1: Includes photographs, a map and illustrations.

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Extra #4: Visit the author’s website

First Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 1, 1983-1984

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 95p

When Published: 1983 /4

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

About: The very first publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Lacken to Coolattin with contributions from natives of the area and from local schoolchildren.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society Officials 1983 — Honorary Life Members of WWHS — Editorial — West Wicklow Historical News / Gerorda Quaid — The Tullow line / Cora Crampton — Tales from a drowned land / Martin J. Kelly — Notes on Golden Fort and the Saunders family / Geoffrey Marescaux de Saubruit — A Saunders elopement / Geoffrey Marescaux de Saubruit — Baltinglass Convent / Sister Therese Morrissey — Wicklow Biographies: Brandubh / Paul Gorry — Wicklow Biographies: St. Kevin / Maria Brosnan — Wicklow Biographies: St. Laurence O’Toole / Dorothy Leonard — Wicklow Biographies: Walter de Riddelesford / Dorothy Leonard — The Family of Michael Dwyer / Paul Gorry — Linen and Cotton Printing at Stratford-on-Slaney, County Wicklow (Part 1) / Paul Baker — A visit to Knockpatrick Hill / Dorothy Leonard — God’s Acre: Burial-Ground, Chapel Hill, Baltinglass / Sister Therese Morrissey — St. Mary’s Church and Rectory past and present / Verena Wilson — V. Rev. Dr. Denis Kane, P.P., V.G. (1822-1883) / Sister Therese Morrissey— Parish of Ballymore-Eustace, 1791 / William Hawks — The Valentine Family (Part 1) / Paul Gorry & Anthony E. S. Valentine — Another life / Maria Brosnan — The chapel at Kilamoate [poem]  / Tom Kelly — Index to the Coolattin Estate emigration records, 1847-56 / Paul Gorry — Extracts from the Turtle manuscripts — Query — Junior Section: Baltinglass G.A.A. club during the years / Laura Wall — Junior Section: Local History / Bernadette Keogh — Junior Section: The Georgian / Marina Doyle — Junior Section: Baltinglass Hill Cairn / Kieran McMahon — Junior Section: Rev. Marchbanks / Ashley Bourne — Junior Section: Blessington in the 15th century / Kay Tutty — Junior Section: The Rectory- Baltinglass / Andrea Wilson.

Extra #1: Contains some black & white photographs.

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Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (1)

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Full title: St. Kevin’s Way, Hollywood to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Peter Harbison and Joss Lynam

Item Type / Page count: Book / 40p

When Published: 2002

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Heritage Council / Kilkenny.

About: This litle book is No. 2 in the series ‘Medieval Irish Pilgrim Paths” This project aimed to identify, develop and support a network of walking routes along medieval pilgrim paths. Here we have St. Kevin’s Way or Slí Chaomhín stretching from Hollywood and/or Valleymount to Glendalough. The publication is particularly aimed at tourists as the general walking information is given in English, German and French.

ID number(s): 1901137384 / 9781901137385 / 1393-6808

Chapters: General walking information: English, German, French — Useful phone numbers and addresses — The Pilgrim Paths Project — Historical background — Key to map symbols — Main route: start from Hollywood — Alternative route from Valleymount — The old monastery at Glendalough — The Hollywood labyrinth stone — The pilgrim’s road: The Tochar — Bullaun stones — Turlough Hill Electricity Generating Station — The lead mines — Acknowledgements — Bibliography.

Extra #1: Contains maps of the routes and some photographs.

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