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Memories Flooding Back

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Full title: Stories of the Flooded Valley

Creator / Author: St. Joseph Parish, Valleymount,

Item Type / Page count: Book / 80p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Joseph Parish, / Valleymount, Co. Wicklow

About: In March, 1940, the valley of the River Liffey began to be flooded as a result of the construction of the Poulaphuca Dam. This book marks the 75th anniversary of the event by collecting together the living memories of some of the people who lived through the traumatic transition from land to lake. All proceeds from the sale of this book go towards the St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount Renovation Fund.

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Contents: 75th anniversary of the flooding of the valley — The flooding / Billy Craul —The building of the dam at Poulaphuca / Davy Doyle (aged 94 years, Harristown,Hollywood) – Flooding of the lake 1940 remembered / Dick and Annie Byrne (now living at Burgage, Blessington) – I remember the valley before the water came / Earnest Zeller (Lacken) – I remember the flooding of the valley / Pat Cullen (The Rock of Carrigacurra) — John Joe Cullen’s memories / John Joe Cullen – Looking back on the flooding / Kathleen Phibbs – Mary Ann Flanagan aged 94 years old – My story of the flooding of the lake / Maisie Miley (Baltyboys) – Memories of the flooding of the lake / Michael Freeman (Ballyknockan) –Flooding of the valley / Ned Fitzsimons – My story / Teresa Byrne (Humphreystown) – Remembering the flooding of the lake / Tom Tyrell (92 year old, Blessington) – Song of Ballinahown (as sung by Ted Balfe, Kylebeg) – [Advertisers’ Section].

Extra #1: Includes around fifty black and white photographs of people and places.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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Gathering at the Fair

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Full title: Hollywood Fair: 14th-18th August 2013

Creator / Author: Hollywood Fair Committee

Item Type / Page count: Book / 128p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Hollywood Fair Committee / Hollywood Co. Wicklow.

About: The Hollywood Fair of 2013 used ’The Gathering Ireland 2013′ nationwide event as its focus. This book was published as a programme and souvenir of the event and features several articles by and about Hollywood people who now live away and even further away from the locality. Everywhere you go, you take your local history with you, everywhere you go……

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Chapters: The Hollywood Fair 2013 – the Year of The Gathering — Timetable of events — Mathew Guirke (1826-1901) – Hollywood to Los Angeles / Brendan Corrigan – Tony Hannon: a Hollywood star / Johnny Glennon — Paddy Clarke: a Hollywood man in New York / Paddy Clarke — Growing up on the corner / Vincent Deering — Brigid Glennon: a Hollywood woman in Brussels / Brigid Glennon — Mary Watkins (née Kelly): a Hollywood woman in London / Mary Watkins — It’s a long, long way from Clare to here / Fr. John Dunphy — Larry and Trish Roddy  / Eoin Roddy — Mrs. Kathleen Healy (née Nugent), Slievecorragh / Johnny Glennon — Hollywood ‘Pride of Place’ / CJ Darby, Ann Cullen, Richard Burke and Ann Halpin — Mrs. Teresa Byrne (née Smith), Humphreystown / Johnny Glennon — Hollywood Football Team 1936 [photograph & captions] — Pat O’Neill and Mary Ryall wedding party, 13th June 1973.

Extra #1: Contains many photographs as well as several advertisements from local businesses and sponsors.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check out the Hollywood Fair website.

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