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The Battlefields Around Dunlavin

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Full title: Ancient Anarchy and Medieval Mayhem – Around Dunlavin?

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 22p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. XIX (Part III), pp. 384-405

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About: In this substantial article Chris Lawlor explains why Dunlavin and its hinterland was of strategic importance at various times in Irish history. This has led to several battles and armed conflicts taking place in the area through the centuries. In addition, the author seeks to explain the derivation of the placename ‘Dunlavin’.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

What’s in a Name? – Dunlavin

 

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Full title: The Origin of the Place-Name ‘Dunlavin’, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7pp

When Published: 2013

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

Parent Publication [book]: Gaelic Ireland (c. 600 –c. 1700): politics, culture, landscapes: studies for the ‘Irish Chiefs’ Prize / edited by Katharine Simms / pp 123-129

About: In this essay, local historian Chris Lawlor, sets about unravelling the different spellings and meanings of the placename that is now commonly known as Dunlavin. Sources from Irish mythology to later history are given as examples of equally plausible origins. This essay was a runner-up in the Irish Chiefs Essay Competition.

ID number(s): 9781905569793 / 9781905569847

Extra #1: Includes photograph and map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Census of Dunlavin

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Dunlavin (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of October 2013.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: The Census returns for the Dunlavin District Electoral Division arranged alphabetically by townland. The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2nd April 1911.

Contents: Blackhill — Boherboy –Brewershill –Decoy — Dunlavin Lower — Dunlavin Town — Dunlavin Upper — Forristeen — Knockandort — Knocknagull — Loughmogue Lower — Loughmogue Upper — Lugatryna — Milltown — Plezica — Rathbawn — Toberbeg — Tornant Lower — Tornant Upper — Uppertown.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Dunlavin DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Dunlavin DED

Evidence of North West Wicklow’s Oldest Inhabitants

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Full title: Stone and Bronze Age Antiquities of the Barony of Lower Talbotstown, County Wicklow; with a description of the excavation of Haylands Mote, near Blessington

Creator / Author: L. Price and P. T. Walshe

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 22p

Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Seventh Series, Volume 3, Number 1, pp. 46-67

When Published: June 1933

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: In 1932, the authors excavated an ancient mound at Haylands, near Blessington and discovered a Bronze Age burial. This prompted them to investigate similar burials that were recorded for the locality and to carry out a review of all Stone Age and Bronze Age monuments and objects to be found in the wider barony of Lower Talbotstown.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: includes map, plans, photographs and illustrations

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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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.

Dunlavin Up To 1913

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Full title: Dunlavin, Tornant and Tober, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 17p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. VII, Number 4, pp. 217-233

When Published: July 1913

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby / 116 Grafton Street, Dublin

About:   Traces the history of the lands of Dunlavin from ancient times, then to its becoming a manor in the possession of the Archbishops of Dublin, on to its ownership by the Bulkeley, later Tynte Family. The article includes information on antiquities in the area.  

Extra #1: includes illustrations, a map, a photograph of the area and family tree of Bulkeley/Tynte.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

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