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Wicklow for Beginners

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Full title: A History of County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Arthur Flynn

Item Type / Page count: Book / 166p

When Published: 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: Gill and Macmillan / Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12

About: This book is a general overview of the County of Wicklow. While some of the material is no longer current, the historical background is well presented and is a useful introduction to the subject. Chapter 8 contains neat descriptions of 16 towns and villages within the county.

ID number(s): 0717134857

Chapters:  Acknowledgements – Introduction – Antiquity – The Christian Era – The Middle Ages – The Early Modern Period – From Grattan to Parnell – Industries – The Towns – Communication and Travel – Visitors to Co. Wicklow in the Nineteenth Century – Modern Times – Famous Links with Co. Wicklow – The Arts – Tourism and Sport – Appendix 1: Census of Population – Appendix 2: Public Representatives for Co. Wicklow – Select Bibliography – Index.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes sixteen pages of b/w photographs.

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Sailing With Semple

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Full title: Curious Cargo: voyages to the West Indies, South and Central America and the Mediterranean

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 199p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: The author and his wife take a sea trip to the West Indies, South and Central America and the Mediterranean. However, this is not done on a luxury cruise or by sailing solo. Instead the couple travel on cargo ships whose primary objective is to deliver goods. It goes without saying that they also deliver more adventures than your average cruise.

ID number(s): 9781907215209

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

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 Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Second Baltinglass Parish Review

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Full title: The Baltinglass Review: 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, photography by Nigel Gillis Photography

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 46pp

When Published: 2005

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

About: This is the second 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 / Assumpta O’Neill – My First Experience of Confirmation as a Parent / Carmel Doyle – Confirmation / Faith Doyle – 28 Years Later / Fr. Thomas Dooley P.P. – St. Josephs Juvenile F.C. 2004/2005 / Mary Cullen — Picture Gallery [1] – World Youth Conference– Cologne August 2005 / Anna Whittle – Visit of the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima / K. Halstead – Remembering Ballybrit Racecourse, Galway, September 30th 1979 / Matt O’Brien and Michael Farrell – Féile Peil nÓg / Martin Coleman – Life in Education / David Hallahan – “I’m Late, I’m Late, for a Very Important Date / John and Sheila O’Toole – Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Baltinglass Justice Group – Fr. Pádraig Shelly – Cultural Event: Art Exhibition / Myra Kearney – Childhood Christmas Memories from Tinoran – ‘You’re a Star’ Comes to Baltinglass Hospital / Carmel Gannon – Lalor Centre Bids a Fond Farewell to Mary – Brigid [a poem] / Mary Hayes – Ordination of Rev. Pat Hughes / Fr. Pat Hughes — Picture Gallery [2] – Behind the Scenes at Badys / Ravna Lange – Skenderbeg, Baltinglass and the Ties That Bind Us / Paul Gorry – Walking All the Way / Adrienne Finlay – Jolly Tots Parents and Toddlers and Baltinglass Women’s Group / Jane Negrych – Baltinglass & District Active Retirement Association / Mary Vernon – A Busy Day for our Parish Choirs: Fr. Pat Hughes Ordination / Mary Hayes – The Baltinglass Adult Learning Centre / Annette Mangan – The Old Exchange – Stratford on Slaney Post Office – A Musician’s Life / Fiona Joyce – Pitch and Putt / Martin Donegan – Knockpatrick Cemetery / Bill Dunne – Baltinglass Credit Union – Gardening Snippets / Jim O’Toole – Kids Aloud – Bigstone Karate Kids Win Medals in International Event / Kieran Burke – Fiche Blian ag Fás – Trek in Patagonia to Help Fighting Blindness Charity – Sliabh na mBan / Mary Ryder – Baltinglass Park: Your Park – Picture Gallery [3] – Kid’s Quiz.

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

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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.

On Top of Wicklow

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Full title: The Tug of Lug

Creator / Author: Paul Clements

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 12p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: Collins Press / Doughcloyne, Wilton,  Cork

Parent Publication [book]: The Height of Nonsense / Paul Clements / 384pp

About: The author sets out to climb to the highest point in each of the 32 counties in Ireland and recounts his adventures. The chapter entitled ‘The Tug of Lug’ (pages 275-286) describes climbing Lugnaquilla and ponders its significance to people. Also briefly discusses the Castleruddery stone circle.

ID number(s): 9781903464694 / 1903464692

WW Connection #1: Lugnaquilla, in the heart of West Wicklow,  is the highest point in the county and the third highest mountain in Ireland

Extra #1: includes glossary, bibliography and index

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Visit the Author’s Website Paul Clements Writing.com

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