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New Owner for Baltinglass Abbey on This Day!

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Full title: Baltinglass Abbey, its possessions, and their post-Reformation proprietors

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 37p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V (Number 6), pp. 378-414

When Published: July 1908

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby, 116 Grafton Street, Dublin for County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About:  On 30th June, 1541 ownership of the Baltinglass Abbey lands in Co. Wicklow was granted to Sir Thomas Eustace (Viscount Baltinglass). This is just one small piece of information to be gleaned from this major article on Baltinglass Abbey. The author firstly details mentions of the abbey’s existence from its foundation around 1148 until its suppression and the forfeiture of its possessions in 1541. The next section looks at the various owners of the abbey lands from 1541 onwards. The final part of the article is a description of the abbey and of the pieces found therein. An appendix lists the placenames from Speed’s map of 1610 and also includes a list of the names of the abbots of the abbey.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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Extra #3: Includes several illustrations and photographs.

Extra #4: Includes a map of the Barony of Upper Talbotstown and part of that of Ballinacor, taken from Speed’s map of Wicklow, 1610

Extra #5: Includes pedigree charts for the family of Eustace, Viscounts Baltinglass

Extra #6: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

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Grangecon and the Harringtons

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Full title: Notes on Grange Con, County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Sir Arthur Vicars

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 4p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. III (Number 6), pp. 382-385

When Published: January 1902

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby, Dublin for County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About: This short piece looks at the ownership of Grange Con and adjacent areas following the dissolution of Baltinglass Abbey. It covers the period from around 1541 to 1612 and mainly features the family of Sir Henry Harrington.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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Extra #3: This article includes two illustrations of sculptured stones set into the then existing castle ruins of Grange Con.

Extra #4: The author was an Honorary Secretary to the County Kildare Archaeological Society for around 30 years between 1891-1921. He had family connections with Grangecon and probably lived there at certain times.

Extra #5: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

The Biggest Thorn in the Crown

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Full title: From a spark to a firebrand: Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 4p

Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 20-23

When Published: September / October 2013

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

About: In the last quarter of the 16th century, Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne was the pre-eminent Gaelic chief in Leinster and was a constant thorn in the side of the English authorities. He was known as the ‘Firebrand of the Wicklow Mountains’ and this article explains his rise and fall.

ID number(s): 0791-8224

WW Connection #1: The O’Byrne territory ranged across the Wicklow mountains, West and East.

Extra #1: includes illustrations and map.

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.

Extra #5: This article is an abridged version of an essay which won the Irish Chiefs’ Prize in History 2013. The full essay is entitled ‘Burning their bridges: the opposition of the Gabhal Raghnaill and Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne to the process of Anglicisation during the long sixteenth century’.

Third Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 3, 1989

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 96p

When Published: 1989

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

About: The third publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers some of the main locations within the boundaries but also widens the area of interest to include Ballymore-Eustace and Rathvilly.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society 1989 Officers — Editorial / Joseph Rattigan — The Society’s Report / Maeve Baker — Appreciation: Paddy Byrne — William Gabriel Lyons — Tommy Bourne — Extracts from a Diary of 1869: a Wicklow Man Returns for a Bride / Richard Douglas — A Description of Dunlavin from Slater’s Directory, 1881 / John Lynott — Wicklow Biographies: No.8: Fiach Mac Hugh Ó Byrne / Cora Crampton — Wicklow Biographies No.9: James Eustace , 3rd Viscount Baltinglass / Cora Crampton[?] — The Famine in Wicklow, 1846-1847: Extracts from British Parliamentary Papers in the National Library of Ireland / Compiled by Maeve Baker — Irish-French Quaker Connections / Margaret P. O’Hare — Marriage in Ireland Before the Famine: Case Study of Rathvilly Parish / Susan E. Hood — Baltinglass of Yesteryear [poem] / Ben Dwyer — Tinahely Over the Centuries / Reverend Canon Henry Vaux Boake — The Hollywood Highwayman / Dorothy Leonard — Bacon Curing in Baltinglass in the Early Part of the Century / Maureen D’arcy — Ballymore Eustace : Odds and Ends of its History / Michael Dore — Grangecon : a Place Remembered / Lil Moore — Book Reviews / Joseph Rattigan — Index to the Coolattin Estate Emigration Records, 1847-58, Part 3 / Paul Gorry — List of Members.

Extra #1: Contains black & white photographs, illustrations and maps.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Second Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 2, 1985-1986

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 88p

When Published: 1985 /6

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

About: The second publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Blessington to Tinahely with contributions from natives of the area and other historians.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: West Wicklow Historical Society 1985 Officers — Honorary Life Members of WWHS — Ireland’s First Aviator – a Baltinglass man? — Editorial / Maria Brosnan — Main st. (South side) Baltinglass 1894 (compiled from Land Valuation Office Revision Books and Slater’s Directory of Ireland 1894) / Paul Gorry — The Society’s Report / Maeve Baker — He lived in the Slaney / Jerome Keogh — Kilcommon Church of Ireland School, Tinahely / H. B. Weir — A Cemetary Cairn at Carrig, Blessington, Co. Wicklow / Theo Clarke — Michael Dwyer in Captivity / Con Costello — ‘Kilranelagh’, a poem / James J. Doyle (1869-1916) — The Valentine Family -Part 2: The Valentines of Donard / Paul Gorry & Anthony E. S. Valentine — Some West Wicklow Memorial Inscriptions / Brian Cantwell — Merginstown School, Dunlavin / Maura Kelly — Wicklow Biographies: No.5: Mór Ó Toole / Danny Boland — Wicklow Biographies No.6: Albina Ó Molloy / Cora Crampton — Wicklow Biographies: No.7: Thomas Eustace, 1st Viscount Baltinglass / Cora Crampton — Fishing for Pearl in the King’s River / Maria Brosnan — The Greenes and Kilranelagh House / Paul Gorry — The Railway Children (the Cott Family) / Liam Kenny — Aspects of the Land War at Local Level, Phase One: 1879-1882 / Joseph Rattigan — Local Agricultural Methods c.1803 / Paul Baker — The Homes of Imaal, a poem / Jerome Keogh — Graney / Dorothy Leonard — Index to the Coolattin Estate Records, 1847-56, Part 2 / Paul Gorry — Thirty Five Years in West Wicklow (“Going to the Country”) / Rhoda Byrne — Appreciations: John Ó Donovan, Jimmy Nolan of The Wood, Joseph Morrin — Book Reviews / Joseph Rattigan and Paul Gorry — List of Members.

Extra #1: Contains black & white photographs and cover illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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