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A Little Miscellany of Things and Times Past #2

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Full title: West County Wicklow Notes

Creator / Author: C. M. Drury

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 7p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V, No. 8, pp. 325-331

When Published: January 1908

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

About:   The author provides another miscellaneous collection of observations and information about areas in West Wicklow and East Carlow ranging from Baltinglass to Rathvilly to Tullow, Clonmore, Hacketstown and Kiltegan.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: includes small illustrations of the gateway at Fortgranite and the bridge at Rathvilly.

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Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for the author of this article.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for the author of this article.

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


Sixth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 6, 2011

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors, joint editors Chris Lawlor, Donal McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 100p

When Published: 2011

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

About: The sixth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue contains articles featuring locations as diverse as Calverstown, Co. Kildare, Glen of Imaal, High Park and Australia. The major article in this edition is ’Pastimes’ by Joseph McArdle, a fictional account of life in the Tuckmill area of Baltinglass in the late 19th century. It is a chapter from a manuscript entitled ‘The Hillside Farm, or How We Lived in the Eighties’. Another chapter from this manuscript was published in Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 5, 2009.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: A word from the Chairman — Ramblings of the Secretary — Death in the valley / James Durney — Blackhall Castle, Calverstown, Co. Kildare  / Cora Crampton – Knockpatrick Hill legend / Dorothy Leonard — Michael Dwyer and Bridget Brown of Cummock / David Ward — The role of  horses in farm life in the 1920’s / Stanley Jackson — Miscellaneous biographical notices relating to Baltinglass, appearing in newspapers, 1748-1904 / Paul Gorry – Martin Byrne, 1815-1892 / Dermot Kavanagh and Brian Kavanagh — Farewell to the 25-pounder field gun / James Scannell — Hollywood, an historic village /  John Glennon — Passage tombs in West Wicklow / Mairéad Connellan — Pastimes / Joseph McArdle — The Westbys and High Park House / Peadar Cullen — St. Nicholas’s Holy Well, Tournant / Chris Lawlor — Christmas Day 1910 Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway timetable / James Scannell.

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

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Lowdown on High Park & Westby Family

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Full title: The Westbys and County Wicklow

Creator / Author: Peadar C. Cullen

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 12p

Journal Information: Local History Review, Vol. 15, pp47-58

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Federation of Local History Societies / No Location Given

About: An article which introduces the Westby Family and details how their lands at High Park went on to become the home of the Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society.

ID number(s): 0790-4655

WW Connection #1: The lands at High Park are located in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

WW Connection #2: The author is a local historian who resides at Killamoat, Rathdangan, Co Wicklow.

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