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Seeing the Woods AND the Trees

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Full title: If trees could talk: Wicklow’s trees and woodlands over four centuries

Creator / Author: Michael Carey

Item Type / Page count: Book / 290p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: COFORD National Council for Forest Research and Development / Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

About: Wicklow is the most forested county in Ireland. This book, which is aimed at a general readership, looks at the historical background to this. It also details the many uses of timber and timber products over the centuries. As well as being a history of Wicklow’s woodlands, it can also be seen somewhat as a history of rural Wicklow itself.

ID number(s): 1902696646

Chapters:  Acknowledgements – Preface – [Section 1. The Woodland Resource] – Historic background – How big was the woodland resource? – Gathering evidence on past woodland cover: Archaeology, Pollen analysis, Documentary record, Ecological survey, Place names, Iconography – Woodland in the ancient past in Ireland and Wicklow – Woodland cover in Wicklow in recent centuries – Visitors’ and commentators’ views on the woodland resource – Woodland cover clues from maps and surveys – Sixteenth and seventeenth century maps and documents – Seventeenth century surveys: The Civil Survey (1654-56), Seventeenth century Shillelagh land resource surveys, Other seventeenth century documentary sources, Survey of the Meath estate 1679 – Eighteenth century surveys: Woodland surveys of the Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate (Coolattin estate) 1724-1764 – Miscellaneous eighteenth and nineteenth century maps and paintings: Bayly estate maps, Ballyarthur 1700 and 1810, Tighe estate, Rosanna, Ashford 1756-1820, Jacob Nevill map of Co. Wicklow 1760, Updated Nevill map 1798, Jacob Nevill map of the Powerscourt demesne 1763, Downshire estate maps, Blessington 1785-1806, Early nineteenth century estimate of woodland area (Fraser 1801), Evidence from eighteenth and nineteenth century paintings – The Ordnance Survey 1835-40 – 1841 Census of Ireland – Nineteenth and twentieth century photographic evidence of woodland – Twentieth century surveys: John Nisbet survey 1903 – Woodland expansion and transformation in the twentieth century – Summary – [Section 2. Tree planting over the centuries] Background to tree planting – Legislation on tree planting – The plant hunters – Eighteenth and nineteenth century planting initiatives: The Dublin Society, Tenant tree planting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Tenant tree planting under the Tree Registration Scheme 1788-1905, Estate tree planting in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries- Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate, Tighe estate at Rosanna, Ashford 1718-1874, Downshire estate-the Coronation Plantation, Planting at Charleville estate, 1840’s onwards, Kilmacurragh, Killruddery estate, Powerscourt, La Touche, Bellevue, Mount Usher and Glencormac Gardens, John Nisbet survey (nineteenth century estate planting) – Planting in the twentieth century: The Avondale initiative 1905-1915, Other recent twentieth century initiatives – [Section 3. Woodland industries] Introduction – Timber-using sectors: Ship building, House building and firewood, Pipe and barrel staves for the provision trade, Bark for tanning leather, Charcoal and iron smelting – Woodland business at Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: The estate, Woodland business, Trespass and protection of the coppices, Summary, The twentieth century at the Watson-Wentworth-Fitzwilliam estate – Woodland business at the Tighe estate, Rosanna, Ashford — Woodland business at the Powerscourt estate, Enniskerry — Woodland business at the Ballyarthur estate, Avoca Valley — Woodland business at the Castle Howard estate, Avoca Valley — Woodland business in Wicklow in the twentieth century – Epilogue – Appendix 1 – Appendix 2 – Appendix 3 – Index.

WW Connection #1: Some of the key areas referred to in the text include Kilbride, Russborough, Tulfarris, Rathsallagh, Oakwood, Humewood and Coolattin.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #3: Includes several colour photographs, maps, other illustrations and tables.

 

Carmel O’Toole’s Glorious Glenmalure

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Full title: Glenmalure: the wild heart of the mountains: a valley and its people

Creator / Author: Carmel O’Toole

Item Type / Page count: Book / 336p

When Published: 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: [The Author] / Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow

About: A wide-ranging and beautifully produced hardback book which relates the history of Glenmalure and stories of its people. The content of this substantial book is meticulously and widely researched and includes oral testimonies. Every aspect is brought to life with lively text which is interspersed with glorious photographs and illustrations. This book will stand as the definitive history of this lovely valley for years to come.

ID number(s): 9781873489154

Contents: Acknowledgements — Introduction – Glenmalure Timeline – Glenmalure Map – Early Inhabitants & Religious Settlements — Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne: Firebrand of the Wicklow Mountains — The Battle of Glenmalure — The Escape of the Ulster Princes (Red Hugh O’Donnell and Art O’Neill) — Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne 1580-1597 – The Twelve Graves – Glenmalure 1798-1803 — The Military Road — Glenmalure Lodge – Mining in Glenmanlure — The Last House in the Glen – The Shadow of the Glen: J.M. Synge and Glenmalure – Tragic Accidents in the Mountains near Glenmalure – Forestry Men and Timber Men — Sheep Farming in the Hills: old traditions and new methods — Glenmalure: reflections / Fr. Willie Walshe — Ballinacor Estate – Kirikee School 1881-1969 — GAA in Glenmalure — Glenmalure Today.

Appendix I – Bibliography.

Appendix II – Townlands, Placenames and Local Names of Glenmalure. Glenmalure – Conavalla and local place names in Conavalla — Ballinagoneen and local place names in Ballinagoneen – Cullentragh Park and local place names in Cullentragh Park — Ballinafunshoge and local place names in Ballinafunshoge – Ballyboy and local place names in Ballyboy – Ballybraid and local place names in Ballybraid — Carriglinneen and local place names in Carriglinneen — Kirikee and local place names in Kirikee — Ballinabarney and local place names in Ballinabarney – Ballintombay Lower and local place names in Ballintombay Lower – Camenabologue and local place names in Camenabologue — Barravore and local place names in Barravore – Ballinaskea / Bolenaskea and local place names in Ballinaskea / Bolenaskea — Clonkeen and local place names in Clonkeen — Corrasillagh and local place names in Corrasillagh — Carrawaystick and local place names in Carrawaystick — Clohernagh and local place names in Clohernagh — Drumgoff and local place names in Drumgoff — Fananierin and local place names in Fananierin — Ballinacor and local place names in Ballinacor – Banks on the road.

Appendix III – Poems & Songs of Glenmalure. Glenmalure / Anon. – Glenmalure / Jim Byrne – Feagh McHugh / Thomas D’Arcy McGee – Follow Me Up To Carlow / P.J. McCall – The Battle of Glenmalure / M.J. McCann — The Battle of Glenmalure / Anon. – The Death of Feagh McHugh O’Byrne / MacKeohoe – Gleann Maoliúra / Biddy Jenkinson – At the Mass Rock / Jim Byrne – The Outlaw’s Bridal / Anon. – Michael Dwyer / T.D. Sullivan – Michael Dwyer / Peadar Kearney – The Rebel’s Grave / Jim Byrne – Glenmalure / Dave Curtis – The Lone Hiker / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Daughters of Wild Glenmalure / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Croaghanmoira / Jane Clarke – The Curate of Greenane / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Jim Connolly / Peter Cunningham-Grattan – Old Ballinacor G.A.A. Song / Christy Hughes – Kathleen / Jane Clarke – Lovely Wicklow / W..J. Duffy – Glenmalure / Jim Byrne.

Appendix IV – Leaders in Glenmalure. Michael Dwyer (1772-1825) – John Mernagh (1770-1857) – Patrick Grant (1761-1800) – Hugh Vesty Byrne (1770-1842) – Extract from the Memoirs of Miles Byrne.

Extra #1: Includes numerous photographs, maps and other illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

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

If You Go Down to the Woods Today

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Full title: County Wicklow [Book Chapter]

Creator / Author: Donal Magner

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 41pp

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Lilliput Press / 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7.

Parent Publication [book]: Stopping by woods: a guide to the forests and woodlands of Ireland / by Donal Magner / pp 476-516

About: This is just one chapter in a guidebook that lists and details, on a county-by-county basis, more than 300 forests and woodlands in Ireland that are open for public access. The author, who describes 27 woodlands in Wicklow, comments that “Wicklow is regarded as the home of Irish forestry. It has maintained its links – however tenuous – with the great primeval forests”.

ID number(s): 9781843511700 / 9781843511694

Contents Aughrim [Sean Linehan Walk] – Avondale – Ballinafunshoge – Ballinastoe – Ballygannon – Ballymoyle Hill – Baravore – Cloghleagh — Cloon-Oak Glen – Coronation Plantation — Crone – Deputy’s Pass – Devil’s Glen – Djouce – Glenart Wood – Glendalough – Glen of the Downs – Kindlestown – Kippure – Knocksink – Meetings [Avoca] – Mount Kennedy – Rath Wood – Russelstown – Tomnafinnoge – Trooperstown – Vale of Clara.

Extra #1: Includes plans of each woodland, colour photographs and county map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

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

Extra #4: Link to this item on the Publisher’s website

All Our Places in One Place

 

 

 

Full title: Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann = Placenames Database of Ireland

Creator / Author: FIONTAR in collaboration with The Placenames Branch (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.logainm.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of August 2013.

Publisher / Place of Publication: Fiontar / Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

About: This is the ‘go to’ location for looking up all our placenames. It is fully searchable in Irish or English and returns information on the correct spelling of the name, the meaning of the name, the audible pronunciation of the name and the location of the place on a map of Ireland. In addition, an archival records function allows you to see how the name developed over the centuries. This award-winning site also contains much supplementary material on the topic and will repay endless visits.

Contents: [County Wicklow Only – correct as of 14/08/2013] — Baronies (8) — Electoral districts (83) — Civil parishes (60) — Towns (28) — Townlands (1363) — Localities (1) — Sub-townlands (2) — Population centres (38) — Rivers (28) — Fords (1) — Bays (1) — Passes (6) –Roads (9) — Castles (1) — Cairns (6) — Crossroads (5) — Hills (16) — Woods (10) — Rocks (4) — Promontories (5) — Bridges (22) — Sandhills (1) — Waterfalls (3) — Valleys (19) — Features (2) — Man-made features (8) — Enclosures (2) — Lakes (15) — Ecclesiastical sites (10) — Hollows (1) — Minor features (20) — Bogs (1) — Fields (3) — Monuments (13) — Mountains and mountain ranges (59) — Streets (121) — Streams (12) — Houses (11) — Wells (1) — Caves, souterrains (1).

Extra #1: Browse through the County Wicklow elements mentioned above.

Extra #2: See sample entry for Carnew

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