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No.10 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society – 2019

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The tenth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history.  This edition promises to cover many interesting topics relating to West Wicklow and further afield.  At a time when there is a heightened interest in our past and the people who lived in that time and the events that took place, we highly recommend this exciting journal.


  • Archaeological excavations on Baltinglass Hill - Alan Hawkes
  • Guests of the Crown: Wicklow men in the Curragh Internment Camps, 1921 - James Durney
  • Silk manufacturing in Rathmore County Kildare (1784-1786) - James Robinson M. Phil
  • Preaching the suffrage gospel in County Wicklow: A local prespective on the women's suffrage campaign, 1908-1918 - Rosemary Raughter
  • Ballymore Eustace Woollen Mills -  Jim Corley
  • Cecil Frances Alexander and her connection to County Wicklow - Sarah Gillespie
  • County Kildare during the War of Independence, 1919-1921 - Michael Murphy
  • Language matters: the importance of Irish in local place-name lore - Its Roddy
  • Shops around the Blessington Lake - Séamus Balfe
  • Flax growing and linen weaving in Imaal in the 1820s - John Hussey
  • Book review: John Hussey's The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow - 1678 to 1800s - Jim Corley
  • The land for the people - Joe McArdle
  • The Boyestowne Lordship - Baltyboys, Tulfarris & Humphreystown, 1650-1850 - Brendan Corrigan
  • William Dargan and the Dublin and Wicklow Railway - Andrew Keating
  • Aspects of life in County Wicklow during the Emergency - James Scannell
  • Collapse at Burgage - Brian McCabe
  • 'He regarded their interests and his own as interwoven': The impact of the 1903 Wyndham Land Act on the Mansfields of Morristown Lattin, 1903-1929 - Evan Comerford
  • A listing of some people living on the Baltinglass estate of the Earl of Aldborough, 1767-1794 - Richard B. Lennon
  • Macra na Feirme and the origin of secondary education in west Wicklow - P.J. Hanlon
  • Nineteenth-century emigration from South Wicklow: from Coollattin to Canada - Kevin Lee
  • Did you ever dance to these bands in Blessington or Manor Kilbride 1971-73 - Declan O'Connor
  • Goodbye to Fortgranite, a much loved family home - Mark Shirley-Beaven
  • Mullaghmast - early monuments and mythologies - Cora Crampton
  • Rathyvilly Church of Ireland memorial inscriptions from the church and churchyard - Paul Gorry
  • Baltinglass bridewell and courthouse - Chris Lawlor