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No. 8 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society

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This eighth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. The articles span the centuries from c.1000 BC to modern times and feature locations from Hollywood to New South Wales. The most extensive article in this issue is by James O’Driscoll and concerns itself with the hillforts of the Baltinglass area and the techniques used in their construction.


Tubber and the Castle Leslie Connection: An Overview of Tubber House and Demesne, c. 1764 -1824  by Emma Lyons

Hillfort Construction at Baltinglass: Building Ireland's hillfort capital by James O'Driscoll

From Crime to Wine: The Claytons of New South Wales by Margaret Smith

Robert Pipho and the Baltinglass Rebellion by Brendan Corrigan

"Yes, this is Wicklow": Recovering George Francis Savage-Armstrong as a poet of Wicklow by Rosemary Raughter

Not So Doddery: The Dunlavin Solicitor, Mr. Dodd by Declan O'Connor

A Black and Tan Executed by D.J. Kelly

A Famous Row between Two Publicans in 1886  by John Glennon

Rathdangan and Kilmoate: My Native Area by Peadar C. O'Cuilinn

In the Shadow of Joseph Holt  by Henry Austin

Death on a Country Road  by James Scannell

Poor Men and Poor Women  by Joe McArdle

Two August 1911 Cycling Mishaps by James Scannell

The Dunlavin Massacre: Two Ballads of 1798  by Chris Lawlor