Great turnout for launch
THERE was a fantastic turnout at Market House in Dunlavin last week ad the West Wicklow Historical Society unveiled its latest journal.
Cllr Edward Timmons had the honour of launching the society’s ninth journal, edited by Chris Lawlor and Donal McDonnell, on Tuesday, November 7.
Included in the publication is an article by Seamus Balfe and John Hussey on Sheep wash-holes in west Wicklow as well as articles by Hollywood historians Johnny Glennon and Brendan Corrigan.
The diverse range of topics covered include the Plymouth Brethren in Baltinglass, fresh water wildlife, the Dublin to Blessington tram, medieval crescent stones, wool weaving in the 1820s and the origin of the Baltinglass place-name Lathaleere. The Wicklow Grand Jury presentments for 1793 are reproduced and there is an account of the financial impact of the Civil War on West Wicklow in 1922-1923.
There is also a report on the recent archaeological digs on Baltinglass Hill.
The 170-page journal is now on sale for €10 in Blessington Bookshop, Daly’s shop in Hollywood and Dermot Hughes’ shop in Dunlavin.
Paul Gorry, Padraig Hoxey and Karl Leonard.
Sheila O’Toole and Kate Lyons.
Mary Doyle-Powell and Phyllis Flanagan.