Great turnout for launch

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

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.

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