Book re­calls vil­lage life

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - PICTURES -

A RE­CENTLY launched book pro­vides plenty of in­for­ma­tion on the his­tory of Manor Kil­bride vil­lage.

The Kil­bride Book - Mem­o­ries of Manor Kil­bride was com­plied by Brenda O’Brien, Ita Dono­hue and Tom McKeon and is packed full of pho­tographs and sto­ries about life in the vil­lage.

Some peo­ple may be fa­mil­iar with some of the pho­tos and news­pa­per clip­pings used, but a great deal of the book’s con­tent is from pri­vate col­lec­tions that have never pre­vi­ously been pub­lished. Many fam­i­lies opened up their fam­ily al­bums dur­ing the process of com­pil­ing the book and gave per­mis­sion for the use of per­sonal pho­tographs and events.

The new book was of­fi­cially launched just be­fore Christ­mas in Manor Kil­bride Com­mu­nity Hall.

The book cov­ers all as­pect of vil­lage life in Manor Kil­bride, from the changes that have oc­curred down through the years to how peo­ple lived their lives dur­ing the chang­ing decades.

A great deal of the con­tent also re­lates to the lo­cal GAA club, as is the case with so many Ir­ish vil­lages.

While the book does re­count dif­fer­ent his­tor­i­cal events in Manor Kil­bride, it is more a col­lec­tion of pho­tos and ar­ti­cles about the area and the many char­ac­ters who have called the vil­lage home.

Some of the con­tribut­ing ar­ti­cles were writ­ten by lo­cal res­i­dents.

Ita Dono­hoe, co-au­thor of The Kil­bride Book, with Pat Dono­hoe and Aidan Cruise. Jo Keogh, co-au­thor Tom McKeon and Sheila McKeon.

Shane Tis­dall and Caoimhe Donoghue.

Brenda O’Brien, Ita Dono­hoe and Tom McKeon, co-au­thors of The Kil­bride Book.

Tommy Brady and Marie O’Hara at the launch of The Kil­bride Book in Manor Kil­bride.

Ann O’Brien and Elaine Ward.

Thomas and Austin Tis­dall.

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