About Us

This community heritage archive was created by the Wicklow Heritage Forum as an action of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan. This is a platform to share your stories about Wicklow people, places and topics,  and to store collections Wicklow County Council’s  heritage office, archives and library services, and share events and activities of mutual interest.

County Wicklow Heritage is a living community heritage archive and we are very grateful to  Wicklow heritage enthusiasts from all over the world who share their stories and make it possible.  If you like a particular article on this site,  have further information to  share, or a query,  please consider submitting a comment. All published comments can be viewed by our audience and may help you connect and share knowledge.

We are part of the Irish Community Archive Network (ICAN), supported by the National Museum of Ireland, The Creative Ireland Programme, Wicklow County Council and The Heritage Council. As well as this County Wicklow Heritage site,  we support other groups in county Wicklow to join the network and develop their own community heritage archives about their local place. Click on ‘Our Wicklow Heritage’ (or at at the top of the page) to visit our other Wicklow sites. If your group is interested in getting involved please contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer at dburns@wicklowcoco.ie

Contributing to the site

We  welcome your stories, photos and memories of our Wicklow heritage. To share your own photos, stories or information to this site please click on the ‘Contribute’ button at the top of this page. You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Comment’ button at the bottom of each page.

Comments about this page

  • In the 1901 census, John and Frank Lake are listed among nine children in house No 4, Newtownmountkennedy whose relation to the head of the household, Anne Flynn, is given as “orphant”.
    Does anyone have any idea who these children are, and why they should have been in this house?

    By Carlow Wexford (22/02/2024)
  • Hi Shane,

    The best sources for historic maps are Heritage Maps at https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/projects/heritage-maps and Ordnance Survey maps (including historical maps) at https://webapps.geohive.ie/mapviewer/index.html . Wishing you every success with your project.

    By Catherine Wright (19/07/2023)
  • Hello, I am an artist and I am looking to do a series of drawings based on, and using copies of historic maps of the areas surrounding The Great Sugarloaf mountain.

    Is it possible for me to study the relevant maps and to receive copies of these maps?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    By Shane Malone-Murphy (09/07/2023)
  • Hello Sarah,
    I will email you directly for more information and will do my best to assist your friend.
    Regards, Catherine Wright, Wicklow Archives Service

    By Catherine Wright (01/11/2021)
  • Hi I’m trying to find out about Eoin O’Brion / O’Byrne, my friend is in his late 80’s and is trying to track down any information about his grandfather who was Curator of Avondale house is the 1800’s and we believe he was the gardener at Glendalough house or Barton house in Anemoe but we have found nothing else.
    Please if you know where I can try to research or information I would be very grateful as I don’t have much time before my friend becomes too forgetful.

    Kindest regards,

    By Sarah (23/10/2021)

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