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15. Ballads of Dunlavin Green
DIVERSION 15: Many people will know that Dunlavin was the scene of a mass execution (The Dunlavin massacre) in 1798, and ...
2. Saint Palladius and the Dunlavin area
Diversion 2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day To All. Today’s diversion is another reworked older article, which I thought suited the ...
3. Away with the fairies
Diversion 3.Today’s diversion is slightly different, since it comes from the world of folklore rather than ‘pure’ history. When the ...
A History of Gowle House by Colum O’Rourke
Gowle, locally pronounced by many as Gould, is a small townland bordering Killabeg, Ballyconnell, Kilquiggan and the Carlow townlands of ...
A History of Wicklow County Library Service
The Carnegie Libraries of Bray, Greystones and Enniskerry are an important part of County Wicklow’s cultural and built heritage. Erected ...
A Lockdown Stillness
The air is heavy with the scent of clean washing. Children’s sweet, squabbling voices, Pottering neighbours. A momentary, feet up, interlude, A sunshine hush. I ...
A Story of Isolation, by Jerry Rosenfarb, Avoca Writers
Those Were the Days Reflections on Isolation by Jerry Rosenfarb, Avoca Creative Writers I was a conscientious gas boiler service man. I ...
About Tich Ennis
A short memoir from David Tich Ennis Enjoy
Alison Stroh on healthy snacks and living through COVID
Alison set up her health food business in 2012, She had just returned to Ireland, had her first child and ...
All about Swifts in County Wicklow
A new guide available and a County Survey Underway!
Anne Sexton - and why Pilates can be a protection against COVID19
Anne Sexton – Pilates breath First the good news – after many years of applying, Anne Sexton Pilates is now approved ...
Annie Swords - query about an old photograph from Hackettstown
Dear Friends, I found this old photo among my mothers things and wondered if anyone in your group might have a ...
Artwork from Grace & May
Please find attached two entries for Nature on Your Doorstep from Grace Whelan age 8 and May Whelan age 6 ...
BARSS delivering hot drink to rough sleepers in and around Bray
Five years ago the Bray Area Rough Sleepers Support group was founded by a handful of volunteers. The aim was ...
Becky Allen - when the Farm Shop opened its Honesty Shop
Wanderly Wagon comes to the Tinahely Farm Shop. The Tinahely Farm Shop emerged as a small undertaking by husband and wife ...
Carnegie Libraries of County Wicklow - an exhibition
Public libraries have been at the heart of communities for over a century and represent an important part of our ...
Cathal goes into the soap business with his children
It is debatable whether Cathal is the founder of the Wicklow Soap Company or if his two small children can ...
Challenges for retail owners - Becci Harrison explains how Fishers is coping during COVID
Becci Harrison of Fishers in Newtownmountkennedy Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy is a bit of an institution in Wicklow. Founded 41 years by ...
Cllr Jodie Neary and Bee Route for Wicklow
Jodie Neary is an impatient but enthusiastic gardener. The beauty of plants growing is not lost on her, nor on ...
Colin Tyner and his field of sunflower
Colin Tyner, a farmer from Minmore, near Shillelagh, is growing a most unusual crop – a crop of sunflowers this ...
Comrade and Chemist: Howard Colman Rowe Of Arklow
Introduction In late August 1897 the Wicklow Newsletter carried notification of the opening of a new business enterprise in Arklow. The ...
Conor O'Leary - the silver lining to COVID19 is that Purple House can help people nationwide
Purple House is a community-based, cancer-support services organisation based predominantly in Wicklow and South Dublin. It supports cancer patients and ...
COVID brings out Campervans
Sue Best – Lazy Days Campervans COVID and lockdown is not bad for all sectors; with the call for Irish people ...