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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 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 ...
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 ...
Censorship, Concerts, Cards and Carnegie
A social history of Carnegie libraries in Wicklow and Ireland
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 ...
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 ...
Danny O'Brien - comedian and ...dog walker
Man walks dog – saves World That is a headline I have wanted to write for a long time. And it’s ...
Deirde Doyle - cooking for kids every day (often in fancy dress)
Deirdre Doyle – Cool Food School In a theme familiar to readers of these pages from Wicklow Good News Deirdre Doyle’s ...
Eva Blake - documenting families in their homes
Eva Blake – Photographer Eva Blake has launched her own Wicklow version of the global Front Door Portrait project in Kilmacanogue. ...
Foraging - forget empty shelves in supermarkets - there is food all around you
Geraldine Kavanagh, Professional Forager Geraldine has always been interested in nature, even as a child she rarely watched television and spent ...
Gavin Clifford - from his dream job of making gin to making hand sanitizer
Gavin Clifford – from making gin to hand sanitizer Gavin Clifford is the founder and inspiration behind the boutique Irish Bonac ...
Glen Whelan - Volunteer with Brave Charlie Tango bikers
I foolishly asked Glen why Tango and not Delta at the start of our conversation but he pointed out it ...