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Thanks a million for that correction Peter, very often the old postcards referred to general areas such as this. Glad to have the local knowledge (and memories). Deirdre (editor)
The picture, Vale of Avoca, is in fact Woodenbridge. In the foreground, lies the loco engine turntable and to the right was the signal box. The rivers bend is where my brother and I waded accross to the Woodenbridge Golf Links on the left. The wooden bridge gave access to same, and Glenart sited high above the links, where we caddied as boys. The view in the distance is actually Arklow, where we lived. Regards Peter O’ Toole
Hi Joan, there is a link to the farm’s website in this article https://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/lifestyle/growing-hemp-in-the-hills-of-wicklow-39844867.html
Is it possible to get a postal address or an e mail address for Edward Hanbidge who lives between Kiltegan and Baltinglass? He raises cattle, sheep, and hemp on his farm.
Quite a number of years ago we visited him at Englishtown as that was the place my great great grandfather lived for a time. He and his sister were so gracious in showing us around and visiting with us, and I would like to get in contact with him.
My father is William smyth he is 6th from the left on the bottom row of the football team photo
In correspondence with the RCB in Dublin concerning the missing Aghold Registers from 1766 to 1781, it would appear that these pages were either lost or too badly damaged to survive. From RCB Dear Ross, the register we hold is a bound volume, and this is all that remains. It may be than a page was lost before being placed with us . This could well be the case if prior to binding, the register was in very poor condition. So, I suppose we have to be thankful that something survived at all Kind regards Jennifer Murphy Library Assistant RCB Library Breamor Park Churchtown
The Hopkins family of Corndog in all likelihood attended the C o I at Moyne Parish (from 1813) and previous to that at Hacketstown. Records for the period that would have covered the births or marriages of the Hopkins were destroyed in the 1922 Four Courts Fire.
Previous to that, the Hopkins “may” have attended Aghold or Kilcommon, but my search of those records has not been successful. This is frustrated by the fact that the Aghold records for c1760 – c1780 are missing.
I therefore doubt that a search of parish records will prove fruitfull.
I am most interested in contacting Candice Hopkins regarding the Charles Hopkins/Mary Bellingham marriage. I believe this to be an error being proliferated on Ancestry.
It was extraordinary for me to come across the 1947 photo of my great grandfather ‘Steenie’ Mulvey on your website. That photo is familiar to me since childhood as my grandmother Mary Ellen Barry (née Mulvey) was Steenie’s eldest child and that photo was proudly displayed on her mantelpiece all my life until she died in 1998. My brother has it now and I have a copy. My dad Stephen (Steve) Barry was named after Steenie and remembered him well.
Catherine ino longer have your email address
What a fascinating piece. I have often wondered about the history of this point to point. My father, Standish Collen, is one of the jockeys in the photo!!!!
I am a Mullarney, and I live in Ballymanus Upper, Glenealy, though born and brought up in Dublin. I am amazed to read this!
Hi Jim, I’m doing local history in Newtownmountkennedy. A local landowner is under the impression that her property in Killadreenan townland was once part of the Fitzwilliam estate. I know that Wm Parsons did own land in this area, and that Wentworth took much of it from him. Do you know if any of Killadreenan townland was ever in the Fitzwilliam estate? Thanks for getting back to me.
Well done Rosemary! Who’d have thought it? Opposition to improving ordinary people’s supply of information is ever opposed by those who hold privilege in a society. The US is currently a sad example of this.
Are there lists of the names of those killed in the 98 battles and repression in Wicklow in the 98?
Is there a list if those who were killed in the 98 in Wicklow or who were members of either the United Irishmen or the Orange Order and lived in Wicklow?
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
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, Sarah
I came across this person mentioned in Schools’ Collections, Dúchas while researching local history in Multyfarnham, Mullingar, co Westmeath. What a psychopath!
John – Apologies, I am only now seeing this (I do not receive notice of comments to this page so had no idea yours was here). I do not have any truly useful info for the period you mention other than of course the records on RootsIreland.ie. Others such as local archaeologist Yvonne Whitty with an office in Tinahely might well have. I am research scientist by background and have constructed an enormous family tree on Ancestry.com that includes many, many local (to this area) Byrne families and a ton of related families (over 10,000 folk in there!). My lines mainly in Askakeagh, Ballinglen and Ballymanus, some in Coolballintaggart and Askanagap and still others in many addl. townlands. These btw also include a number of directly and laterally related John and Mathew Byrne’s but of course not an uncommon name :). I also have extensive related files on multiple other data sources offline. If you’d like to learn more on that please post a safe or temporary contact email address here and we can discuss further, Best Regards, Ciaran.
Monteith’s wife was a sister of my great grandfather, Thomas Burke.
Hello Niamh, the exhibition will be in Wicklow Library for the rest of September – I hope you enjoy it. Also, you can collect a free copy of our publication “Wicklow and the War of Independence” when you come. Regards, Catherine Wright, Archives Service. (A limited amount of free copies were available on launching the book).
Hello Candice, I can check our parish records for you and will email you shortly. Regards, Catherine Wright, Archives Service.
Hello Michael, You can collect a copy from Wicklow Town library if you are nearby, or email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can post one out to you. Regards, Catherine Wright, Archives Service
Good afternoon Is this books still available? Kind Regards
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