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As I said above I am descended from the Doolittle/ Morgan and Kavanagh families all from Wicklow and I would love to find a marriage date for my Great Grandmother Margaret Doolittle who married William morgan who is actually mentioned on this page PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN as I am at a roadblock Thanks so much Georgina Australia
Reading about Doolittles and Morgans who are my ancestors was so interesting and I would love to find out more b ut living in Australia it is hard to get information sometime but I find this site very interesting
My Grandfather Albert James Patrick Howell (AJP) was registered as being born at Mount Kennedy in 1876. Patrick is not a family name and we assume it was applied in recognition of the Irish connection. My father was named George Patrick, and I am Ian Patrick. My son is James Edward – no more Irish connection! AJP’s father was a gamekeeper from the Bineham estate in East Sussex, owned by the Blencowe (or Blencoe) family who, I assume, were in Ireland for the shooting season. Who were the owners of Mount Kennedy at that time and did they have any interests in Sussex?
I too, have Eliza as my 4th Great Grandmother, my family descend through Amelia Helen Roebuck. What a tough lady was Eliza! From Ireland to Tasmania, and then Amelia travelled north into NSW and planted the seeds to my family tree. I would never have found any of them if not for taking an ancestry DNA test. Very proud to be another strong woman sprouting from a strong and resilient tree branch, attached to some very strong Irish roots. Tanya Sawyer.
Thanks for the positive feedback Mary. Yes the information gathered, and the resulting trail is the result of years of research, mostly driven by the local communities in the Glendalough, Laragh and Glenmalure areas. It is a fascinating and unique part of Wicklow’s heritage, and a stunning (though long!) walk.
This is a powerful, well researched and (in my opinion) really important gathering of facts and gives the mining operations in this area context for all interested people to build on.
Good news, I was there on tuesday, a month after my last visit, and the work has all been completed and works great.
Hi Karl, Thanks for the positive feedback on the Avonmore Way. Regarding your specific access issue/query you may to follow up directly with the Wicklow Trails office, see https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/925db9-rural-recreation-officers/#wicklow
It is a lovely bridge, which makes great access to the Avonmore Way, but access to bridge on south side of river is very difficult, especially for older walkers, as it is very unfinished, and makes it dangerous to get on the bridge. It would not require much work to to provide a proper step up to bridge.
Hi Kristine, In reply to your comment, it would be helpful if you could let me know which article on the website you are referring to. I am assuming it is the article https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/places/baltinglass/the_life_of_jenny_wyse_power ? The author of that article, Cora Crampton is a recognised authority on the life of Jenny Wyse Power and states ‘The Wyse Powers declared their support for Parnell during the political crisis that erupted following the leader’s involvement in the O’Shea divorce case in 1890. The scandal caused a bitter split in the Irish Parliamentary party. The ‘Chief’ died suddenly in October 1891 and five months later Jennie and her husband named their only son Charles Stewart in memory of the dead leader.’ I believe this information to be factually correct. Incidentally , another article on our website on the life of Anna Parnell does indeed recount Anna’s involvement in the Lady’s Land League and the subsequent rift with Charles Stewart Parnett as per ‘The Tale of the Great Sham’, see https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/people/our_wicklow_women-2/anna_parnell. We highly value the contributions of all those who take the time and effort to submit articles to our community resource. While we generally welcome comments and understand that opinions differ, we would expect all comments to be respectful and courteous.
It was mercury not die that was used in the manufacturing of hats that poisoned people.
Richard Thomas Langrell was the first settler in Pine Valley near Baker City OR. He operated a saw mill and later the Langrell store. In 1905 he retired and moved to Baker City.
Any infomar location of the WW1 german submarine that slammed into the Arklow Sandbanks. The diver that related the description told me circa 2001 and was an integral part of the diving surveys for the wind turbines off Arklow. He relayed also about the shifting sands but remarked that he found lightship, submarine, plane, ships all along proposed site of wind turbines but as they would deter the placement of said turbines, the locations were not reported.
I also saw mention of this WW1 uboat in the listing of ‘wrecks of Ireland’ publication.
I am shocked and horrified that you declared Jennie Wyse Power was a Parnellite. You obviously know little about the woman and her strong involvement with the Ladies Land League. She and Anna Parnell loathed Parnell for many reasons. He terminated their great work with the LLL…Read The Tale of the Great Sham if you doubt me. She was a member of Inghinidhe na hEireann working closely with Maud Gonne and others. How could she with her Fenian Upbringing ever go for Home Rule…attached to Westminster! I hope this appalling error will be rectified. I await your reply. K. B.
I am also a great grand daughter of Steenie Mulvey and was also familiar with this photo as a child. My grandmother, Julia Anne Pressland, was Steenie’s 3rd child and lived in North Finchley. I can still vividly remember visiting Mary, your grandmother, for the first time in the early 1980s with my parents Pat and Tony.
Thank you for taking the time to point that out. I have made that change in the article now.
Wow! Such varied uses.
Samuel Hayes did not design and build Avondale house James Wyatt did.
Hi Colm, my name is Robert Haskins and I am a direct descendant of a man called Thomas Haskins who was the Grandfather of Abraham Haskins mentioned in your most interesting paper. I wonder if you have made any progress in your research regarding the Haskins family time in Coolkenno Hall.
updating previous . Richard Byrne ( exiled to Australia after 1798) was son of Murtagh Byrne . He was a Wicklow county delegate .He was arrested in company of Thomas Brady who was recruiting at Avoca Mines .
PS, looking at the photos a second time I think there is a possibility that the family group may have been taken at Greenan??
Hello, I was v interested to come across your Grant family research – I have also just started to try and find information about the Grants at Greenan Mór and so far can say that in the 1901 census Thomas Grant 80 yoa and his wife Julia 60 yoa, are living there. Also I have info that a John Grant was born at Greenan in 1786 – he later became a Catholic priest and became parish priest (1826-63) in Wicklow town and was responsible for having St Patrick’s Church constructed.
For our family history in Australia, re Richard Whaley and Sarah Jackson about 1860-70, I would dearly love an update of what the Lord’s property then is like post 2020 — how large, natural growth, walking trails, restored house, any graves etc etc
I really enjoyed reading this story about Tomas which made me think about real loneliness. I have sometimes thought I am lonely in my old age, but this extreme experience puts things back in proportion. Very well narrated by Jerry.
I am very embarassed that I haven’t noticed your comment that you posted over 3 years ago. I am very excited to know you are related to Patrick Newsome. My email is email@example.com. I would love to share information. Gayle Viera
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