The Last County - Acknowledgements and Thanks


The County Wicklow Heritage Project would like to thank the following for their invaluable assistance in the production of this book:

  • Aras an Uachtaráin
  • Tom Broderick, County Development Officer
  • FAS Heritage Advisory Service
  • M.K.I. Fields, External Training Manager, FAS Dublin South & Wicklow
  • John Finlay, Chairman, County Wicklow Heritage Society
  • Brendan Flynn, Local Historian
  • Anne Ford, Branch Librarian, Wicklow
  • Brian Fox, Positive Image
  • Maureen Gelletlie, Hunter’s Hotel
  • Joe Hayes, County Librarian, Wicklow
  • Con Hogan, Wicklow County Council
  • Roif Loeber, Historian
  • Carmel Moore, Assistant Librarian, Greystones
  • Michael Mulvaney, Training Officer, FAS Dublin South & Wicklow
  • Fr. James Murphy, P.P. Kilbride and Bamdarrig
  • National Archives
  • Conor O’Brien, Avondale Chemical Company
  • Pat Power, Local Historian
  • Chris Quinn, Senior Training Officer, FAS Dublin South & Wicklow
  • Eddie Shaw, Regional Director, FAS Dublin South & Wicklow
  • Blaise Treacy, Wicklow County Manager
  • Wicklow Press Ltd.

The research, illustration and writing of this book was carried out by the County Wicklow Heritage Project.

Co-ordinators: Joan Kavanagh, Sean O’Connor, Fiona Walsh.

Trainees: Mary McCall, Trish Loughran, Hayley Dover, Sharon Noctor, Anne Doyle, Adrienne Parsons, Elva Duffy, Sinead Ryan, Glenn O’Flaherty, Laurie Whelehan, Wendy Kavanagh, Maria Wynne, Matthew Kennedy.

Additional research was carried out by trainees who worked on the Project from July 1991 to May 1992 who were: Marguerita Shanahan (Co-ordinator), Laurence Bourke, Caroline Cuffe, James Doyle, Thomas Doyle, Adele Dunne, Audrey Earls, Jo-Ann Furlong, Catherina Flynn, Kathryn Kelly, Ariadne Laurenns, Stephen Malone, Joseph McGauley, Roy Mitchell, Sandra Murphy, Michelle O’Reilly, Claire O’Toole, Seamus Ryan and Denise Stockdale.


The County Wicklow Heritage Society gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to:

Avondale Chemical Company, Rathdrum

Without the Company’s generous financial assistance the publication of this book would not have been possible.

The Society would also like to thank the Chairman and members of Wicklow County Council and the County Manager, Mr. Blaise Treacy, for their continued interest and financial commitment to the Project.

This publication is the product of a FAS Training Programme which is funded by the Local Community, the Employment Levy and EC Structural Funds.

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