No. 9 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society


This ninth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history is the most substantial yet with articles of the highest quality. A diverse range of topics is covered from medieval stone lamps and sheep wash-holes to the Plymouth Brethren and railway accidents. The most extensive article in this issue is by Chris Lawlor which looks at the impact of the Civil War on ordinary citizens as reflected in compensation claim records.


-Lathaleere- The Evolution of a Place-Name by Paul Gorry

-Death in the Glen of Imaal – 16 September 1941 by James Scannell

-The Plymouth Brethren and the Baltinglass Connection by Cora Crampton

-The Boyestowne Lordship – Baltyboys, Tulfarris & Humphreystown 1650-1850 by Brendan Corrigan

-County Wicklow Grand Jury Presentments, Summer Assizes, 1793

-William Hanbridge’s Recollections of Wool-weaving in the 1820s by John Hussey

-A Light into Medieval Ireland: Some thoughts on cresset-stones and a previously undocumented example from Newry townland, Southwest Wicklow by Lorcan Harney

-Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy: Early Queensland Pioneers by Pauleen Cass

-Odd Fish in West Wicklow by Christopher Moriarty

-Sheep Wash-holes in West Wicklow by Seamus Balfe and John Hussey

-A Fatal Accident on the Dublin & Blessington Tramline in 1912 by James Scannell

-Ernest Molyneaux of The Decoy by Tom Molyneaux

-Tuckmills in West Wicklow by John Hussey

– Trouble with the Points by James Scannell

-Raids, Requisitions and Recompense: The Civil War’s Impact on West Wicklow, 1922-3 -by Chris Lawlor

-Review: Brendan Corrigan’s “The History of Hollywood, Co. Wicklow” -John Glennon

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