No. 5 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society


The fifth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Baltyboys to Kiltegan with contributions from natives of the area. Also featured is a major article by Chris Lawlor on Tithe, Protest and Criminality around Dunlavin during the years 1823-1845.


-All the Year Round by Joseph McArdle

-St. Patrick’s Missionary Society: S.P.S. (The Kiltegan Fathers) by Peadar C. O’Cuilinn

-Tithe, Protest and Criminality around Dunlavin 1823 – 1845 by Chris Lawlor

-Billy’s Country – A Childhood Memory by Kathleen Kinsella (nee Keogh)

-Baltinglass Cistercian Abbey by Mairead Connellan B.A., Dip. LIS.

-When Britannia’s Sons with their Long-range Guns Rang out in the Glen of Imaal by Liam Kenny

-Photo from the Past – John Dwyer, son of Rebel Leader Michael Dwyer by Eugene Byrne

-West Wicklow as described in the Parliamentary Gazetteer of 1846 by Jason Lawlor

-A Horse Tal by Dorothy Leonard

-Memories of Donard

-Elizabeth Smith comes to Bailyboys by Jim Corley

-Dairy Farming in West Wicklow by Stanley Jackson

-Methodists in Baltinglass – a Juvenile Obituary by Andrew Winnett

-Extracts from The Post-Chaise Companion or Travellers’ Dictionary through Ireland by Donal McDonnell

-The Development and Present State of Local Irish Historiography by Chris Lawlor

-A Dangerous Line by James Scannell

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