No. 6 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society


The sixth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue contains articles featuring locations as diverse as Calverstown, Co. Kildare, Glen of Imaal, High Park and Australia. The major article in this edition is ’Pastimes’ by Joseph McArdle, a fictional account of life in the Tuckmill area of Baltinglass in the late 19th century. It is a chapter from a manuscript entitled ‘The Hillside Farm, or How We Lived in the Eighties’. Another chapter from this manuscript was published in Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 5, 2009.


-Death in the Valley – James Durney

-Blackhall Castle, Calverstown, Co. Kildare – Cora Crampton

-Knockpatrick Hill Legend – Dorothy Leonard

-Michael Dwyer and Bridget Brown of Cummock – David Ward

-The role of horses in farm life in the 1920’s – Stanley Jackson

-Miscellaneous Biographical Notices Relating to Baltinglass, Appearing in Newspapers, 1748-1904 – Paul Gorry

-Martin Byrne, 1815-1892 – Dermot and Brian Kavanagh

-Farewell to the 25-Pounder Field Gun – James Scannell

-Hollywood, an historic village – John Glennon

-Passage Tombs in West Wicklow – Mairead Connella

-Pastimes – Joe McArdle

-The Westbys and High Park House – Peadar Cullen

-St. Nicholas’s holy well, Tourant – Chris Lawlor

-Christmas Day 1910 Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway Timetable – James Scannell

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