No. 5 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society


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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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