Luggala, Fancy!

Luggala, Fancy!

Soon after his coming of age in 1857, Mervyn, 7th Viscount Powerscourt began to add to his estate, and an acquisition of considerable size was a large parcel of land to the south of Powerscourt Waterfall consisting of Ballinastoe and Luggala….

Enniskerry Victorian News

Enniskerry Victorian News

Enniskerry Victorian Festival runs again this year on Sept 15th, and details of the event are at the Festival homepage. A couple of years ago I made a newspaper highlighting some news that might have been reported during Victorian times….

A visit to Killruddery House

A visit to Killruddery House

The website grandtour.ie gives plans for various types of driving tours in Wicklow and Kildare. The Great Houses tour includes the houses Killruddery, Powerscourt, Russborough, Castletown, and Carton. I have now visited four of the five, Carton so far elusive….

Mr and Mrs Reilly revisited

Mr and Mrs Reilly revisited

One of the first photos sent in to the website was this one of Mr and Mrs Reilly. All we knew was that it was possibly someone on the Powerscourt Estate, as it came from an old Wingfield album. Thanks…

Enniskerry Library, 2007, soon after renovation

Enniskerry Carnegie Library

Enniskerry Library was built in 1911, after land was made available by Lord Powerscourt (8th Viscount). His father had made land available in the same plot thirty years before for a school, which can be seen in this photo. According…

Glenbrook - from the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

The Widow Dixon

This year’s Journal features local stories and people. The articles will be published online in advance and the compiled Journal will be available from September in paperback. This article is from Michael Seery Mrs Dixon’s Barn is part of Enniskerry…

Enniskerry ca 1971

Enniskerry ca 1971

Back to history after a brief hiatus with this fantastic postcard sent in by Nivrum. It’s of Enniskerry, ca 1971. Let’s get cracking to see what can be identified. What is most striking to me is Church Hill—it’s just fields!…