Enniskerry Petty Sessions, Dec 1912

Enniskerry Petty Sessions, Dec 1912

James Scannell writes about some law and order records from 1912. In 1913 the enforcement of law and order was very different to that of today. Society expected the police to enforce the law, no matter how trivial the offence,…

Lough Bray Upper

Ina Boyle

Dr Ita Beausang writes about Ina Boyle, formerly of Bushy Park, whose work features in the forthcoming Wicklow In Song event, 23rd August in support of Bray Cancer Support Centre and the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. Ina Boyle (1889-1967) was a…

Joseph (Patrick) Wogan’s census return for New York 1905

A search for my Enniskerry pedigree

Úna Wogan writes about her impressive work on researching her family history: The first rule of genealogy is to start with the living, gather the knowledge of the family from those that are still here. So this is what we…

William Norman Rae: Asparagus at Onagh

William Norman Rae: Asparagus at Onagh

At Curtlestown, there is a headstone that caught my eye: In Loving Memory of | WILLIAM JOHN NORMAN RAE | M.A. (Cantab) S.c.D (Dub) | Professor of Chemistry and Physics | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | Onagh, Enniskerry…

Gathering our Genealogies: 2013 Journal Call for Submissions

Gathering our Genealogies: 2013 Journal Call for Submissions

Submissions are invited for articles to the 2013 Journal of Enniskerry and Powerscourt Local History. The theme this year is “Gathering our Genealogies“. The journal is a serial published in hard copy annually. Previous journal issues can be found on…

Volume 2 of Journal Now Online

Volume 2 of Journal Now Online

Volume 2 of the Journal has been published. You can read all of it or individual contributions at the Journal page. It is possible to purchase a hard-copy of the Journal and an e-copy for your Kindle. Enjoy!

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…

Pat and Tommy Delaney

Growing up in Enniskerry 1940 – 1966

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 Tommy Delaney. 1940 to 1944 The memory of first…

The Reverend Ernest Hamilton Whelan

The Reverend Ernest Hamilton Whelan

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 Judy Cameron. The Reverend Ernest Hamilton Whelan began his…

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