50th Anniversary and 3rd Birthday

50th Anniversary and 3rd Birthday

December 2013 marks the 3rd anniversary of this website and to celebrate, I have a treat. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Canon Stokes’ wonderful lecture “The Parish of Powerscourt“. I have transcribed this lecture to make it available to…

Talk: Tales from a Country Churchyard

Talk: Tales from a Country Churchyard

A must-see talk is coming up at Kilmacanogue History Society on Tuesday December 3rd. Judy Cameron has done an enormous amount of work documenting the lives of those buried at St Patrick’s Church, Enniskerry. She has previously created a graveyard…

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,…

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….

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…

Driving seat: Richard (Dick) Seery, back seat: Joey Troy, front left with cap: Ned Doogan, front right: Charile or Ned Tuite

(Thanks to Dick Seery)

In the driving seat

Something tells me they didn’t own this car… You can see all of the latest photos collected at the Gathering weekend at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61581709@N03/ Is this the same day? (Thanks to Dick Seery)

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…

(L-R): Catriona Monaghan, Cormac Mac Raois, Angela O'Neill, Kay Smithers, Una Davis, Pauline Slevin, Tom Slevin, Mairead Gregory, John Clarke

School Days

After an incredible 45 years in service, Kay Smithers retired in 1982. She taught at least two if not three generations of Enniskerry children. Her career began before the “new” school was built beside St Mary’s Church. Here is a…

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…