All change.

After just over four years of running the site, the time has come to move on to pastures new. After starting rather tentatively in December 2010 with the aim of sharing some of the archives discovered while researching the village’s…

19th Century Networking in the Dargle Valley

In her illustrated talk Judy will present a fascinating insight into the working communications in Enniskerry and the Dargle valley during the 19th century.  Entrusted some time ago with a copy of a diary written by a Powerscourt curate in…

Greystones Festival of History Weekend 26-28 Sept

Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society, in association with the La Touche Legacy Committee, is hosting a Festival of History Weekend at Charlesland Golf and Country Club, Greystones, Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September. The event will open on Friday afternoon…

HERITAGE WEEK: Village Walking tour: Tues 26th Aug

Next week is Heritage Week, and on Tuesday evening, I will be giving my walking tour of the village. Meet at 6.30 pm sharp at the Town Clock in Enniskerry. the walking tour lasts about 1 hour, but feel free…

Wicklow World War 1 War Dead Memorial (Invitation)

Wicklow World War 1 War Dead Memorial (Invitation)

An unveiling of a memorial will take place at 5 – 6 pm Thursday 18th September 2014 at Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow. The Memorial will consist of 15 granite pillars listing the names of natives and residents of County Wicklow who died…

Reverse the Closure of Wicklow County Library Local Studies Section

It has been announced that Wicklow County Council have decided to close the Local Studies section in Ballywaltrim Library, Bray due to staff shortages from next Monday June 30th. This is a severely short-sighted decision. As anyone who has visited…

History Society Talks May 6th and 8th

Tuesday May 6th: Kilmacanogue History Society, Glenview Hotel, 8.30 pm Do the Irish Speak English? by Terry Dolan [details]   Thursday 8th May: Enniskerry Historical Society, Powerscourt Arms Hotel, 8.30 pm A look at Enniskerry in 1914, Jim Scanell

"Enniskerry" compilation is now free on Google Books

“Enniskerry” compilation is now free on Google Books

Last year “Enniskerry: Archives, Notes, & Stories from the Village” was published. The book was a compilation of articles from the website and other journal articles. It’s almost sold out of the second run, and as there won’t be another…

Talk at Enniskerry History Society Thurs 13th March

Talk at Enniskerry History Society Thurs 13th March

I’ll be talking at Enniskerry History Society on Thursday 13th March on the topic of my new book. It will detail some of the work I’ve being doing  on schools in Wicklow that were developed prior to the development of the…

Education in Wicklow: Forthcoming Talk at Greystones, 20 Feb

Education in Wicklow: Forthcoming Talk at Greystones, 20 Feb

On Thursday 20th February 2014, I am very honoured to be giving a talk at Greystones Archaeological and History Society. The talk title is: Education in Wicklow: From Parish Schools to National Schools. It will detail some of the work…

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…

Enniskerry Historical Society Talk 10th October

Enniskerry Historical Society Talk by Brian White Communications, Wicklow links to the 8th Wonder of the World and also Enniskerry Past, that will include the timeline of the building of the R.C. Church in Enniskerry and Lord Powerscourt horse riding…

Discovering Greystones and its Environs

Discovering Greystones and its Environs

From Rosemary Raughter, Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society The seventh volume of the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society Journal, just available, takes the form of an anthology of the area, in words and images, from the late 18th to the…

“People of Enniskerry” Photograph Exhibition

“People of Enniskerry” Photograph Exhibition

Saturday 24th August 2013 Parochial Hall Enniskerry 2 – 5pm A small portion of the Enniskerry History Exhibition held in May included a collection of old family photographs that had been shared on the Enniskerry History web site. The photos…

Heritage Week Village Walking Tour

Heritage Week Village Walking Tour

Date/Time: 21 August : 18:30 – 20:00 Admission: Free, but booking essential. Please contact: mkseery@gmail.com Event Description: Walking Tour of Enniskerry recounting its history, people, and important buildings. Event Organiser: Michael Seery Venue: Town Clock, Enniskerry, Enniskerry Village, Wicklow. Any Other Details: The walk involves narrow paths…

Enniskerry History Exhibition

Enniskerry History Exhibition

The history exhibition presented at the Gathering Weekend is now online! You can view it all by going to the History Exhibition page.

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…

Website Photos/Discussion Board

Local Photos The Local Photos page was never satisfactory as it was difficult to explore, zoom in, or comment on the pictures with the former set-up. I have moved the photos to a Flickr page – you can see all…

Enniskerry History Exhibition 24 - 26 May

Enniskerry History Exhibition 24 – 26 May

Planning is in full swing for the History Exhibition as part of Enniskerry’s Gathering Weekend, 24th to 26th May. Tell your neighbours and your grannies to bring their expertise on Sunday as well. We need them to help us identify…

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