Monthly round-up for February:
- “Bray – Did You Know” ran a feature last weekend on Enniskerry with some nice photos and information.
- This site on Workhouses is very comprehensive and includes page on workhouses in Ireland in general, as well as the two Workhouses relevant to Wicklow – Rathdown and Rathdrum.
- South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Blog give a nice summary of Frank Tracy’s talk on Glencree Reformatory.
- Powerscourt Gardens featured as an Irish Times Heritage Hotspot.
- National Library of Ireland are looking for World War I memorabilia.
- Find My Past website are moving Petty Sessions online – Enniskerry isn’t there yet though!
- Read about a Three Day’s Ramble in Wicklow in 1834 in the Dublin Penny Journal.
- Article on a funny dining experience at Tinnehinch Inn in 1781.
- A description of Enniskerry in 1815.
- The beautiful Taylor and Skinner Maps of 1777.
- A nice picture of Lough Bray Lodge, c. 1850.
- Lists of the pallbearers for 5th Viscount Powerscourt’s funeral in 1809 were Cols Keating & Howard, Peter LaTouche, Mr Knox, Lord Monck & Henry Grattan.
- A report in the 1814 Freeman’s Journal reports a Rev Robert Daly as rector of Powerscourt. Is this the earliest reference to him?
- A picture of the Mrs John F Kennedy plaque at Powerscourt.
- 6th March, Glenview Hotel – “Recording Wicklow’s Wildlife” – Éamon de Buitléar, Kilmac History Society.
- 7th March, National Library of Ireland – “Answering the sick call” – a talk on 19th century medical practitioners.
- 8th March, Powerscourt Arms Hotel – “Shankill Evictions in the 1860s”, by Rob Goodbody, Enniskerry Historical Society.