Archives, notes and stories from the village
This website was created to compile information relating to the history of Enniskerry, Powerscourt and surrounding areas. The website began as a support site for the publication of a book “Enniskerry: A History” on the history of the village but evolved into being a substantial resource on many aspects of the village’s history from medieval until recent times -see a list of all posts on the website at the Table of Contents page. Many of the website posts were compiled into a second book “Enniskerry: Archives, Notes, & Stories from the Village“. There were subsequently some journals published, and a more recent book on education in Georgian Wicklow.
- See a list of all posts on the website at the Table of Contents page.
- Some resources are listed at the Library page.
- “All in all an excellent concise history of Enniskerry Village, Co. Wicklow, and a title that no local historian should be without.” Jim Scannell (Old Bray Society, Old Dublin Society, Local Historian)
- “The most impressive feature of this volume is the value which it attaches to the careful use of primary sources.” Rosemary Raughter, (Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society, Historian)
- “It is a model of local history diligence and brio and commitment, and deserves to be widely read – and emulated.” Robert O’Byrne, (The Irish Aesthete Website, Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Society)
- A meticulously researched and well-presented work which traces the history of purpose-built schoolhouses in Wicklow up to around the middle of the nineteenth-century. Written by someone who has an obvious passion both for education and for local history, it is hard to believe that a book of this size could contain so much information. West Wicklow Bookshelf (Review of Education in Wicklow)
The website is maintained by Michael Seery. It is a voluntary effort, but a labour of love. I’m grateful to everyone who has contributed (compiled by the Shared History category).
The site is now closed but maintained online for archival purposes.