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100 years in the Glen of Imaal
Local man Bill Cullen celebrated his 100th birthday in October of 2020. Local man Bill Cullen celebrated his 100th birthday this ...
A Cottage Industry in the Glen of Imaal
This is about flax growing in the Glen of Imaal. In the early 19th century flax growing was carried out in ...
Army Explosion 1941
In 1941 there was a tragic accident on the army range in the Glen of Imaal. Sixteen soldiers lost their ...
Up until early in the 20th century Market days and Fair days were a very important part of rural life ...
Knickeen Ogham Stone
Ogham is often called Celtic Tree alphabet. Ogham is an ancient form of writing. It is an alphabet using lines and ...
High in the hills of the Glen of Imaal stood the Frieze Blanket factory at Knocknamunnion. Today, not a trace ...
Michael Keogh of Stranahely
In December of 2019 The History group visited Michael Keogh in his home to learn about his life growing up ...
Napoleon and the bogs of Ireland
This article describes the link between Napoleon, Ireland’s bogs and a rich legacy. In 1808, the Napoleonic Wars were in full ...
Pierce's Table on Lugnaquilla Summit
A short explanation In 1822 G.N. Wright Irish author and Anglican clergyman wrote a book called “A Guide to the County ...
Sandes Homes in Glen of Imaal
The Sandes homes offered a place of quiet and comfort to soldiers away from the parade ground. Elise Sandes was born ...
The Donard Road
G.N. Wright’s book ”A Guide to Co. Wicklow” mentions on two occasions the Donard Road and describes it’s location. According to ...
Tommy Whittle remembers
This is a brief look at sheep farming in Donard and the Glen of Imaal in the early 20th century. I ...
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