See below for details of material published, or contributed to, by the Society and of publications produced by friends and members of the Society.
Beyond Hazel Bridge
Beyond Hazel Bridge is a semi-biographical novel written by Elizabeth Boyle. Set in the period of 1921/22 in rural Ireland, it is the story of Sally, a young woman who becomes politicised in the process of negotiating betrayals, deaths and divisions in those troublesome times. And yet she remains a romantic and seeks recourse in the wild countryside of her place. Click here for more details.
The manuscript of the novel, never published before, was recovered by Mary Marmion, Elizabeth's grandniece, and Mary's foward to the book sets the narrative in the context of the history of the time and of the author's life.
Volume 9 of the Society's Journal
Volume 9 of the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society's journal is now available. A wide-ranging collection of great papers is available therein covering such topics as the emergence of the Irish State, the Women's Declaration of 1912, Wicklow's 'hidden' heritage park, the archaeology of Wicklow and Wicklow's industrial history. And indeed there is much more (click on the picture of the journal's cover for a full list of contents). Contributors include Dr Martin Mansergh, James Scannell, Canon Robert Jennings, Dr Eoin Grogan, Rosemary Raughter, Colin Short and Liz Goldthorpe.
All of this for the give-away price of €5 per copy plus postage. (The Society acknowledges the support the Creative Wicklow Grant Scheme 2018 in the production of the journal.)
Order copies via our 'Contact' page. Payment may be made via cheque or bank transfer.
Part 2 of Greystones: Its Buildings and History
A further publication that the Society participated in is the book Greystones: its buildings and history, part 2, launched on 4 November 2013. This continues the process of exploration of the local heritage. Produced by the La Touche Legacy Committee in association with the Society, it is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred photographs of residential, commercial and other buildings, together with detailed notes on their architecture and history, and a number of essays focussed on significant locations and events in the town’s past. Contributors include Colin Love (architectural editor) and Pat Killilea (photography editor), as well as Sister Anna Power (‘The Holy Faith Sisters in Greystones’), Rosemary Raughter (‘The suffragettes and the Chief Secretary: an “amusing scene” on Greystones Pier’ and ‘A cause for general perturbation: the Greystones railway stoppage of June 1920’), Joseph Davy (‘Holidays in Greystones’), Sarah Murphy (‘St Patrick’s Church of Ireland’) and John Turpin (‘The interior of the Church of the Holy Rosary, Greystones’).
Greystones: Its Buildings and History, Part 2 costs €10 and is available at the Village Bookshop, Greystones.
Surplus People: From Wicklow to Canada
Jim Rees, who over the years has given the Society a number of great presentations, has reissued his book Surplus People which is about the clearances of the Fitzwilliam estate to Canada 1847 to 1856. This is an excellent read, available from all good booksellers or from www.collinspress.ie.
Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses
The Heritage Office in Wicklow County Council has published a book entitled Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses by Christiaan Corlett, a good friend of the Society who has given us some excellent presentations over the years.