Fiona O'Hara

My pages:

Page link: Its as simple as ABC
Its as simple as ABC
Actions for Biodiversity in Churchyards
Page link: End of an era?
End of an era?
Luggala Estate and Lough Tay
Page link: Kissing Gates
Kissing Gates
Kissing gates around Wicklow
Page link: Milestones
Milestones
A brief history of milestones
Page link: Stiles of Wicklow
Stiles of Wicklow
A brief history of stiles around the Newtownmountkennedy area
Page link: St. Catherine's School
St. Catherine's School
How it all began
Page link: The Wider Picture
The Wider Picture
A brief history of Newtownmountkennedy
Page link: The Natural Heritage of the River Liffey
The Natural Heritage of the River Liffey
Ballyward bridge, Brittas River, Cill Bhríde, Glen Heste, Goldenhills, Lorenzo Moore, Manor Kilbride, River Liffey, River Liffey Heritage Project, Wicklow, Wicklow granite, Wicklow Mountains
Page link: Wicklow - Truly the Hollywood of Ireland
Wicklow - Truly the Hollywood of Ireland
Hollywood, County Wicklow - no movie stars but plenty of sheep!
Page link: The Sale of Powerscourt House
The Sale of Powerscourt House
The story behind the sale of one of Ireland's most famous houses
Page link: The Vartry Loops
The Vartry Loops
The amazing architecture of the Vartry Reservoir
Page link: Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society
Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society
Local history around Greystones
Page link: Rathdrum Historical Society
Rathdrum Historical Society
Local history around Rathdrum
Page link: Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society
Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society
Local history from around Roundwood
Page link: Bray Cualann Historical Society
Bray Cualann Historical Society
Local history from the Bray area
Page link: West Wicklow Historical Society
West Wicklow Historical Society
Local history from around West Wicklow
Page link: Liffey Head Bridge and Bog
Liffey Head Bridge and Bog
The Liffey Head Bog, which surrounds the Liffey Head Bridge and the source of the river, is a blanket bog ecosystem of great significance
Page link: Wicklow Mountains National Park
Wicklow Mountains National Park
At over 20,000 hectares, the Wicklow Mountains National Park is Ireland's largest park and is a fantastic wilderness on the doorstep of Dublin.
Page link: Coronation Plantation
Coronation Plantation
The Coronation Plantation in the Wicklow Mountains dates from 1831 and was one of the first attempts to plant commercial forestry in Ireland
Page link: Ballynabrocky Huts
Ballynabrocky Huts
The remains of six huts in the townland of Ballynabrocky may be evidence of booleying, where animals were brought to mountain pastures in summer months
Page link: St. John's Church of Ireland, Cloghleagh
St. John's Church of Ireland, Cloghleagh
St. John's Church of Ireland, Cloghleagh is a 19th century church in a scenic part of the Liffey valley
Page link: Threecastles
Threecastles
The medieval tower house at Threecastles on the shores of Blessington Lake was the scene of many conflicts during the 16th century
Page link: Burgage More
Burgage More
Burgage More is a deserted medieval settlement on the shores of the lake just south of Blessington
Page link: Poulaphouca Bridge
Poulaphouca Bridge
Pollaphuca Bridge, which crosses the River Liffey on the N81 south of Blessington, is a marvellous piece of 19th century engineering
Page link: Russborough House
Russborough House
Russborough House is one of the finest period houses in Ireland and is known for its outstanding art collection
Page link: Manor Kilbride
Manor Kilbride
Manor Kilbride is the first major settlement along the River Liffey
Page link: Carrig Wedge Tomb
Carrig Wedge Tomb
Carrig Wedge tomb is a prehistoric burial place on the slopes of Lugnagun mountain overlooking Blessington Lake
Page link: Blessington
Blessington
Blessington grew in the 17th century under the influence of the Archbishop of Dublin
Page link: Ballysmuttan Bridge
Ballysmuttan Bridge
Ballysmuttan Bridge is a well-known scenic spot on the River Liffey
Page link: The Military Road
The Military Road
The Military Road traverses the Wicklow Mountains from north to south and was built by the British Army in the first decade of the 19th century.
Page link: River Liffey Walks
River Liffey Walks
There are several places where it is possible to walk close to or along the banks of the Liffey. There is a huge variety of such walks that are accessible to the public.
Page link: The Geology of the River Liffey
The Geology of the River Liffey
A geological survey of the River Liffey through County Wicklow
Page link: Lacken Village (An Leacain)
Lacken Village (An Leacain)
The buildings in the picturesque village of Lacken are made of the local granite with spectacular views across the lake.
Page link: Ballynultagh (Baile an Ultaigh)
Ballynultagh (Baile an Ultaigh)
The historic landscape of Ballynultagh includes cairns, a ballaun stone, an old bog road and a deserted village
Page link: Templeboden (Teampall Buadáin)
Templeboden (Teampall Buadáin)
This townland is named after Bishop Boden whose grave and the remains of his small church are located in Templeboden graveyard.
Page link: Ballyknockan (Bhuaile an Chnocáin) Village
Ballyknockan (Bhuaile an Chnocáin) Village
The cottages and houses in this pretty village are made from local granite, with some unique buildings such as the barn cinema and the House in a Day.
Page link: Ballyknockan Quarry
Ballyknockan Quarry
Stonecutting has been practiced in the Ballyknockan area since 1824, providing granite for many of Dublin's most famous buildings.
Page link: Valleymount (An Chrois) Church and Village
Valleymount (An Chrois) Church and Village
Valleymount village contains an old schoolhouse, a forge, a sweathouse and a distinctive church
Page link: Meet In The Garden 1st-4th June 2018
Meet In The Garden 1st-4th June 2018
Wicklow Gardens Join European Year Of Cultural Heritage Initiative
Page link: Valleymount Bridge
Valleymount Bridge
The reason Valleymount Bridge was erected
Page link: Boystown (Bailte Bhuí)
Boystown (Bailte Bhuí)
The Quaker Graveyard
Page link: Baltyboys House, Hill and Cairn
Baltyboys House, Hill and Cairn
The historical home of author Elisabeth Smith
Page link: Russborough House & Parkland
Russborough House & Parkland
Palladian style 1740's mansion and Parkland
Page link: GEOLOGY OF WICKLOW
GEOLOGY OF WICKLOW
The Geological Heritage of County Wicklow
Page link: Wicklow Historic Town
Wicklow Historic Town
A Selection of Photographs
Page link: Kate Tyrrell - Pioneering Sea Captain
Kate Tyrrell - Pioneering Sea Captain
The story of Arklow's 'Lady Mariner'
Page link: Wicklow County Building and Heritage Archive
Wicklow County Building and Heritage Archive
A photographic archive of heritage sites around Wicklow county
Page link: The Black Castle
The Black Castle
Wicklow Tidy Town's Children's Art Competition