Books about County Wicklow

A Thought From Jim Rees

By Jim Rees

Wicklow Books

Over the past couple of months, at least two new books about people, places and events in County Wicklow have been published. Seldom a year goes by without several new local publications appearing. I wondered if it would be a good idea to have a 'Wicklow Books Available' section on this Wicklow Heritage website. It would help readers - local and those abroad - to get to know what is available and, hopefully, will also prove beneficial to local historians trying to cover print costs!

If you have a relevant publication in print that you'd like to promote perhaps we could compile a useful list. The type of information needed would  author's name, title, isbn (if any), a short description of the topic covered, the cost, and how it might be ordered. A photo of the cover might also be possible.

What do you think?  

This page was added by Jim Rees on 20/05/2013.
Comments about this page

Excellent idea Jim, in particular for recent publications . We can easily create a Wicklow Books category if there is enough interest in this topic.

By Deirdre Burns
On 20/05/2013

Sounds like a great idea. Also there are lots of books with a significant element about Wicklow in them which could be worth recording. And if we were very keen, Ballywaltrim Library has an amazing range of books... it would be a labour of love, but a catalogue of their contents (e.g. place/topic) would be invaluable.

By Michael Seery
On 22/05/2013

Good idea. An up-to-date listing of books & articles on Wicklow history/heritage wd be very useful.c

By Rosemary Raughter
On 22/05/2013

Okay, so what next? Could we spread the word to anyone we know who might have a book to be listed? In the meantime I could knock up a template with a few entries for consideration and hopefully we'll see it grow from there. Your idea, Michael, of the library is an excellent one, but as these are already accessible through the county library's on-line catalogue we might be better to concentrate on the more recent releases. Let's spread the word through historical societies and individual writers out there.

By Jim Rees
On 27/05/2013

OK, based on the comments and interest shown in this area, we have created a new category under 'Topics' called 'Books about County Wicklow'. Please have a look and let me know what you think. If you want to send in any information for it, please do so in the normal way by submitting a few words and a picture.

By Deirdre Burns
On 27/05/2013

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