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Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:53 pm

No one has posted in Wicklow so let me kick start. I always thought we were Dubs - well city folk then, even if we came from Blackrock. When the 1911 census came on line I started to trace the family. I could only get them back to 1850 then I began to find both maternal and paternal links to Powerscourt and the Glen of Imal area so I might have Wickla roots. Imagine they had to come to DunLaoghaire to meet in the 1940's and now I find ther ancestors were almost neighbours and could have been intermarried in the 1820's. :shock:
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby jaytee » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:46 pm

Hi ye Rocker,been reading your posts. Good to have you on board, im one of the quieter 1s :) I live in bray & thats my qualification for posting in wicklow ;) ;) same as you i recently discovered that my grandfathers people came from wicklow carlow border ;) ;) Now theres two posts in wickla :D
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:11 am

Wikla abu.
Two wonderful wickla stories. I went to Glencree recently to try to get a handle on the family. Met some locals who were very non commital when I said I was tracing my family tree. When they heard my family name they bent over backwards to help. Powerscourt Estate owned most of the land but there were a few hillybilly farmers - who had their land and who I think are my ancestors were one such family!!
Another day went to near Glen of Imal met the nicest 95 year old who had worked on the small farm of one of my namesakes , brought us in, lunch and tea we had a smashing day. It could only happen in Ireland.
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:50 pm

Since I found my Wickla roots I am tripping down there when I can - check out this site which I only recently discovered. Its a gorgeous playgroiund just an hour down the road and I never gave it enough attention. Now I am a born again Wiklaite.

http://www.wicklowway.com/towns-villages/glencree.php
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:27 am

Sorry that Green on the last message is a bit hard on the eyes but Its my Wicklow Grass Roots!!
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Strum » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:03 pm

Rocker wrote:Sorry that Green on the last message is a bit hard on the eyes but Its my Wicklow Grass Roots!!




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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:22 pm

Just realised this is a photo forum so I'll have to go to Wickla meself and get a few photos. :roll: ;)
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:39 pm

ROCKER,

You need to also go to Tulla, and Carla............................no,no,no.no. ...yes no. leave it..
Just WICKLA will be grand..
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:05 am

Enviro,

I forgot about dem but no one quite says Wickla like the people from Wicklow and to think that me with me Blackrock accent ( which is very flat too) only found out last year that my rock lot on maternal and paternal sides came from Wicklow. I thought it wouldbe a hard slog getting to DunLaoghaire in those days but I got a look at the Powerscourt Estate papers in the National Library and a coach went most days from the Estate to DunLaoghaire.Probably bringing guests and provisions to and from the boats, but, I'm sure plebs could travel topside! Those papers are facinating it gave details of the servants and the pensions they got and their jobs. Mind bogeling someone spent years building walls around the estate!
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Strum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Is it true that the Wicklow Way/Walk is now impassible?
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:15 am

Strum,

Cant find any info on that anywhere on the google. We mustn't have many Wicklow readers or they would have told us. After about April we venture donwn there for picnics so I will have more news then. I love a sunny windy day walking bits of the Way.
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby skins » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Strum wrote:Is it true that the Wicklow Way/Walk is now impassible?


Never heard anything about that, Strum.

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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:03 pm

Spending a bit more time trying to discover where in Wicklow the families originated. Found this great article about maps of Powerscourt and Enniskerry which are in the National Library. I haven't seen them yet. But, I am struck by all the Dún Laoghaire names which are Wicklow names...a big gang of them probably came up when the pier was being built...names like Pluck, Hick, Buckley.

http://enniskerryhistory.org/home/index ... chives/878
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby grammer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:29 am

Good link Rocker
I have Wickla roots too-

Ps -I also think I have Wickla roots in me back garden :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Navanman » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:07 am

I have too - probably robbed them from Powerscourt Gardens

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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:45 am

This Brassington & Gale Valuation of lands at Powerscourt is interesting in that it show tenants of the various lands at 1853. By this time my Gt Gt Grandfather had come to Blackrock. It is a good summery of who was on what lands at the time. My gang who were all over the hills were supposed to have stayed aloof from the Estate but, lots of my family name here so some of them must have toed the line!!

http://enniskerryhistory.org/home/index ... hives/1159
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:21 pm

See a new member Wicklow lad has signed up. Now we might get some decent news from down that way.
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Yep just joined. Welcome Wicklowlad. :D
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Jemser » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:26 am

Welcome Wicklowlad hope you have lots to share ,
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby bugrock » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:17 am

I've been to Bray. Where does Wicklow begin?
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby jaytee » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:19 am

Bugs
.. Bray Co.Wicklow is the begining. But we have Dublin phone numbers. & the fire brigade area starts at Ravenswell convent . Up to that point is covered by Dun Laoghaire.
From the roundabout on the Dublin Rd up to the "brudge" is little Bray & once you cross the "brudge"you're in big Bray.
The big news from Bray at the moment is the council want people to remove the ornaments etc from the graves in springfield cemetery. apparently when it was opened In 1983 signs were errected to say not to put things on the graves but it was never enforced. Now they must be bored in the council office & we have till Sept 1st to remove them or the council will remove them into a skip.
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby bugrock » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:36 pm

Jaytee, Bloody councils. They are the same the world over. "Brudge" is New Zealand, by the way. I have/had relations in Little Bray, but as the years pass I don't know anymore. I always liked Bray and it's English seaside look. But thanks for explaining the boundary thing.
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Sinead » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:22 pm

When I was out and about late at night, if you were coming home from Bray you would walk to the
Dublin side of the bridge to get a taxi, it was cheaper. If you took a taxi from The Royal to Dun
Laoghaire you were charged country rates. Dublin taxis could not pick up on the Wicklow side of
the bridge as they were Metropolitan not country.
Just some useless info.

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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby bugrock » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:16 am

It's all coming back now. Sinead.
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Re: Wicklow Roots

Postby Rocker » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:09 am

There is a chap in Enniskerry, Michael Seery who is doing so much work on Wicklow, Powerscourt, Enniskerry stuff..read on,,

http://enniskerryhistory.org/home/index ... -1760-1901

Great old photos of Enniskerry people
http://enniskerryhistory.org/home/index ... old-photos
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