Planning is in full swing for the History Exhibition as part of Enniskerry’s Gathering Weekend, 24th to 26th May. Tell your neighbours and your grannies to bring their expertise on Sunday as well. We need them to help us identify people in old photographs and bring their own photos and memories too… More details as they come in!
My granny married a man from the village. I wonder how they met. Maybe they met at a local dance, or on the steps at the town clock. They probably went to the same school. It’s one of the many things I regret not asking her. She lived at Kilmalin, the eldest child in a family of three. Her parents [continue reading...]
Úna Wogan writes about Enniskerry Courthouse and the genealogical resource hidden in its archives. [A PDF of this article is here]. A fascinating, often overlooked, source of information about the residents of Enniskerry and the surrounding areas, and the way of life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries can be found in the records of the Petty Sessions Court [continue reading...]
Great photo from Michael Richardson of Powerscourt Church. Michael has done some detective work using the headstones and reckons this photo is about 1905, and certainly between 1901 and 1906. Using his new photo too, we can see that two of the trees are still there, but only a stump remains of the middle one. Click to enbiggenify…
Just above Knocksink bridge, there is the remains of an old hydroelectric dam that was apparently used to power Powerscourt House. Some photos are below. The area is accessed by a pathway running along side the Parish House; once over an intimidating gravel bank, you are into a Sylvan scene. Hard to believe more isn’t made of this area. View [continue reading...]
Thanks to Brian White, Local Historian extraordinaire for sending on this image of St Mary’s Church, Enniskerry, which looks like it was drawn to help the appeal for funds to build the new church in late 1858/early 1859. The image appeared in Battersby’s Catholic Directory, Almanac and Registry of the Whole Catholic World (now there’s a title), 1858. In this, [continue reading...]