Placenames & Heritage Notes

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Black Banks

Black Banks

I’ve written previously about the name ‘Table Mountain’ in the Wicklow hills and reported that locally this area is still known as the Black Banks. That the name Table Mountain…

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Blind Brook

Blind Brooks

Those who ramble the hills and venture across valleys and rocky slopes will be familiar with hearing the tinkle of running water under their feet, even though no stream is…

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Flooded Valley

Flooded Valley

I’m currently recompiling map detail around Poulaphuca Reservoir or Blessington Lakes. This large body of water was created in 1940, following construction of a dam and hydro electric scheme at…

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Lough Mountain

I have reported here previously that the hill overlooking Kellys Lough in Co.Wicklow is locally called the Lough Mountain. This is erroneously labelled as Corrigasleggaun on some maps. This name…

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Wicklow & Wales

Wicklow & Wales

About a week ago, Bernadette Danaher posted photos taken by her brother from the South Stack lighthouse, near Holyhead in Wales. The photos were taken at dusk with the sun…

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