Placenames & Heritage Notes

War Hill

War Hill is a round boggy summit adjacent to Djouce (usually spelt Douce on older maps). War Hill is an odd but old name, found on the earliest detailed map…

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Time

I like standard time or natural time. I like the idea that the concepts of noon, midday or midnight have some basis in reality. In standard time, we have roughly…

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Enniskerry 1850

Enniskerry 1850

Enniskerry 1850 Here’s an interesting map of Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow dated 1850. The village was part of the extensive Powerscourt Estate which encompassed all of Glencree and extended to Sally Gap.…

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Clahoppeen

Clahoppeen

Clahoppeen This is the Clahoppeen rock, it features a few times in the notes left by Liam Price and must have been a notable landmark for local hill farmers in…

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Con Costello

Con Costello

Con Costello 1929-2006 Placenames on EastWest Mapping maps come from multiple sources. The best information is collected directly from those who are ‘seed & breed’ of the district, who’ve grown…

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Glenasmole

Glenasmole

Glenasmole To conclude this mini series on the lovely valley of Glenasmole, let us consider the name and it’s possible meaning. There are two lines of thought: the first is…

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