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Wool and Weaving in the King's River Valley County Wicklow 1660's- 1840's

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In the late 1600s, a Quaker community settled at Baltyboys in the Kings River valley, County Wicklow, Ireland. The Quakers resurrected wool production in the valley and managed its supply to the Dublin weaving trade. In the early 1700s, Dublin’s…

Lakeside Heritage Trail Overview

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The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of this man made reservoir form the centrepiece in the landscape around which a very rich and unique local history and heritage can be explored. Whether you are…

Baltyboys House, Hill and Cairn

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The privately owned Baltyboys House was the home of Elisabeth Smith, author of one of the most complete contemporary accounts of daily life including household, local, national and international events during the famine years. Elisabeth was the great…

Boystown (Bailte Bhuí) Quaker Grave Yard

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In Boystown, a restored Quaker Graveyard is located at the entrance of Blessington Lakes Golf Course. Originally based in Dublin, there were Quakers in this area from the seventeenth century and they worked mainly in the wool industry.