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

Title

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

Subject

A study of the history of wool production in north west Wicklow from 1660's to 1840's

Description

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 weaving industry began a process of moving from the city to rural locations, a
process which was termed ‘rustication’. One location to which the weaving industry rusticated was the area around Baltyboys, where its Quaker community commenced carding and spinning operations and, at a later date, weaving operations.

Creator

John Hussey

Source

http://blessington.jimdo.com/

Publisher

John Hussey (author)

Date

1660-1840

Rights

Copyright John Hussey, author

Format

E -Book

Language

English

Coverage

North West Wicklow, Kildare and County Dublin

Original Format

E-Book

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Citation

John Hussey, “Wool and Weaving in the King's River Valley County Wicklow 1660's- 1840's ,” Lakeside Heritage Trail, Blessington Lake, accessed September 23, 2017, http://wicklowheritage.omeka.net/items/show/22.