Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society, 2015
Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society, June 2000
• ‘Granite as a building material in Dublin in the early 18th Century’
History Ireland, Autumn/Winter 2014, pages 18-20, from JSTOR or as a back issue from History Ireland
This paper examines the route and the history of the ancient wool-trader route from south-east Kildare and west Wicklow to Dublin. It will be published in the 2017 edition of Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society (available October 2017)
'The Quakers of Baltyboys, west Wicklow, 1680s to 1830s’
This will be the annual lecture to the Friends Historical Committee. It will look at Baltyboys before the arrival of the first Quakers in 1678; Quaker settlement around Baltyboys; the roles of Anthony Sharp, the Quaker industrialist from Dublin, and Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin. Finally, it will examine why the community died out.
There will be an exhibition of related documents on display before the talk.
Venue - Friends Historical Library,
Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Date - 30 June 2017, 8pm (a display of related documents will be open from
'Mineral-railways serving the granite quarries
of the Mournes, Wicklow and Cornwall'
Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Monuments and Buildings Records
Venue - Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, (PRONI)
Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Date - 10 March 2017
'Quakers and weaving around Baltyboys and Lackan, County Wicklow'
Venue - Blessington Lakeside Golf Club
Date - 24 August 2016
'The migration of granite quarrying from Golden Hill to Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow, c.1824'
2016 Annual Conference of the
National Association of Mining Heritage Organisations (UK)
Venue - Dublin City University
Date - 18 June 2016
'Blessington House and its defence'
The Country House and Landed Estate in Time of Revolution
Maynooth University, 10 May 2016
'The 1771 lease of Blessington Demesne and the map by Charles Frizell'
Blessington History Society
Blessington, Co Wicklow, 21 April 2016
'Granite in Dublin’s buildings - the Blessington connection'
18 November 2015
Irish Geological Association
Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4
Updated 4 June 2017