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In the Shadow of the Steeple - No.9
(published 2006)

Cover Illustration:
The first page of the minute book
of Duchas, 1981.


A Talented Cartoonist: Monsignor Martin Drea (1888-1965)
John Kirwan ...6

The Woollengrange Petition to Parliament in 1832
Patricia Cullen...16

Llocal Customs, Superstitions and "Pisherogs'
Michael Holden ...34

A Contemporary Description of a Hare-Coursing Meeting at Coppenagh (1845)

The Early Years of Duchas
Peggy Walpole ...53

How Custom became a Crime of the River Nore: Cot Fishing at Bennettsbridge 1837-95
Marilyn Silverman ...66

Some Views of Ballylinch Castle, Thomastown
John Kirwan ...86

Written in Stone
Bennettsbridge Writers' Group ...90

John Moore of Columbkill (1809-97). A Thomastown Antiquary.
Joe Doyle ...115

Stoneman of Cloughabroady
Seamus O'Maoileain ...132

Memoir of Lady Kathleen Lindsay: The Ranch about 1897.
Introduction by Mrs. Thomas Hal Clarke ...144

Irish and Anglicised Placenames in the Civil Parish of Kilfane
Walter Walsh ...167

Edith Somerville in Thomastown
William Murphy ...184

Book review...192

"In the Shadow of the Steeple"
No.2 published in 1990
No.3 published in 1992

No.4 published in 1994
No.5 published in 1996
No.6 published in 1998
No.7 published in 2003
No.8 published in 2006

On-line articles from: No.1 published in 1987 now out of print