Bibliography & Sources


[This is a more complete bibliography than that which appears in my book, The Irish Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2015) — where the list is somewhat truncated because of lack of space.]

Anon, ‘A proposal to open the Botanic Gardens of Dublin. . .’ The Spectator, 4 May 1861

Anon, ‘Kylemore Castle’, The Gardeners’ Chronicle, 28 January 1905

Anon, Memoir of the Kilkenny Hunt, Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1897

Anon, ‘Nursery Notes: Tully Nursery, Co. Kildare’, The Gardeners’ Chronicle, 29 October 1910

Anon [‘J.D.’] ‘Woodstock Park’, The Gardeners’ Chronicle, 14 October 1865

F. Elrington Ball (ed.), The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, D.D., volume III, G. Bell and Sons Ltd., London, 1912

Daniel Beaumont, ‘Smyth, Arthur’, in James McGuire and James Quinn (ed), Dictionary of Irish Biography, Cambridge, 2009.

Jonathan Bell & Mervyn Watson, Rooted in the Soil: a history of cottage gardens and allotments in Ireland since 1750, Four Courts Press, 2012

Maeve Bell, ‘Glenarm Castle Walled Garden’, The Irish Garden, April 2010

Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, Burke’s Peerage/Shaw Publishing, 1956

Patricia Butler and Mary Davies, Wicklow through the Artist’s Eye: an Exploration of County Wicklow’s Historic Gardens c. 1660 – c. 1960, Wordwell, 2014

Michael Carey, ‘Powerscourt’s Tree Trail’, Crann, Spring/Summer, 2012

Charles Carson, Technology and the Big House in Ireland. c. 1800–c. 1930, Cambria Press, 2009

Sybil Connolly and Helen Dillon (eds), In an Irish Garden, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986

Vandra Costello, Irish Demesne Landscapes: 1660–1740, Four Courts Press, 2015

Mary Davies, ‘A Century of Ilnacullin’, The Irish Garden, June 2010

Mary Davies, ‘A Romantic Interlude’, The Irish Garden, May–June 1994

Mary Davies, ‘Recreating the Past at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham’, The Irish Garden, July 2011

Robert Esler, Guide to Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway, and the North of Ireland, Wm Strain & Sons, 1884

Nigel Everett, Wild Gardens: The Lost Demesnes of Bantry Bay, Hafod Press,  2000

Aubrey Fennell, Heritage Trees of Ireland, The Collins Press, 2013

R. Fish, ‘A Few Days in Ireland: Woodstock’ The Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener, 27 January and 3 February 1863

Olda Fitzgerald, Irish Gardens, Conran Octopus, 1999

W. Gallagher, C. O’Keeffe, S. Ó Gaoithín, J. Larner, Glenveagh Castle and Gardens, Co. Donegal, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, 2003

J.A. Giles (ed.), The Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of England, Henry G. Bohn, 1849

The Knight of Glin and James Peill, The Irish Country House, Thames & Hudson, 2010

The Hillier Manual of Trees & Shrubs, David & Charles, 1993

James Howley, The Follies and Garden Buildings of Ireland, Yale University Press, 1993

Nuala Hunt, ‘Estate Management at Powerscourt, 1847–1857’, Journal of Enniskerry and Powerscourt Local History, Volume 1, 2011

Catherine Kelly, Patricia McCarthy and Elizabeth Morgan, Farmleigh, Office of Public Works, 2001

Keith Lamb and Patrick Bowe, A History of Gardening in Ireland, The Stationery Office for the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, 1995

Shirley Lanigan, The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland, Liberties Press, 2011

Samuel Lewis, A Topgraphical Dictionary of Ireland, S. Lewis & co., 1837

Charles McDonald (letter), The Gardeners’ Chronicle, 27 June 1863

Ross McKibbin, Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951,  Oxford University Press, 1998

C. MacLochlainn, ed, Glenveagh National Park: a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness, The Stationery Office for the Heritage Service, National Parks and Wildlife, Ireland, 1996

Niall Mac Coitir, Irish Trees: Myths, Legends and Folklore, The Collins Press, 2003

Patrick McNally, ‘ “Irish and English Interests”: National Conflict within the Church of Ireland Episcopate in the Reign of George I’, Irish Historical Studies, Volume 29, No. 115, (May, 1995)

Edward Malins and Patrick Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830, Barrie & Jenkins, 1980

Edward Malins and The Knight of Glin, Lost Demesnes, Barrie & Jenkins, 1976   

Jane Meredith, ‘A Capital Tale: Some Relicts of Pearce’s Parliament House Rediscovered’, Irish Arts Review Yearbook, Volume 17, 2001

W. Phylis Moore ‘Mount Usher, Ashford, Co. Wicklow’, Irish Gardening, July 1921

E. Charles Nelson, A Heritage of Beauty: The Garden Plants of Ireland, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia, Irish Garden Plant Society, 2000

E. Charles Nelson and Eileen M. McCracken, The Brightest Jewel: A History of The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, Boethius, 1987

E. Charles Nelson and Wendy Walsh, The Burren: a Companion to the Wildflowers of an Irish Limestone Wilderness, The Conservancy of the Burren, 1977

E. Charles Nelson, ‘William Robinson’s Letters to Frederick and Phylis Moore’, Moorea: The Journal of the Irish Garden Plant Society, Volume 5, February 1986.

Seamus O’Brien, ‘Aextoxicon punctatum’, Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, June 2012

Seamus O’Brien, ‘Patrinia heterophylla’, Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, July 2013

Seamus O’Brien, ‘Thomas Acton — A centennial celebration at Kilmacurragh’ International Dendrology Society Yearbook, 2008.

Tomás O’Riordan, ‘The Introduction of the Potato into Ireland’ History Ireland, Vol. 9, Issue 1, (Spring, 2011)

Thomas Pakenham, Meetings with Remarkable Trees, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996

Viscount Powerscourt, A Description and History of Powerscourt, Mitchell and Hughes, 1903

Raggett, Jill, ‘Shadowy Figures: Early Japanese Garden Designers in Britain and Ireland’, Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume VII, The Japan Society, 2010

Terence Reeves-Smyth, ‘Arcadia Regained, The Park and Gardens of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny’, The Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2002

Terence Reeves-Smyth, Irish Gardens and Gardening Before Cromwell, The Barryscourt Trust, in association with Cork County Council and Gandon Editions, 1999

William Robinson, ‘Notes on Gardens.—No. XIX: Royal Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, The Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 15 October 1864

W. Robinson, The English Flower Garden, 5th ed., John Murray, 1898

Brendan Sayers and Susan Sex, Ireland’s Wild Orchids: a Field Guide, VS Publishing, 2008

Olive Sharkey, ‘Belvedere House, Gem of the Irish Midlands’ , The Irish Arts Review Yearbook, Volume 6, 1989–90

Linda Stewart, ‘Tree Flowers after 91 Years’,  The Belfast Telegraph, 9 July 2010

Samuel Alexander Stewart and Thomas Hughes Corry (ed.), A Flora of the North-East of Ireland, The Belfast Naturalists’ Field Club, 1888.

Diane Urquhart, The Ladies of Londonderry: Women and Political Patronage, I.B. Tauris, 2007

W. E. Vaughan, Sin, Sheep and Scotsmen: George Adair and the Derryveagh evictions, 1861, Appletree Press and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, 1983

Joseph C. Walker, ‘Essay on the Rise and Progress of Gardening in Ireland’, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume 4  (1790–1794)

E.H. Walpole (compiler), Mount Usher: 1868—1928, privately published by E.H. Walpole, 1928

E.H. Walpole (compiler), Mount Usher: 1868—1952: a short history of the origin and development of the gardens, privately published by E.H. Walpole, 1952

Professor D.A. Webb, The Red Tree Trail: Fifty Trees of Distinction in the Birr Castle Demesne, Birr Castle, 1992

Robin Whalley, The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto, Aurum Press, 2007

G. N. Wright, A Guide to the County of Wicklow, 2nd ed., Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1827

Arthur Young, A Tour in Ireland: 1776–1779, Cassell & Company, 1887

Selected Websites online magazine of Irish architecture National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Irish Architectural Archive, Dictionary of Irish Architects, 1720–1940 Dictionary of Irish Biography (Royal Irish Academy) The Down Survey of Ireland Garinish Island/Glengarriff blog Landed Estates Database, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. Lord Belmont in Northern Ireland The Tree Register

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