Father Cantwell was parish priest of Valleymount up to his death in 1993.
He was a dedicated collector of local history and local lore. During the period 1986 to 1993, he regularly included articles on the history of the area from Valleymount to Blessington in the parish newsletter.
Later, he published a compendium of local history articles - ‘Facets of our Local History’, Part 1 and Part 2, in 1990, and Part 3 in 1993.
Sadly, he died before the final volume of ‘Facets of Local History’, i.e., Part 4, could be published.
I have collated the remaining articles and assembled them into the unpublished ‘Part 4’ and I have placed Parts 1 to 4 on-line as downloadable files, with links to them below.
Just click on the relevant link below to open the Cloud file. Note that these are .pdf files of up to 15MB, so allow for the speed of your internet link, be patient!
Valleymount - Facets of our Local History
Hyperlink to Part 1
Hyperlink to Part 2
Hyperlink to Part 3
Hyperlink to Part 4
Created 2013. Amended 22 April 2017