Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book Review: A Maritime History of County Wexford by John Power

A Maritime History of County Wexford by John Power Title: A Maritime History of County Wexford Vol 1 By: John Power    (of Kilmore Quay) ISBN: 978-0-9570462-0-7 Published: 2011 Publisher: Olinda Publications Kilmore Quay County Wexford Olinda Publications Phone: 00 353 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Strangers at Home by Murt Mac Garraidhe

Strangers at Home by Murt Mac Garraidhe Title: Strangers at home By: Murt Mac Garraidhe ISBN: 978-0-9563551-0-2 Published: 2009 Publisher: Kilmore Quay Publications Reviewer: Anthony This book was published by Murt’s family after his death from cancer in 2006. He … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nobody Listens by Richard Davis

Title: Nobody Listens by Richard Davis By: Richard Davis    (of Our Lady’s Island) ISBN: 978-0-9566481 Published: 2010 Publisher: Richard Davis Copies can be ordered from: castleviewheights@gmail.com or Castle View Heights Our Lady’s island Broadway Co Wexford Reviewer: Anthony Now … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clippers – The Ships that changed the World by Daniel J Nolan

Clippers – The Ships that changed the World Title: Clippers – The Ships that changed the World By: Daniel J Nolan ISBN: 978-1-908726-00-1 Published: 2011 Publisher: Malbay Publishing Bray County Wicklow Reviewer: Anthony Daniel is a retired medical doctor and … Continue reading

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Notes on Millponds

Purpose of a Millpond The purpose of a millpond is to store water for usage through the waterwheel. On most streams the run of stream water flow would be adequate only to drive a very small horsepower water wheel. The … Continue reading

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Windpower for District Heating

E.F. Schumacher ‘Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up a sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.’   District Heating Using Heat Pumps & Windturbines Study Case 1 • Taking … Continue reading

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Jatropha – Jatropha Oil as Bio-fuel – Jatropha curcas

Jatropha – Jatropha Oil as Bio-fuel – Jatropha curcas Less than ten years ago there was little to no interest in Jatropha: a wild green thorny shrub that farmers in India, Africa and Central America would often plant to fence … Continue reading

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Windmills and Watermills in Wexford – List

Windmills and Watermills in the Baronys of Forth and Bargy in County Wexford Barony of Forth Carne Ballysheen Windmill owned by Phillip Lampert and landlord Edward W Nunn in 1853 valuation. Townland of the fairy hill, Ballysheen Castle. Clougheast Windmill … Continue reading

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Hydropower Possibilities

Small Hydropower   What is Hydropower? Hydropower is the harnessing of power of falling water, originally as mechanical power for driving machinery, nowadays the power is usually taken off as electrical power. This harvested power can then be either exported … Continue reading

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