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2008-12-12 18:32:49
"Lackandarragh" from padodes Contract pics
Picture: Lackandarragh (Contract pics)

Battle on War Hill
pdtempan, I found the reference to a battle on War Hill in a letter written on 15th December 1838 by a certain Eugene Curry, commenting amply on the local history of the area. It is reproduced on the website “Enniskerry – Gateway to the Garden of Ireland” and the exact page is http://www.enniskerry.ie/history/eugene-ocurry-letters/letter-two/ The very first paragraph of the letter reads as follows: “In the Townland of Lackandarragh in the Powerscourt Parish they shew a place called the Churchyard, but it does not retain the least vestige of either a Church or Churchyard. Some say that it was the place of sepulture of persons killed in a battle fought between the English troops and the O’Tooles some three hundred years ago. This battle was fought on War Hill, immediately overhanging this Churchyard, on the opposite side of the river.”

As you can see, it’s one of those “some say” stories, but oral traditions can certainly have their share of truth. The photo I took in late autumn of this year may help to visualise the scene. It shows the area of Lackandarragh in Glencree Valley (still clearly indicated on the OSI map). The green path is a stretch of the Wicklow Way, descending from Knockree to meet Glencree River. In the distance, on the right, is War Hill, and to the left is the sharper profile of Maulin. The expression “immediately overhanging this Churchyard” is a bit deceptive, though, since the long shoulder between Maulin and Lugduff cuts across between Lackandarragh and War Hill.
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