t’s one hell of a village, and, despite now being surrounded by houses that wouldn’t look out of place on the hills of Killiney, and estates that are circling like wagons, Delgany is still a beautiful place.
Well, if you don’t look behind the counter of Farrelly’s butchers, that is.
Thankfully, Delgany is also a town full of proud residents who have put together the Delgany Heritage Village website, listing all the various walks, wildlife, landmarks and things to do.
To help you along, you can download the Delgany Heritage Trail map righthere, and you can find out more about Delgany itself on their websitehere. They have a far more extensive history of Delgany to enjoy here too.
Shay does Travolta
Tell ’em Cocker Byrne sent you, and get barred from every pub, tea room and speakeasy in a second.
Oh, and look out for Shay Clear. Especially when he’s smiling.
You’ll find lots of Delgany’s good neighbours in our Village People archivehere, plus village history from the Shayman here, and from the Farrelly brothers here.
You’ll also find plenty of other Delgany people and stories – including video of the dirty big snowfall of 1982 – here.
In the meantime, here’s the late, great Eamon DeBuitlear waxing lyrical in 2010 about the Delgany Heritage Trail.
The Very Early Years. Colourised by GG.
Delgany rush hour. Colourised by GG.
Delgany postcard. Source: Unknown
Main Street, Delgany by Robert French
And now, with extra-added colour! Source: Gord Newel
Delgany 1906. Colourised by GG.
Delgany Postcard from way, way back…
Delgany Post Office 1909. Colourised by GG.
It was Delgany’s Post Office in 1900 and also billiard hall – now Round The Bend
Delgany 1932 Source Derek Paine. Colourised by GG.
Back entrance to The Delgany Inn (now Pigeon House) Source The Farrelly Brothers
Ludlow’s Fancy Stores, Delgany. Colourised by GG.
Harris Cycle Depot. Source: Sylvia Evans. Colourised by GG.
A grand painting of Christ Church. Anyone know the artist…?
On the way to Killincarrig
Delgany Bus on Trafalgar Road 1964
Bus To Delgany 1950s by Ray Cranley
Maura Byrne with Margie & Mary Fitzpatrick, Bellevue Hill circa 1958 Pic: Maura Davis
Bellevue Hill Drummin Trees 2009 Simon Mortimer
Delgany Convent & Church Pic Patrick Neary
Blackberry Lane Cottage Renovations Source Tess Byrne
Blackberry Lane The Stereo Pairs Photographs
The view for the man sitting above #1: Struan Hill Delgany
The view for the man sitting above #2: Delgany Village
The view a little further back, from Alec Hill’s field
The View #4. Double exposure tomfoolery.
Blackberry Lane from the same spot as above, looking left
The Sugar Loaf from Blackberry Lane. Robert French.
Delgany Amusement Park 1983. Colourised by GG.
The Delgany, when it was the Inn place to be
The Delgany Inn before all that dough
Back when traffic was quiet & you could park outside
When The Delgany Inn was all bar and no barista 1992 Source Ronan Fennessy
Wicklow Arms and sidecar 1991/’92. Source: Ronan Fennessy
The main street 1991/’92. Source: Ronan Fennessy
Stop the traffic for St Therese of Listeux April 2001
Delgany 1906 with Maguire’s two shops on the right
Delgany 1906 with Maguire’s two shops on the right Colourised by GG
Thatched Cottage, Bellevue Hill, Delgany
Delgany Church Source The Farrelly Brothers
Carmelite Monastery Delgany RP Postcard by MK O’Connor May 1921
Brothers Paddy & Tommy Fitzpatrick cruising Delgany. Source: The Farrelly Brothers
Patrick steals another hedge…
Major Peter La Touche’s welcoming committee Delgany 1902
Delgany Residents Assc’ Jack Curtis, Avril Burgess, Barbara Cafferky, Tess Byrne & Christy Darcy Jan 1984
Delgany Youth 1950 Primrose Dagg, Noeleen Ludlow, Ruth Reade, John Fox, Neville Spurling, David Spurling, Jean Edge, Rhona McLinden, Carrie Taylor Pic Evelyn Hughes
Delgany Tidy Towns 1998 John Gaisford St Laurence, Tess Hillman, Ann Barton, Lalli De Buitlear and James Brady
John Fennessy, John Gaisford St Lawrence, Mrs Patterson, Laili De Buitleir, Mr Donohoe, Mr Brady 1991/’92. Source: Ronan Fennessy
Protest & Survive – Pat Keown, Noeleen Scott, Ted Spendlove, Billy Tyrrell, Denis Byrne, Joyce Patterson & Pádraig Farrelly 1994 Bray People Colourised
Newel’s Hotel, new angle, same horse…
Newell’s Hotel, Delgany – now The Wicklow Arms
Wicklow Arms Postcard
Newel’s Hotel Tea Garden Source Gord Newel now Wicklow Arms
Dann’s of Delgany, with Alan Evans on right Source Derek Paine
Patterson’s Garage, Delgany with Brendan White, Jack Patterson, Stanley Acres and Ann Patterson Source Derek Paine
Patterson’s back before it was Patterson’s…
Vintage Delgany Homestead JK Postcard [see above]
Before The Hotel was The Horse
Early taxi service outside The Horse & Hound, Delgany Source Derek Paine
Horse & Hound – Delgany Co Wicklow Postcard
Lawless Hotel – now The Horse & Hound. Colourised by GG
The Glebe early 1900s. Colourised badly by GG.
Delgany General View Robert French
That Robert French Delgany scene colorised
Christ Church Delgany postcard. Colourised by GG.
Christ Church, Delgany. Pic: Robert French
Delgany from Willow Grove
Delgany General View 2
Delgany Golf Club humble beginnings
Delgany Golf Club 1924 Colourised by GG
The Pavilion Delgany Golf Links c1900 Colourised by GG
John Wayne meets his idol
Mrs de Valera opens the Garden Of Ireland Bazaar, Delgany 1921
Delgany Graveyard Oct 2015
Delgany water pump. Artist unknown.
You can check out other local village historieshere, and get another angle on Delgany from Tess Byrne right abouthere.
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