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Ballitore & Its Inhabitants Seventy Years Ago, by Betsy Shackleton (digitised by Kildare Library Services).
From Carney’s-hills to Narraghmore
From Moone to Inchiquire
‘Tis classic ground round Ballitore
Sin’ auld lang syne.
A beautiful little book by Betsy Shackleton, niece of Mary Leadbeater, which takes the form of a trip around the village, house by house, introducing us to the sights and inhabitants along the way. It is a social document as much as it is of interest in historical terms. Kildare Library Services included it in the reprint of the Annals of Ballitore in 2009.
Betsy died in Ballitore on 9 March 1943 and is buried in the little Quaker burial ground there.
The book was published in Dublin in 1862