‘The Quakers of Baltyboys’ – new book!

The Quaker Historical Committee has just published a remarkable book with the title The Quakers of Baltyboys, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 1678 to 1800s, which was launched in June in connection with the author, John Hussey’s, lecture.

The book tells the story of the Quakers who settled in west Wicklow and became involved first in the wool trade and, when it collapsed, in the weaving industry.  Its particular interest lies in the details it provides of the fortunes of a small rural community of Friends.

Copies are available for €10 from Friends Historical Library, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16.