Baron Lisgar & The Youngs of Bailieborough

Baron Lisgar & The Youngs of Bailieborough

A little bit of salacious Victorian gossip, and East Indies Company shenanigans, connected to a line of the McClintocks. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Saint Brigid of Kildare

Saint Brigid of Kildare

In Ireland, St Brigit became known as "Muire na nGael" (Mary of the Irish), as venerable as the Blessed Virgin, mother of Christ, and second only to St Patrick in the hierarchy of patron saints. However, her story is infinitely more complex, embracing the deities of...
McConville’s (The Mandeville Arms) – Portadown, County Armagh

McConville’s (The Mandeville Arms) – Portadown, County Armagh

This classic Victorian bar is one of the most stalwart survivors of the Ulster pub scene right down to its crack-riddled sky blue and dusty red tiled floor. In 1981, the windows were blown out when a 400lb car bomb exploded outside the pub. Its present owner has made...
Very Rev. Patrick Gill – The Parish Priest of Lecanvey

Very Rev. Patrick Gill – The Parish Priest of Lecanvey

Born in 1927, the Very Rev. Patrick Gill muses upon a horrendous pogrom in 1795 that drove 7,000 Ulster Catholics to Connaught,  the impact of the Great Hunger on County Mayo and his own experiences administering a parish at the foot of Croagh Patrick. Unlimited...