Gartlan’s Bar – Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Gartlan’s Bar – Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Gartlan’s is a traditional grocery bar, nicknamed the Hypermarket by its regulars. It has hardly changed since Paul’s grandfather George Gartlan first opened it in 1911. ‘Well, we’ve dusted it once or twice’, admits Paul. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
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...
Johnny Golden (1937-2010) – The Gouldy

Johnny Golden (1937-2010) – The Gouldy

Raised in the Sunbeam Orphanage near Bray, Johnny Golden was a home-boy on a farm in County Leitrim by the 1950s. He later became sexton of the church in Killegar, and worked as a mechanic from his home in County Cavan. The Gouldy was murdered in 2010. This story...
Baby Rudden (1923-2015) – The Farmer of Redhills

Baby Rudden (1923-2015) – The Farmer of Redhills

‘Well? What do you think of this country?’ asks Baby Rudden, chucking some turf into the Smith & Wellstead stove. Baby has not travelled a great deal in her life. In fact, she says, ‘the furthest I got was to the cattle byre at the back of the shed, and maybe out...
Nicole Kidman’s Irish Ancestry

Nicole Kidman’s Irish Ancestry

A consideration of Nicole Kidman's connection to the Gallagher or Callachor family of Rathkenny, County Cavan, and George Townsend of the Trevallyn estate in Australia's Hunter Valley. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...