County Fermanagh – Choose a Topic

County Fermanagh – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Fermanagh’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Fermanagh people)   John Carson (1932-2019) – Island Farmer McGarvey Brothers of Clones, County Monaghan   County...
The Vikings on Irish Waterways

The Vikings on Irish Waterways

In the medieval period, rivers and lakes were the principal highways that people used to get around. [i] The rivers of Ireland – and, in fact, most rivers in Europe – were considerably swampier, broader and a lot less navigable then than they are now. It...
Rise & Fall: The Maguire Kings of Fermanagh

Rise & Fall: The Maguire Kings of Fermanagh

In the 1580s, the Gaelic order within Ireland was turned upside down when the Tudor army of Queen Elizabeth seized control of Munster while the queen’s lawyers tricked the chieftains of Connacht into surrender. In the north-west of Ireland, a long overdue alliance was...
The Choctaw Nation’s Extraordinary Gift to Ireland, 1847

The Choctaw Nation’s Extraordinary Gift to Ireland, 1847

Above: In the summer of 2015, Kindred Spirits, a sculpture by Alex Pentek was unveiled at Bailic Park in Midleton, County Cork, to commemorate the Choctaw Nation and their kindness to the Irish. [1] It stands just across the N25 by-pass from the site of two stone...