Rise & Fall: The Maguire Kings of Fermanagh

Rise & Fall: The Maguire Kings of Fermanagh

In a quiet field above the County Fermanagh town of Lisnaskea stands an ancient mound, almost certainly a Neolithic burial tomb, known locally as the Moat Ring, or Sciath Gabhra in Irish. This is the spot where fifteen men were crowned as Kings of Fermanagh between...
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...
James Whiteside (1804-1876) – Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

James Whiteside (1804-1876) – Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

James Whiteside was born on 12 August 1804 at Delgany in the north Wicklow Mountains, south of Dublin, where his father William was a Church of Ireland curate at the time. His brother the Rev. John Whiteside was sometime Rector of Ripon. James was educated at Trinity...