Edgeworthstown, County Longford

Edgeworthstown, County Longford

THE KING’S CONFESSOR   Perhaps the most remarkable baby born at The Rectory in Edgeworthstown was Henry Essex Edgeworth, later Abbé de Firmont, who served as a priest to the poor of Paris during the 1780s.[1] Following the French Revolution, he gave Louis XVI of...
County Longford – Choose a Topic

County Longford – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Longford’s past.   Family Histories   Harman of Killashee, Middleton, referenced here Jessop of Doory Hall, Tashinny, referenced here Lefroy of Carrigglas More...
The Cistercian Order in Ireland

The Cistercian Order in Ireland

Between 1142 and 1270, the Cistercian Order built 38 abbeys in Ireland from which, at their peak, they owned almost half a million acres in Ireland, including 48,000 acres at their mother-house, Mellifont Abbey. Famed for their agricultural prowess, the Cistercians...
Kitty Kiernan – Michael Collins’ Fiancée

Kitty Kiernan – Michael Collins’ Fiancée

A short account of the love that bloomed between Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan, including an extract from the last letter she wrote to him before he was shot dead on 22 August 1922. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...