County Monaghan – Choose a Topic

County Monaghan – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Monaghan’s past.   Family Histories   Cole of Brandrum (see under Finlay of Corkagh) Kane / O’Cahan of Monaghan Kinnear of Ballybay Lennard of Clones...
Falkland of the Islands

Falkland of the Islands

  I thought of the Falkland Islands whilst grimacing my way through ‘The Iron Lady’ on TV. I was reminded just how blisteringly obvious it was that Maggie Thatcher’s decision to go to war against Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982 was a ruse to distract...
The Normans on the Irish Waterways

The Normans on the Irish Waterways

In the late 12th century, the waterways of Ireland became a battleground once again as a new force arrived on Irish shores in pursuit of land and glory, namely the Normans. They came from Normandy. Prior to settling in Normandy, they were Vikings so perhaps think of...