The Pratt Family Tragedy in Australia, 1918 by Alan Clegg

The Pratt Family Tragedy in Australia, 1918 by Alan Clegg

Recorded by Alan Clegg 12 23   I remember my mother telling us about this tragedy which occurred in Australia in 1918. I recently came across some of the details while doing some family history research so for the sake of not losing the story I am recording all...
John Nelson Darby (1800–1882)

John Nelson Darby (1800–1882)

John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), aka JND, was a hugely influential figure in the history of Protestant Christianity. In 1832, he co-founded the Plymouth Brethren, an evangelical group of travelling preachers who believed strongly in the power of the Holy Spirit. JND was...
Notes on Clara, County Offaly

Notes on Clara, County Offaly

Quaker Quarter   Arguably the most influential family in Clara’s history were the Goodbodys of Charlestown. They descend from Robert Goodbody (1781-1860), an entrepreneurial Quaker and amateur doctor from Mountmellick, who arrived in Clara in 1825 and set up the...
Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge

Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge

John Toler (1745-1831), 1st Earl of Norbury, was the most feared Irish judge of the Georgian period. Among the numerous men and women he sentenced to hang were Robert Emmet and the 1798 leaders Henry and John Sheares. He rose to become Chief Justice. Become a member...
County Offaly – Choose a Topic

County Offaly – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Offaly.   Vanishing Ireland (Offaly)   Jos Donnelly (1920-2016) – Farmer of the Tulla Gap Pat Gleeson (1913-2006) – Farmer and Musician – Belmont Paddy Lowry...