Notes on Bray, County Wicklow

The King of Bray   Edward Breslin (1818-1897), the son of a small farmer from Baltinglass, was Bray’s most powerful citizen in the late 19th century. He came to prominence when he oversaw the catering for the Dublin Exhibition in 1853, an event organised by William...
Notes on Wicklow Town & County Wicklow

Notes on Wicklow Town & County Wicklow

The Black Castle   In 1176, the land on which the Black Castle stands was granted to the Maurice FitzGerald, one of the first Cambro-Norman mercenaries to come to Ireland. It was part of a considerable land grant by Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, aka...
County Wicklow – Choose a Topic

County Wicklow – Choose a Topic

Wicklow Families   Acton of Kilmacurragh Barton & Childers of Glendalough Benson of Blessington Brabazon of Kilruddery, Earls of Meath Crosbie of Crosbie Park Dennis of Fortgranite Germaine of Grangecon Halpin of Arklow, Coolkenno & Wicklow Town Howard of...
The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow – Reviews

The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow – Reviews

Return to contents of The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow   MEDIA REVIEWS “Only a year after the publication of his Kildare volume, Turtle Bunbury has produced another book detailing the eccentricities and preoccupations of the landed gentry in Co....
The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow – Introduction

The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow – Introduction

The nine principle families who feature in this book descend from adventurous people of courage and conviction who arrived in Wicklow when Ireland was a violent island perched on the edge of the world. Some like the Humes, Dicks and Leslies were Scottish in origin,...