Diana Drew (1912-1978)

Diana Drew (1912-1978)

Educated at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London, my great-aunt Diana Drew was a teenage prodigy whose works appeared at the successful British Lino-Cuts exhibitions in 1929, 1930 and 1931. A passionate yachtswoman and supporter of the Westmorland Tories, she...
The MacCarthys of Munster

The MacCarthys of Munster

An account of the origins of the McCarthy family, and various branches thereof (Carrignavar, Gortroe and Spring House), plus the miscellaneous and colourful MacCarthy exiles living in France during the 18th century.   *****    The Origin Of The Macarthy Family...
Osborne of Ballkyknockan, Craddockstown and Tipper

Osborne of Ballkyknockan, Craddockstown and Tipper

  An abbreviated version of this account appears in ‘The Centenary of Naas Racecourse (1924-2024) – Nursery of Champions’ by Turtle Bunbury.   Back to Naas 100 Contents WILLIAM OSBORNE (1845-1931) – THE GAFFER   The early history of the Osbornes is a...
Guinness of Lodge Park, County Kildare

Guinness of Lodge Park, County Kildare

Overlooking a stretch of the River Liffey, Lodge Park was built by Hugh Henry whose wife Lady Anne Leeson grew up at Russborough. The house was bought by the Guinness family in 1948 and it is presently home to Robert and Sarah Guinness. Robert descends from Samuel, a...