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The Radley Family – Hoteliers & Copper Smelters

The Radley Family – Hoteliers & Copper Smelters

A look at a family who developed extensive hotel interests across Britain and Ireland during the early Victorian Age. They started the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, as well as Radley’s Hotel on College Green, Dublin, and other hotels in London and Southampton. The...
Chapter 2: The Creation of Adare Manor

Chapter 2: The Creation of Adare Manor

The building of Adare Manor by the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline, was one of the biggest projects of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland.  Completed over 30 years, it was built in an architectural style that was inspired by the Gothic Revival and...
Adare Manor – The Renaissance of an Irish Country House

Adare Manor – The Renaissance of an Irish Country House

Turtle Bunbury’s 2020 book traces Adare Manor’s journey from its origins as a medieval manor house in County Limerick to its 21st-century status as a multi-award-winning, luxury five-star resort and venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a...
Priscilla Middleton (1910-92) of Altamont, County Carlow

Priscilla Middleton (1910-92) of Altamont, County Carlow

There is a grave at Altamont, County Carlow, to a lady by name of Priscilla Middleton, who died in 1992. In ‘Altamont and the K’Eogh Connection’, Ballon-Rathoe Chronicle, 2005, p. 28-30, David K’Eogh observes: ‘Isabel Lecky-Watson had a ward of court, Priscilla, who...
Doyle of Lackabeg, County Carlow

Doyle of Lackabeg, County Carlow

A brief report on a branch of the Doyle family settled at Lackabeg, near Kildavin and Clonegal, County Carlow, compiled by Turtle Bunbury in June 2012. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...