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, plus the miscellaneous and colourful MacCarthy exiles living in France during the 18th century, with reference to the branches at Carrignavar, Gortroe and Spring House. Become a member of...
Osborne of Ballkyknockan, Craddockstown and Tipper

Osborne of Ballkyknockan, Craddockstown and Tipper

The family who prospered on the Ballyknockan granite quarries in County Wicklow, several branches of which relocated to County Kildare where they became one of the best-known equestrian dynasties in Ireland during the 20th and early 21st centuries. Become a member of...
Guinness of Lodge Park, County Kildare

Guinness of Lodge Park, County Kildare

Overlooking a stretch of the River Liffey, Lodge Park was bought by the Guinness family in 1948 and it is presently home to Robert and Sarah Guinness. Robert descends from Samuel, a younger brother of Arthur Guinness the Brewer, who became a goldbeater in the 18th...