Arthur Thomas Bruen (1873-1957)

Arthur Thomas Bruen (1873-1957)

Arthur Thomas Bruen, a younger brother of Lady Rathdonnell, was agent at Lisnavagh and served with the Royal Army Service Corps in the war. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Alan Appleby Drew  (1884-1915)

Alan Appleby Drew  (1884-1915)

My hairbrush once belonged to Alan Drew, my father’s great-uncle, who was killed in one of those pointless over-the-top charges in World War One. Prior to his death, Alan taught at Mostyn House (the school near Liverpool where he studied as a boy), learned how...
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...
Synge of Syngefield & Rathmore (Offaly) and Slevoir (Tipperary)

Synge of Syngefield & Rathmore (Offaly) and Slevoir (Tipperary)

It was always said that my great-grandmother Ethel Synge Ievers (who married the 3rd Baron Rathdonnell) was a cousin of the playwright John Millington Synge. This is true, albeit in a rather distant way … Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all...