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Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland

Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland

1847 saw the publication of ‘A Narrative of the life of Benjamin Benson, in which Mr Benson, a former slave, abolitionist, evangelist and anti-alcohol speaker exposed the horrors of slavery in Bemuda. Born into slavery in St George’s, Bermuda, in 1818, Benjamin...
Charlie Butler (1860-1932) – Agent at Lisnavagh

Charlie Butler (1860-1932) – Agent at Lisnavagh

My thanks to Edward Ruadh Butler, Isobel Butler and David K’Eogh who collectively provided me with almost all of these photographs of Lisnavagh House, Farm House, farmyard and what appears to be Germaine’s.    *****   Charlie Butler was agent to...
Elephants at Dublin Zoo

Elephants at Dublin Zoo

Jim Kenny, father of the broadcaster Pat Kenny, was senior zookeeper at Dublin Zoo for many years before his death in 1976. As Pat recalled: “It was a tough job in those days but he loved it immensely. He loved to talk to people about the animals and he was very...
Kilkenny – Historical Tales

Kilkenny – Historical Tales

The Kilkenny 'Past Tracks' panel features short accounts of Ellen, Countess of Desart; Hubert and Peggy Butler (of Butler Gallery fame); Lionel of Antwerp & the Statutes of Kilkenny; Jonathan Swift, George Berkeley & Kilkenny College; Martin Renehan - White House...