Bolands Mills & Bakery, Dublin

Bolands Mills & Bakery, Dublin

The two austere, six-storey, cut-stone mini-skyscrapers of Bolands Flour Mills at Grand Canal Docks appear to have been built in the 1830s by Thomas Pim, an enterprising Quaker, complete with 250 wooden windows. In 1873 he sold them to Patrick Boland, owner of the...
Father Phelan, Parish Priest of Rathvilly (1885-1903)

Father Phelan, Parish Priest of Rathvilly (1885-1903)

Carlow Nationalist – Saturday 21 March 1903   OBITUARY. DEATH OF THE REV, JOHN PHELAN, P.P., RATHVILLY. Universal and widespread regret will be felt at the announcement of the death of the Very Rev John Phelan, PP, Rathvilly. The revered pastor had been in...
Hare, Earl of Listowel – Convamore

Hare, Earl of Listowel – Convamore

  Descended from a Cork merchant, the Hare family came to prominence when they bought significant lands in Counties Cork and Kerry in the late 18th century. Convamore, a splendid mansion just outside Ballyhooly, was built in the early 19th century to celebrate...
Easter Dawn – The 1916 Rising (Contents)

Easter Dawn – The 1916 Rising (Contents)

In the long and epic fight for Irish independence, few events match the drama and tragedy of the Easter Rising of 1916. Bonded by a mutual dream of an independent Ireland, an extraordinary alliance of men and women sought to overthrow the British authorities who had...
The Sack of Balbriggan, 1920

The Sack of Balbriggan, 1920

At 11pm on the evening of 20 September 1920, the Black and Tans arrived into Balbriggan from Gormanston Barracks. They were seeking reprisals for the killing of Detective Inspector Peter Burke of the Royal Irish Constabulary and his brother Sergeant Burke who were...