Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) in Ireland, 1791

Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) in Ireland, 1791

See also Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland   *****   Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–1797), aka Gustavus Vassa was one of the first black abolitionists to visit Ireland.  Born in the village of Essaka in modern southern Nigeria, he was...
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...