Commodore John Barry (1745-1803), Father of the American Navy

Commodore John Barry (1745-1803), Father of the American Navy

The Wexford man was the United States’ first commissioned naval officer, as well as its first flag officer. On his watch, the US Navy converted 40 acres of Brooklyn into one of the world's biggest shipyards. It stands next to the oldest park in Brooklyn, renamed...
William Presley of Eagle Hill, Hacketstown

William Presley of Eagle Hill, Hacketstown

The story of a savage attack on William Presley in 1775, possibly by the Whiteboys, and how that launched a festival in Hacketstown, even if it sadly transpired that the Carlow town was not Elvis's ancestral home. Complete access to all articles on this website for...
Waterways Through Time

Waterways Through Time

‘A most wonderful selection.’ Eanna ni Lamhna Mooney Goes Wild, RTE Radio One   “Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and ever different waters flow down.” Heraclitus   *****   On 21st February 2022, my fiftieth birthday, I launched...