Menlo Park, one of the most iconic places in Silicon Valley, was founded by two Galway men in the 1850s. It previously belonged to Don José Darío Argüello, the Mexican pioneer who founded Los Angeles. Complete access to all articles on this website for €12 / year...
The White House was built by a fellow from Kilkenny and burned down by a man from Down. At least 22 of its presidential occupants had Irish roots, as did numerous other founding fathers and leading political figures in US history. Complete access to all articles on...
St. George Gore, the most extravagant buffalo hunter in history, was also a major Donegal landowner and one of the lousiest types of absentee landlord. In a single hunting trip to North America, he killed 2,000 prairie buffalo, 1,600 deer and elk, as well as thousands...
An off-shoot of the Harrington family of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork who made their way from Milleens near Eyeries, via the copper mines of Montana and the silver mines of Colorado, to the verdant pastures of Tipperary where they turned to cattle farming....
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