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The Sultan of Drogheda

Drogheda, 1847. The gas-lit harbour lights burned through the dusk as the tug-boat hauled the first of the three merchant ships alongside the handsome new wharfage. Out at sea, the other two ships awaited their turn, sails tight to the masts. Those gathered in the...

The O’Halloran’s

THE O’HALLORAN’S MERCHANT MEN OF ANTRIM & NEW ZEALAND EARLY ORIGINS Family lore holds that the O’Halloran’s emigrated north from County Clare on the west coast of Ireland to County Antrim at the north of the island in the late 18th century. This appeasr to be due...
Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock & His Family

Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock & His Family

This accomplished branch of the family descend from Harry McClintock, Collector of Customs at Dundalk port and uncle of the first Lord Rathdonnell. Harry’s son Leopold would find lasting fame as the man who discovered the fate of Sir John Franklin’s Arctic...