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Violet Jessop – ‘The Luckiest Woman Afloat’

Violet Jessop – ‘The Luckiest Woman Afloat’

Born in Argentina in 1887, to Irish parents, Violet survived three major maritime disasters while serving on board the White Star liners Titanic, Olympic and Britannic - a record that ensured Violet’s status as the most famous of Titanic’s eighteen stewardess....

The McCarthys of Grange End

THE MCCARTHYS OF GRANGE END ORIGIN OF THE MCCARTHYS The McCarthy’s take their name from Cárthaigh, Lord of the Eoghanacht, who reigned over the Golden Vale of Tipperary in the early 11th century. He claimed descent from Eoghan, one of the two sons of Oilioll Olum, a...
Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt House is one of the most famous Georgian houses in Ireland. Built in the 1740s, it was devastated by fire in 1974 but subsequently rebuilt. The estate takes its name from the de la Poer family who built a castle here in Norman times. In 1608, the property...