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The Story of Corkagh, Clondalkin (Dublin) – Introduction & Chapter 1

The Story of Corkagh, Clondalkin (Dublin) – Introduction & Chapter 1

The Corkagh demesne has been in existence since at least 1326 when listed as part of the Archbishop of Dublin’s manor of Clondalkin. A modest castle existed here in the medieval age followed by a farmhouse constructed in about 1650. This section looks at the turbulent...

John Sadlier (1813-1856) – A Very Sad Liar

JOHN SADLIER (1813-1856) – A VERY SAD LIAR John Sadlier is arguably the best known of the Irish fraudsters who came to prominence in the Victorian Age. Banking was in his blood. His mother’s father James Scully established a bank in Tipperary town in 1803. Raised a...

Maunsell of Oakley Park

Maunsell of Oakley Park The following story is an updated version of that contained in Turtle Bunbury’s 2004 book, ‘The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of Co. Kildare’. If you should spot any errors or ommissions, or have further information or photographs of...

More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Co. Kildare

MORE O’FERRALL OF BALYNA, CO. KILDARE FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. KILDARE’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2004). Descended from two great Catholic Irish families, the More O’Ferrals combined with the marriage in 1751 of...