Dr. Barry O’Meara (1786-1836) – Napoleon’s Doctor

Dr. Barry O’Meara (1786-1836) – Napoleon’s Doctor

An account of the gang-ho surgeon from Blackrock, County Dublin, who became physician and friend to the fallen French Emperor during his exile on the island of St Helena. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Chesterfield House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Chesterfield House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

WILLIAMSTOWN Chesterfield House is located on Cross Avenue, midway between Booterstown and Blackrock. When the house was first built, it lay in a village, now swallowed up by the city, called Williamstown. Even in 1847, the Parliamentary Gazetteer noted how the...

The Moffatts

THE MOFFATTS BANNOCKBURN TO BALLYBAY, BLACKROCK TO BAGHDAD THE ORIGINS OF THE MOFFATT FAMILY Family lore holds that the Moffatt clan descends from Andlaw, or Allan, a Norse Viking who settled in Scotland during the 10th century. His granddaughter married William de...