Asgard & The Howth Gun-Running, 1914

ASGARD & THE HOWTH GUN-RUNNING, 1914 By Turtle Bunbury Shortly before noon on the hot, blue-skied Sunday morning in July 1914, a white sail floated out from behind Lambay Island and began to nonchalantly make its way towards the small port of Howth. Asgard was on...

Medlicott of Dunmurry, Co. Kildare

Medlicott of Dunmurry, Co. Kildare FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. KILDARE’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2004). An invitation to manage the Ormonde estates in post-Restoration Ireland changed everything for the youngest...

Rudall of London and Cornwall

THE RUDALLS OF LONDON image title Above: Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes, Cornwall, and sometime inventor & supernaturalist. My wife Ally’s maternal great-grandmother was Mary Elfrida Catherine Rudall, eldest daughter of the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St....

Holroyd-Smyth of Ballynatray

The Holrod-Smyth family were descendants of the Smyths of Ballynatray. Lady Harriette Holroyd-Smyth was a daughter of Charlotte, Countess of Mount Cashell, whose father was the last of the Smyths to own the property. Lady Harriette & Patrick Fleming Born in...
Browne Clayton of Browne’s Hill, County Carlow

Browne Clayton of Browne’s Hill, County Carlow

An account of the family who lived at Browne's Hill outside Carlow from 1763 through until the 1950s, including the Browne Clayton Column (modelled on Pompey’s Pillar in Egypt) in Wexford, and a more recent connection to the last days of the Cambodian dictator Pol...