Richard Boyle (1566–1643) – The Great Earl of Cork

Richard Boyle (1566–1643) – The Great Earl of Cork

Without question, Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork,  was the dominant figure on Ireland’s Blackwater Valley for the first forty years of the 17th century.  Indeed, the entrepreneur from Canterbury was one of the most extraordinary and powerful characters in Western...
Rosie Hackett (1893-1976) – For Whom the Dublin Bridge is Named

Rosie Hackett (1893-1976) – For Whom the Dublin Bridge is Named

Liberty Hall, March 1916. Rosie Hackett held her nerve, as she always did. The policemen were here to raid the union shop. That was obvious. They’d been raiding shops and printers all across Dublin since early morning, seizing type and dismantling machinery. They were...