Tuatha De Danaan – Greetings Earthlings? (1999)

With battlefields and burial sites dating back over 6000 years, one would do well to drive around County Sligo bearing in mind that in a long-gone universe these same moors and mountains were once home to the Tuatha De Danaan, an ancient and possibly fictitious tribe...
A History of Bishopscourt, Clones, Co. Monaghan

A History of Bishopscourt, Clones, Co. Monaghan

Built as a rectory for the Church of Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars, Bishopscourt was considered such a fine abode that two Bishops of Clogher opted to use it as their main place of residence during the first decades of the 20th century. This tale takes in the...
The Townland of Tobinstown (in progress)

The Townland of Tobinstown (in progress)

A working document about the townland south of Lisnavagh and east of Haroldstown, including Tobinstown School and the old pub. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
The Pre-Bunbury History of Lisnavagh, County Carlow

The Pre-Bunbury History of Lisnavagh, County Carlow

A look at the origins of Lisnavagh's name, and the various players - Butler, Leyn, Meredith, Gilbert and Korton - who were connected to the townland before the Bunburys arrived. The more I learn about the past, the more connected I feel to the future. Unlimited access...