The Butlers of Ballyglasheen, County Tipperary

The Butlers of Ballyglasheen, County Tipperary

A branch of the Anglo-Norman dynasty of Butler settled in County Tipperary during the 16th century and became one of the leading cattle farming families of Tipperary Town by the advent of the War of Independence.   *****   The Butlers of Ballyglasheen descends...
John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock (1769-1855) of Drumcar, County Louth

John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock (1769-1855) of Drumcar, County Louth

Known in the family as Old Turnip, John McClintock played a prominent role in Irish politics during the last years of the Parliament in Dublin. A kinship with John Foster, the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, helped secure him a post as Serjeant-at-Arms to...
Germaine of Lisnavagh & Tobinstown

Germaine of Lisnavagh & Tobinstown

During the 18th and 19th century, some of the lands at Lisnavagh and Tobinstown in County Carlow were rented by the Germaines, a family of Huguenot extraction who came north from Clonegal. They are said to have built several houses on the land and it is for them that...