Jack Judge (1872-1938)

Jack Judge (1872-1938) THE MAN WHO WROTE ‘TIPPERARY’ As the curtains parted in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on the evening of 27th August 1914, the audience must have craning their necks to get a better view of Jack Judge.[i] The Great War had been on for just under a...

The Whishaws: From Rudheath to Russia

(with sub-chapters on the Henley & Yeames families) This story was commissioned in 2006 as a gift for the Green family of Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co. Cork.   The Whishaw Family & the Russian Connection One of the great discoveries in probing the...
The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey, County Tipperary

The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey, County Tipperary

A work-in-progress account of the Posonnby family and their connections to the Barker, Bridgeman, Turton, Plunkett, Holroyd-Smyth, Brabazon and Chetwynd-Staplyton families. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Hon. Jack Bunbury (1851-1893)

The Hon. Jack Bunbury (1851-1893)

(aka Hon. John William McClintock Bunbury)   Born in Dublin on 1 September 1851, the Hon. John William (Jack) McClintock Bunbury was the only brother of Thomas Kane McClintock Bunbury (1848-1929), aka Tom Bunbury, subsequently 2nd Baron Rathdonnell and President of...
Thomas Bunbury (1606-1668) – Oxford Links

Thomas Bunbury (1606-1668) – Oxford Links

The Bunburys of Lisnavagh descend from Thomas Bunbury, son of Sir Henry Bunbury (1565-1634) of Stanney Hall, Cheshire. This page looks at his links to the Birkenhead family and Balliol College, Oxford, as well as Cromwellian links to Carlow town and the gruesome fate...