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

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 ConnectionUp arrow One of...

The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey

THE PONSONBYS OF KILCOOLEY ABBEY For more on this family, see Smyth of Ballynatray, Holroyd-Smyth of Ballynatray and the Earls Mouncashell.. THE BACKGROUND On 21st April 1902, six months after his fathers’ death, Captain Rowland Holroyd-Smyth married Alice Ponsonby, a...

Jack Bunbury (1851-1893)

JACK BUNBURY (1851 – 1893) (AKA HON. JOHN WILLIAM MCCLINTOCK BUNBURY) Born in Dublin on 1st September 1851, the Hon. John William (Jack) McClintock Bunbury was the only brother of Thomas Kane (“Tom”) McClintock Bunbury (1848 – 1929), subsequently Lord Rathdonnell and...
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...