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...
The Trench Family, Earls of Clancarty

The Trench Family, Earls of Clancarty

A remarkable family, descended from a French Huguenot refugee whose grandson established the family at Ballinasloe near Aughrim in County Galway. Headed up by the Earl of Clancarty, its prominent figures include one of the architects of modern Europe after...