Charles Bianconi (1786-1875) – The Man who put Ireland on Wheels

Charles Bianconi (1786-1875) – The Man who put Ireland on Wheels

  6 July 1815, Hearn’s Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. As his custom-built jaunting car clattered off down the road to Cahir on its debut journey, Charles Bianconi must have ruminated on whether his idea was a complete folly. The coach, pulled by a solitary horse,...
The Gough Family – Irish War Heroes

The Gough Family – Irish War Heroes

Family Origins   The first Goughs are believed to have been lived in Radnorshire near the border between England and Wales. Most authorities ascribe the origin of the name ‘Gough’ to the Welsh word Coch meaning ‘red’, although the word Gof...