Théophilus Desbrisay (1662-1767) & the Corkagh Deed of 1743

Théophilus Desbrisay (1662-1767) & the Corkagh Deed of 1743

Recounting the story of one of the more colourful families to take an interest in Corkagh House, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. The Desbrisays claimed descent from a warrior whom Charles the Bald entrusted with defending France against Viking and Breton assaults in the 9th...
William Caldbeck (1733-1803) & the Moyle Park Gunpowder Mills

William Caldbeck (1733-1803) & the Moyle Park Gunpowder Mills

An account of the amateur architect and barrister who built a gunpowder mills for the Irish Volunteers in Clondalkin, County Dublin, in 1782, only for the mills to explode dramatically five years later. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

McClelland of Glasnevin

MCCLELLAND OF GLASNEVIN image title Above: This is the family of Florence Miriam McClelland (1881- 1962), above, who, by her marriage in 1905 to John Craigie, was grandmother to Miriam Craigie (my mother-in-law) and thus the great-great grandmother to my daughters....
Nicholas Grueber & Corkagh’s Gunpowder Mill

Nicholas Grueber & Corkagh’s Gunpowder Mill

In the 18th century, a French Huguenot called Nicholas Grueber built the gunpowder mills at Corkagh, Clondalkin, County Dublin. This story reveals how his family also ran William III’s mills at Faversham in Kent, and examines the construction of the Corkagh mills....
Chaigneau of Corkagh & Youghal

Chaigneau of Corkagh & Youghal

The story of a Calvinist Protestant (or Huguenot) dynasty from France who relocated to Ireland in the 17th century. Louis Chaigneau, a wealthy Dublin wine and property merchant, built Corkagh House in Dublin, as well as properties in Gowran, County Kilkenny. Also...