Alcock & Brown’s Trans-Atlantic Crossing of 1919

Alcock & Brown’s Trans-Atlantic Crossing of 1919

In 1919, one of the most magnificent events in history occurred when Captain Alcock and Lieutenant Brown crash-landed into a Connemara bog. The duo had just flown 1,880 miles from Newfoundland. Not only was it the longest distance yet flown by man but it was also the...
Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

The story of a courageous and fiery priest from County Mayo who sought to end landlordism, evictions and evangelical conversion of Catholic children in the 19th century and who was alleged to have stolen the famous Cross of Cong, one of Europe’s most valuable...
Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

Considered one of the finest governors of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the island’s history, Sir William’s legacy is complicated by the appalling treatment of Tamil labourers, as well as the Gregory Clause in Ireland during the Great Hunger. His wife was the...