Wolfe of Forenaughts, County Kildare

Wolfe of Forenaughts, County Kildare

A Royalist soldier from Durham seems to be the first member of the Wolfes of Forenaughts to arrive in Ireland. Whatever his motives, within a generation he had established a family in the county that would play a dominant role in the “affairs of the Pale” through to...
Arthur Guinness (1759-1803) – The Brewing Maestro

Arthur Guinness (1759-1803) – The Brewing Maestro

  The story of the man who founded the famous brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin, including his ancestral link to the MacCartans of County Down, the controversy of his birth in Celbridge , his bequest from Archbishop Price and his marriage to the heiress...
Maunsell of Oakley Park, Celbridge, County Kildare

Maunsell of Oakley Park, Celbridge, County Kildare

A heroic defence of a Waterford Castle against Cromwell’s army earned the Maunsell family considerable respect from their Irish peers when they first settled in Ireland in the mid 17th century. During the Georgian Age, they rose to prominence in Limerick, as...
Medlicott of Dunmurry, County Kildare and Newport, County Mayo

Medlicott of Dunmurry, County Kildare and Newport, County Mayo

An invitation to manage the Ormonde estates in post-Restoration Ireland changed everything for the youngest sons of a prominent London barrister. In 1714, the younger brother George Medlicott acquired an estate at Dunmurry, between Rathangan and Kildare Town. Despite...

Moore of Moore Abbey – Earls of Drogheda

MOORE OF MOORE ABBEY – EARLS OF DROGHEDA Readers of magazines such as Architectural Digest, Harpers & Queens and Nest may be familiar with the work of the prolific interiors photographer Derry Moore. These same readers might be surprised to learn that Derry...