Richard Butler (1794-1862), Vicar of Trim and  Dean of Clonmacnoise

Richard Butler (1794-1862), Vicar of Trim and  Dean of Clonmacnoise

My grandfather’s great-uncle Richard Butler, Vicar of Trim and  Dean of Clonmacnoise, married Harriet Edgeworth, a half-sister of Maria Edgeworth, Described as ‘a handsome man with expressive eyes’, he was born at Granard, County Longford, on 14 October 1794. He was...
Walt Disney’s Leprechaun Hunt

Walt Disney’s Leprechaun Hunt

By the time of his death in 1966, Walt Disney was a household name across the world, having racked up far more Oscars than anyone else in history and established a multi-national company that now has an annual revenue of umpteen zillion, as well as resorts and theme...
Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

This account is dedicated to the memory of my friend John Rogers (1968-2022) who commissioned me to write this story in 2002. John consistently encouraged me when I was unsteady during the early years of my historical odyssey.     Contents 1.The Origins of the Cuffe...