The Irish Defenders of Rorke’s Drift, 1879

The Irish Defenders of Rorke’s Drift, 1879

The defence of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa has captured the imagination since the moment the battle was over, not least with the 1964 movie ‘Zulu’. It marked a rare moment of redemption in the Anglo-Zulu War, one of the more shameful episodes in British colonial...

The Musgrave Migration from Leitrim to Cork

THE MUSGRAVE MIGRATION FROM LEITRIM TO CORK A Report by Turtle Bunbury (2012) It was my ambition with this study to trace the Musgrave family of Derrinasoo (and by extension of Cork) back to the 18th century. The earliest forebear I’ve found is William Musgrave...
Campbell of Drumsna, Co Leitrim, & Bath, England

Campbell of Drumsna, Co Leitrim, & Bath, England

In 1735, Thomas Bunbury of Kill married Catherine Campbell, daughter of Josias and Lettice Campbell of Drumsna, Annaduff, Co. Leitrim. The Campbells were closely related to the great naval dynasty of Rowley, the Virginia tobacco merchant family of Martin, and to...