Knox D’Arcy (1849-1917)

KNOX D’ARCY (1849 – 1917) The First Great Oil Tycoon See Turtle’s article on Knox D’Arcy, published in the Irish Daily Mail. Knox D’Arcy (1849-1911) was one of Australia’s greatest entrepreneurs. The only son of an Irish-born solicitor, he is regarded as the founding...
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...
George Moore: The Man Behind Alfred Nobbs

George Moore: The Man Behind Alfred Nobbs

The film 'Albert Nobbs' is based on a story, first published in 1918, by the Irish author George Moore. In 1912, he abandoned Ireland in pursuit of unrequited love in London with one of the richest women in the world. An early critic of the dictatorial behaviour of...

Patrick ‘Bob’ Gallagher (1944-1967) – Mayo’s Vietnam Hero

PATRICK ‘BOB’ GALLAGHER (1944-1967) – MAYO’S VIETNAM HERO On 12 March 2018, New York Senator Chuck E Schumer announced that the U.S. Navy will name one of its next destroyers, the Arleigh Burk-class DDG-127, after Marine Corporal Patrick ‘Bob’ Gallagher (1944-1967)....

Medlicott of Dunmurry, Co. Kildare

Medlicott of Dunmurry, Co. Kildare FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. KILDARE’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2004). An invitation to manage the Ormonde estates in post-Restoration Ireland changed everything for the youngest...