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John Walsh & the Connaught Rangers

John Walsh & the Connaught Rangers

Often considered the most Irish of regiments in the British army, 'The Devil's Own' excelled from the Peninsula War through to the horrors of the First World War trenches. This story also looks at the career of John Walsh, a sergeant, whose career ended up in disgrace...

Murder in Roscommon – The Assassination of the Rev. John Lloyd, 1847

On Sunday 28 November 1847, the Rev. John Lloyd and his servant were making their way home in a horse-drawn gig from Aughrim Church where he had just preached a sermon. Approximately a mile from his residence at Smith-hill, the assassins struck. [1] Two men armed with...
The Burning of Knockcroghery, 1921

The Burning of Knockcroghery, 1921

The night the Black and Tans burned down 11 houses in Knockcroghery, including its famous clay pipe factory, and why they did it. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

The Gunning Sisters

THE GUNNING SISTERS Croome Park, Worcestershire, October 1761. The dark room stank of death and poison as the Countess of Coventry breathed her last. Her once beautiful porcelain skin was badly pocked and already decaying. It was an astonishingly tragic finale for the...
Billy the Kid (1859-1882)

Billy the Kid (1859-1882)

A veritable Irish desperado if ever there was one, Billy the Kid was born 'Henry McCarty', the son of an Irish emigrant, and raised amid the ramshackle tenements of New York's Lower East Side before he headed off to the Wild West. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12...