Robert Essex & the Siege of Caher

Robert Essex & the Siege of Caher

The Irish chieftains had been up in arms against the Elizabethan army since 1592. In August 1598, Hugh O’Neill, the renegade Earl of Tyrone, had achieved his greatest victory to date when he massacred the army of Marshall Bagenal at the battle of Yellowforde....
The Clonmel Show (1865-2015)

The Clonmel Show (1865-2015)

On Sunday 5 July 2015, the Clonmel Show celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first show held in the town in 1865. The event has survived some of the darkest days in Irish history, through times of local agitation, national crisis, global conflict and Covid 19. This...

The Tale of Ned Kelly

THE TALE OF NED KELLY By Turtle Bunbury image title Above: The Outlaw Ned Kelly. If you’re a member of the Kelly Clan, click here. As he reined up outside the Glenrowan Inn that fateful dawn, Ned Kelly’s mind was diverted. A bolt had slipped from the knee-length...

The Rise and Fall of John Sadlier (1813-1856)

JOHN SADLIER (1813-1856) – A VERY SAD LIAR John Sadlier is arguably the best known of the Irish fraudsters who came to prominence in the Victorian Age. Banking was in his blood. His mother’s father James Scully established a bank in Tipperary town in 1803. Raised a...