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Huntington Castle – Ghostly Tales & Worthy Fellowships

Huntington Castle – Ghostly Tales & Worthy Fellowships

Huntington Castle has always had an otherworldly ambience. Just over a hundred years ago, a meteorite fell to earth and landed near the avenue. The story takes in Franciscan monks, Tudor bigamists, American pioneers, ghosts a-plenty and a cellar devoted to devoted to...
William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke (1147-1219) – The Greatest Knight

William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke (1147-1219) – The Greatest Knight

William Marshal was the most powerful Anglo-Norman lord to come to Ireland. A jousting champion, die-hard crusader and pre-Machiavellian tactician, he survived the turbulent courts of four Plantagenet Kings to become Regent of England, Lord of Leinster and the richest...

Michael Hayes (1767-1825)

Michael Hayes (1767-1825) By Turtle Bunbury (2004) Michael Hayes (1767-1825) grew up in Wexford Town on the south east coast of Ireland but was later transported to Australia. We are extremely fortunate to have fourteen letters, written by Michael in Sydney between...

George Plant (1904-1942) – IRA Executioner

GEORGE PLANT (1904-1942) – IRA EXECUTIONER As he faced his firing squad at Portlaoise Prison that warm spring afternoon in 1942, George Plant pulled a handkerchief out of his breast pocket and briefly rubbed his shoe caps. Turning to one of the prison orderlies, he...
Matthias Buchinger (1674-1739) – A Most Astonishing German in Ireland

Matthias Buchinger (1674-1739) – A Most Astonishing German in Ireland

The mind-bending tale of a German magician, musician and master of calligraphy who spent twenty years in Ireland, probably inspiring Jonathan Swift’s Lilliputians, and died in Cork, yet never grew higher than twenty-nine inches. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a...