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) – Rebel, Convict, Merchant, Bigamist?

Michael Hayes (1767-1825) – Rebel, Convict, Merchant, Bigamist?

The story of a man transported to Australia for his role in the United Irishmen rebellion of 1798 who made his mark by bringing Catholicism to the penal colony, and an allegation of bigamy.   *****   Michael Hayes (1767-1825) grew up in Wexford Town on the south-east...
George Plant (1904-1942) – IRA Executioner

George Plant (1904-1942) – IRA Executioner

The story of a ruthless IRA assassin of Protestant stock, a man who knew too much about government affairs in the 1930s and early 1940s, and how he was effectively set up for the firing squad. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
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...