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...
Viewmount House, County Carlow

Viewmount House, County Carlow

The story of one of County Carlow's oldest mansions, a Browne-Clayton house, and its connection to Sir Edward Crosbie, executed in 1798. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Tighe of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny, and Rossana, Co. Wicklow

Tighe of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny, and Rossana, Co. Wicklow

The Tighe family’s connection to Ireland began when an opportunist farmer from Lincolnshire secured the contract to supply Cromwell’s troops with bread and wheat. He became MP for Dublin and indeed every generation of the family held a seat in the Irish Parliament...

Madden of Hilton Park

MADDEN OF HILTON PARK ORIGINS Romantic genealogists trace the origins of the Madden family back to a Milesian prince called Madaidhin (from the Irish madadh for hound or mastiff) whose descendents, the O Madaidhin (O’Madden) or Maddens of Hy-Many, occupied O’Kelly’s...

Moore of Moore Abbey – Earls of Drogheda

MOORE OF MOORE ABBEY – EARLS OF DROGHEDA Readers of magazines such as Architectural Digest, Harpers & Queens and Nest may be familiar with the work of the prolific interiors photographer Derry Moore. These same readers might be surprised to learn that Derry Moore...