Wolfe of Forenaughts, County Kildare

Wolfe of Forenaughts, County Kildare

A Royalist soldier from Durham seems to be the first member of the Wolfes of Forenaughts to arrive in Ireland. Whatever his motives, within a generation he had established a family in the county that would play a dominant role in the “affairs of the Pale” through to...
De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

With a lineage that reputedly stretches back to Charlemagne, the de Burgh’s role in Irish affairs has made an immense impact on the shape of the island’s past. From the first Norman knights who cantered across the seas in the 12th century to the courtrooms...