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The Bog Commission, 1809

The Bog Commission, 1809

How Napoleon Bonaparte inadvertently inspired a project to grow hemp in Irish bogs, resulting in 50 invaluable maps and 4 comprehensive reports on the extent and nature of over one million acres of Irish bogland. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

Thomas Burgh of Oldtown (1670-1730)

Thomas Burgh of Oldtown (1670 – 1730) For much of the 16th and 17th centuries, Ireland was an island ravaged by incessant and brutal war. In 1691, the Protestant monarch William of Orange secured final victory over his Jacobite enemies and an era of unprecedented...
The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

Originating in Norfolk, the Yelvertons rose through the ranks in England to become, at various times, Baron Grey de Ruthyn, Earl of Kent and Earl of Sussex. Another branch moved to Ireland where Viscount Avonmore was a leading legal eagle in the Georgian Age. This...
De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

Reputedly descended from Charlemagne, the de Burgh's role in Irish affairs has been immense since the first knights who cantered across the seas in the 12th century. The Oldtown branch was established in Kildare 325 years ago by Thomas Burgh, a brilliant military...