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...
Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

The story of the Cuffes of Desart Court in the Irish county of Kilkenny is as sprawling an epic as ever there was. Over nine generations, the family were deeply ensconced in the affairs of Ireland and the Anglo-Irish world. Their rise through the ranks of Great...

Colvin of Monkhams Hall

COLVIN OF MONKHAMS HALL ISABELLA KATHERINE MCCLINTOCK BUNBURY – THE BROWN MOUSE image title The christening of Patrick Colvin in 1926 was attended by the 2nd Lord Rathdonnell (left), Hester and her daughter Susan, Jack Colvin, Isabella Colvin (holding baby Pat), an...

2nd Lieutenant William McClintock Bunbury (1878-1900)

2ND LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MCCLINTOCK BUNBURY (1878-1900) 2nd Lieutenant the Hon. William McClintock Bunbury was born at Lisnavagh on 15 September 1878, the eldest son and heir of Thomas Kane (Tom) McClintock Bunbury, 2nd Baron Rathdonnell, and his wife, Lady Katherine...