The Clonmel Show (1865-2015)

The Clonmel Show (1865-2015)

The Clonmel Show has survived some of the darkest days in Irish history, through times of local agitation, national crisis, global conflict and Covid 19. This account was commissioned by the Clonmel Show Committee as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2015....
Finnstown House, Lucan, County Dublin

Finnstown House, Lucan, County Dublin

“Fyne’s Town” A legal record from 1547 refers to a property spelled “Fyne’s Town” located just outside Lucan, County Dublin. 17th century maps spell the name “Fyan’s Town”. This implies that it was once a town belonging to a family called Fyne or Fyan. Some suggest...

Plunkett of Crickstown

EARLY ORIGINS The Plunkett family has been associated with Royal Meath for at least seven centuries. Although not indigenous to Ireland, the Plunkett name has become distinctly Gaelic over the course of time and there are no Plunketts anywhere in the world who are not...

The O’Halloran’s

THE O’HALLORAN’S MERCHANT MEN OF ANTRIM & NEW ZEALAND EARLY ORIGINS Family lore holds that the O’Halloran’s emigrated north from County Clare on the west coast of Ireland to County Antrim at the north of the island in the late 18th century. This appeasr to be due...

Fennell of Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare

THE FENNELLS OF BURTOWN HOUSE, ATHY, CO. KILDARE This work is dedicated to the memory of William Fennell, late of Burtown House, one of the finest gentlemen of his generation. It is an updated version of the original extract from “The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy...