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Thomas St. George MacCarthy (1862-1943)

Thomas ST. George MacCarthy (1862-1943) DISTRICT INSPECTOR, RIC A founder member of the GAA – airbrushed from history because of his membership of the Crown forces – was rehabilitated in 2009 as part of the “Re-dedication of Founder’s Graves” programme to mark the...
Charles Joseph Kickham (1828-1882)

Charles Joseph Kickham (1828-1882)

A short account of the 19th century novelist and Fenian pioneer, famed for the poem 'Slievenamon', who was born at his mother's family home in Mocklershill outside Cashel, County Tipperary, with some additional notes on his cousin, Michael Kickham, a priest who became...
Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

Father Patrick Lavelle (1825-1861) – The Patriot Priest of Partry.

The story of a courageous and fiery priest from County Mayo who sought to end landlordism, evictions and evangelical conversion of Catholic children in the 19th century and who was alleged to have stolen the famous Cross of Cong. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12...

George Moore: The Man Behind Alfred Nobbs

George Moore: The Man Behind Alfred Nobbs By Turtle Bunbury With Glenn Close and the ‘Albert Nobbs’ movie winging its way towards Irish cinemas in 2011, there has been a renewed focus on George Moore, the brilliant but divisive Mayo-born author who wrote the original...