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Henry of Straffan House & Lodge Park, County Kildare

Henry of Straffan House & Lodge Park, County Kildare

Descended from a Presbyterian minister whose son struck gold in banking and linen, the family lived at Straffan House on the banks of the Liffey during the 18th century, as well as nearby Lodge Park. A high-profile marriage to the Earl of Milltown’s daughter gave them...

Howard of Shelton Abbey – the Earls of Wicklow

HOWARD OF SHELTON ABBEY – THE EARLS OF WICKLOW “Inservi Deo et Laetare” (Serve God and Rejoice) For close on three hundred years, the Howard family held court at Shelton Abbey outside Arklow. From the outset they were an unusual clan with a tremendous penchant for the...