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Kelpie, Chotah & the Kilcoole Gun-Run, 1914

Kilcoole, County Wicklow, August 1st 1914. Constables Dalton and Webb knew something was up. As they patrolled the railway line between Greystones and Kilcoole, they saw lights flashing from a yacht lying at anchor off Ballygannon Point. An unusual location, they...
Death on Bachelor’s Walk, 1914

Death on Bachelor’s Walk, 1914

On the eve of the First World War, a gun-running expedition by Irish nationalists turns fatal when soldiers from the King’s Own Scottish Borderers open fire on a hostile crowd along one of Dublin City's busiest quays. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Mary Spring Rice (1880-1924)

Mary Spring Rice (1880-1924)

During her all too short life, Lord Monteagle's remarkable daughter sailed out with the Childers on Asgard on that extraordinarily audacious gun-run in 1914 and, during the War of Independence, she made her mark by offering indispensable first aid lessons to nurses...
Barton of Straffan House, County Kildare, and Grove, County Tipperary

Barton of Straffan House, County Kildare, and Grove, County Tipperary

The remarkable tale of the family of ‘Wine Geese’ who, having arrived in Ireland in the last year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, prospered in the wine trade despite the French Revolution.  They owned the Châteaux Léoville Barton and Langoa vineyards from where some of...

Barton & Childers of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

BARTON & CHILDERS OF GLENDALOUGH, CO. WICKLOW FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. WICKLOW’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2005). “Fide et Fortitude” (By fidelity and fortitude) The destiny of the Barton and Childers families...