Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) – The Liberator

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) – The Liberator

Bishopscourt, County Kildare, 1815. Daniel O’Connell was only a split-second slower than John D’Esterre. Ordinarily that should have cost the 40-year-old Kerry barrister his life. But D’Esterre pulled his trigger too soon and, to the astonishment of the witnesses, the...
John McClintock, 1st Baron Rathdonnell (1798-1879)

John McClintock, 1st Baron Rathdonnell (1798-1879)

John McClintock, who inherited Drumcar House, County Louth, in 1855, launched a series of mostly unsuccessful campaigns to represent County Louth at Westminster. He served just one term from 1857-9, but he caught the eye of Benjamin Disraeli and was created Baron...