More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Enfield, Co. Kildare

More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Enfield, Co. Kildare

Descended from two great Catholic Irish families, the More O’Ferrals combined with the marriage in 1751 of the Balyna heiress Letitia O’More and the Dublin banker Richard Ferrall. At the close of the 18th century, Richard and Letitia’s sons played a prominent role on...
More O’Ferrall of Kildangan, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

More O’Ferrall of Kildangan, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

A short account of Kildangan Stud from its acquisition by the O’Reilly family in 1705 to its development as a major equestrian base by the More O’Ferrall family.   *****   Edward More O Ferrall (1805-1875)   Born on 17 May 1805, (Charles)...
Galvin of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary & Chile

Galvin of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary & Chile

Many years later, as he lay shivering on his deathbed in the hot, dry Peruvian sun, Frank Galvin must have thought back to the demise of his own father. The death of James Galvin thirty years earlier had almost destroyed the family. The old man’s demise was attributed...