Rayne’s Shoes – A Tipperary Tale

Rayne’s Shoes – A Tipperary Tale

Founded in 1885, Rayne’s were considered the most glamorous shoes in the world from the 1930s, when Royalty and Hollywood turned to them with a passion, through until the 1970s. It all started, as these things do, with an Irishman. His name was Henry Ryan and he is...
Beere of Dublin

Beere of Dublin

The Beere family were one of Dublin’s leading gold and silversmith dynasties during the Georgian Age. This story also touches on Thekla Beere, the volcanic island of St. Helena and other ancestors of the family who would go on to found the Abrakebabra chain in...