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Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the most one of the most enigmatic adventurers, soldiers, scholars and courtiers to emerge in the Tudor Age. This essay looks at his multiple Irish connections, good and bad. Much of the information was gleaned from an excellent...
Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

The story of the Cuffes of Desart Court in the Irish county of Kilkenny is as sprawling an epic as ever there was. Over nine generations, the family were deeply ensconced in the affairs of Ireland and the Anglo-Irish world. Their rise through the ranks of Great...

Alexander McClintock of Drumcar (1692-1775)

ALEXANDER MCCLINTOCK OF DRUMCAR (1692-1775) Alexander McClintock, the eldest son of John and Janet McClintock of Trintaugh, Co Donegal, was born on 30 September 1692. He most likely went to Dublin in about 1710 where he read law and became a barrister of note during...