Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family

Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family

Amongst the family portraits on the walls of Lisnavagh House in County Carlow is one of a seemingly benign, well-fed gentleman clad in blue ermine. The note on the back states that he was the attorney Redmond Kane (née O’Cahan) of Mantua, Swords, County Dublin,...
Chaigneau of Corkagh & Youghal

Chaigneau of Corkagh & Youghal

The story of a Calvinist Protestant (or Huguenot) dynasty from France who relocated to Ireland in the 17th century. Louis Chaigneau, a wealthy Dublin wine and property merchant, built Corkagh House in Dublin, as well as properties in Gowran, County Kilkenny. Also...
William Bunbury III of Lisnavagh (1744-1778)

William Bunbury III of Lisnavagh (1744-1778)

William Bunbury III, MP for Carlow in Grattan’s Parliament, was the great-grandson of the first Bunbury to settle in Ireland. His grandfather, the first William Bunbury acquired the estate at Lisnavagh at the close of the 17th century. Known to his father as Willy, he...