A short account of the 19th century novelist and Fenian pioneer, famed for the poem 'Slievenamon', who was born at his mother's family home in Mocklershill outside Cashel, County Tipperary, with some additional notes on his cousin, Michael Kickham, a priest who became...
There would probably have been no Easter Rising without John Devoy. Indeed, one could say that there might have been no Irish Free State without Devoy. Certainly two of Ireland’s most iconic leaders, Charles Stuart Parnell and Michael Collins, owed much of their...
PATRICK SARSFIELD GILMORE (1829-1892) NO. 1 BANDMASTER OF THE USA Lafayette Square, New Orleans, 4 March 1864. It started quietly, a lone trumpet perhaps, allowing the 15,000 people seated in the vast half-moon shaped amphitheatre a moment to settle. Another 20,000...
THE RATHDONNELL ESTATE IN ULSTER In 1879, over a third of Lord Rathdonnell’s 18,923 acres lay in the province of Ulster: 2886 acres in County Tyrone, 2600 acres in County Fermanagh and 1006 acres in County Monaghan. Much of this estate was sold off in the wake of...
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