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,...
Conolly of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Conolly of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Perhaps the greatest individual phenomenon of 18th century Ireland was the rise of Speaker Conolly, an innkeeper’s son from Donegal who the most powerful man of his generation. His magnificent Palladian residence at Castletown House, Celbridge, is one of the Irish...