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,...
Arabin of Corkagh & Moyglare

Arabin of Corkagh & Moyglare

The tale of a French gentry family who fled their homeland, prospered as officers in William of Orange’s army and ran the gunpowder mills at Corkagh near Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, for almost 40 years, with cameos by a disgraced Lord Mayor, a cuckolded husband and a...