William Knox D’Arcy (1849-1917) – The Irish Oil Tycoon

William Knox D’Arcy (1849-1917) – The Irish Oil Tycoon

As he inspected the wells and rigs of his vast oil fields in Persia (Iran), Knox D’Arcy must have marvelled at the manner in which his fortunes had turned again. In 1908, his drilling team discovered the first commercial oil field in the Middle East. World history...

Jack Judge (1872-1938)

Jack Judge (1872-1938) THE MAN WHO WROTE ‘TIPPERARY’ As the curtains parted in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on the evening of 27th August 1914, the audience must have craning their necks to get a better view of Jack Judge.[i] The Great War had been on for just under a...

Knox D’Arcy (1849-1917)

KNOX D’ARCY (1849 – 1917) The First Great Oil Tycoon See Turtle’s article on Knox D’Arcy, published in the Irish Daily Mail. Knox D’Arcy (1849-1911) was one of Australia’s greatest entrepreneurs. The only son of an Irish-born...

The Moffatts

THE MOFFATTS BANNOCKBURN TO BALLYBAY, BLACKROCK TO BAGHDAD THE ORIGINS OF THE MOFFATT FAMILY Family lore holds that the Moffatt clan descends from Andlaw, or Allan, a Norse Viking who settled in Scotland during the 10th century. His granddaughter married William de...