Wall (Du Valle) of County Carlow

Wall (Du Valle) of County Carlow

From the time of the Anglo-Normans through until the end of the seventeenth century, a large swathe of land running east of Carlow town in Ireland was held by the Wall family. Much of this property was subsequently subsumed into the estates of the Bunbury and Burton...
John Walsh & the Connaught Rangers

John Walsh & the Connaught Rangers

From the Field Marshals, Generals and Admirals who conquered the globe right down to the vital Private soldier, the Irish impact upon the British Empire was nothing short of astounding. In the 1830s, a whopping 42% of the British Army was Irish. As Ruth Dudley-Edwards...
The Siege of Castlecuffe, County Laoise

The Siege of Castlecuffe, County Laoise

The following was kindly transcribed by Máirtín D’Alton from Seosamh MacCába’s book, ‘Dúthaí Uí Ríagáin’ (Imperial Print, 1967): ‘During the Confederate Wars 1641-49, the O Dunnes of Ui Riagain led by Captain Daniel Dunne (Dónal óg) and...