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The McCarthys of Grange End

THE MCCARTHYS OF GRANGE END ORIGIN OF THE MCCARTHYS The McCarthy’s take their name from Cárthaigh, Lord of the Eoghanacht, who reigned over the Golden Vale of Tipperary in the early 11th century. He claimed descent from Eoghan, one of the two sons of Oilioll Olum, a...

Bunbury of Kilfeacle, co. Tipperary

MATTHEW BUNBURY (1675-1733) The Bunburys of Kilfeacle, Co. Tipperary, descend from Mathew Bunbury (1675-1733), fourth son of Benjamin Bunbury (1642-1707) of Killerig, Co Carlow. His three elder brothers were Joseph Bunbury of Johnstown, Thomas Bunbury of Cloghna &...
Bunbury of Lisbryan, Spiddal, Woodville … and Borneo

Bunbury of Lisbryan, Spiddal, Woodville … and Borneo

This branch of the main Lisnavagh family initially settled between County Tipperary and Connemara. Descendants include a man who held the world record for shorthand writing, the Borneo settler for whom the Bunbury Shoals are named and the unfortunate Molly Bunbury who...
The Bunbury Isaac Family

The Bunbury Isaac Family

In 1758, Thomas Bunbury of Kill, County Carlow, married Susanna Priscilla Isaac, daughter of the County Down barrister John Isaac. Their descendants would hold properties such as Holywood (Hollywood), near Hillsborough, County Down, Seafield House, near Donabate,...