Dr. Barry O’Meara (1786-1836) – Napoleon’s Doctor

Dr. Barry O’Meara (1786-1836) – Napoleon’s Doctor

An account of the gung-ho surgeon from Blackrock, County Dublin, who became physician and friend to the fallen French Emperor during his exile on the island of St Helena. ***** THE EARLY YEARS Dr. Barry Edward O’Meara was born at Newtown House, Blackrock,...
Tighe of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny, and Rossana, Co. Wicklow

Tighe of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny, and Rossana, Co. Wicklow

The Tighe family’s connection to Ireland began when an opportunist farmer from Lincolnshire secured the contract to supply Cromwell’s troops with bread and wheat. He became MP for Dublin and indeed every generation of the family held a seat in the Irish Parliament...

The Kinnears from Balmerino to Ballybay

THE KINNEARS FROM BALMERINO TO BALLYBAY Arms: Sable, on a bend or, three martlets (or canary birds) vert. Crest: Two anchors, saltier ways, proper. Motto: I live in hope. WHAT’S IN A NAME? There have always been numerous variations to the spelling of the name with de...
The Trench Family, Earls of Clancarty

The Trench Family, Earls of Clancarty

A remarkable family, descended from a French Huguenot refugee whose grandson established the family at Ballinasloe in County Galway. Headed up by the Earl of Clancarty, its prominent figures include one of the architects of modern Europe after Napoleon's fall, a 20th...
The Gough Family – Irish War Heroes

The Gough Family – Irish War Heroes

A family with several Victoria Crosses and a Field Marshal to their name, the Goughs started out as clergymen in County Limerick before becoming imperial warriors with the British Empire. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...