Slats – Was the MGM Lion from Dublin?

Slats – Was the MGM Lion from Dublin?

Slats the lion served as the mascot of the Goldwyn Studio (later Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, or MGM) in Hollywood from 1917 to 1928. Although his hey-day predates the talkies, his sleepy, growling visage also graced the logo that kick-started all MGM films made between 1924...
The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

The history of the Yelverton family falls into two parts. The first covers nearly five hundred years of the family’s earlier activities in England, from the birth of Andrew Yelverton in Norfolk in 1307 to the death of Henry Yelverton, 18th Baron Grey de Ruthyn...
Connolly of Dundalk, County Louth

Connolly of Dundalk, County Louth

ORIGIN OF THE CONNOLLY NAME   The Connollys, or O’Conghailes, were an ancient Connacht sept who took their name from the Gaelic word ‘con’, meaning ‘hound’, and ‘gal, meaning ‘valour’; hence ‘descendant(s) of the Hound of Valour’. The chief branch resided...