The O’Halloran’s

THE O’HALLORAN’S MERCHANT MEN OF ANTRIM & NEW ZEALAND EARLY ORIGINS Family lore holds that the O’Halloran’s emigrated north from County Clare on the west coast of Ireland to County Antrim at the north of the island in the late 18th century. This appeasr to be due...

Holroyd-Smyth of Ballynatray

The Holrod-Smyth family were descendants of the Smyths of Ballynatray. Lady Harriette Holroyd-Smyth was a daughter of Charlotte, Countess of Mount Cashell, whose father was the last of the Smyths to own the property. Lady Harriette & Patrick Fleming Born in...
Beere of Dublin

Beere of Dublin

The Beere family were one of Dublin's leading gold and silversmith dynasties during the Georgian Age. This story also touches on Thekla Beere, the volcanic island of St. Helena and other ancestors of the family who would go on to found the Abrakebabra chain in...