The Venerable Mary Aikenhead (1787-1858)

The Venerable Mary Aikenhead (1787-1858)

In 2015, Pope Francis issued a papal decree proclaiming the heroic virtues of Mary Aikenhead, founder of the Religious Sisters of Charity. Not only does that mean she can henceforward be referred to as the Venerable Mary Aikenhead, but the doctor's daughter from Cork...
Arthur Guinness (1759-1803) – The Brewing Maestro

Arthur Guinness (1759-1803) – The Brewing Maestro

The story of the man who founded the famous brewery at St James's Gate in Dublin, including his ancestral link to the MacCartans of County Down, the controversy of his birth in Celbridge , his bequest from Archbishop Price and his marriage to the heiress Olivia...

Madden of Hilton Park

MADDEN OF HILTON PARK ORIGINS Romantic genealogists trace the origins of the Madden family back to a Milesian prince called Madaidhin (from the Irish madadh for hound or mastiff) whose descendents, the O Madaidhin (O’Madden) or Maddens of Hy-Many, occupied O’Kelly’s...