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The Clonmel Show (1865-2015)

The Clonmel Show (1865-2015)

The Clonmel Show has survived some of the darkest days in Irish history, through times of local agitation, national crisis, global conflict and Covid 19. This account was commissioned by the Clonmel Show Committee as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2015....
Humewood Castle, County Wicklow

Humewood Castle, County Wicklow

Humewood Castle is without doubt one of the most eccentric buildings in Ireland. Built in 1868 for Fitzwilliam Dick, it later passed to his granddaughter, Mimi, who married General Maxim Weygand, commander-of-chief of the Allied forces in Europe on the eve of the...

John Sadlier (1813-1856) – A Very Sad Liar

JOHN SADLIER (1813-1856) – A VERY SAD LIAR John Sadlier is arguably the best known of the Irish fraudsters who came to prominence in the Victorian Age. Banking was in his blood. His mother’s father James Scully established a bank in Tipperary town in 1803. Raised a...

James Whiteside (1804 – 1876) – Lord Chief Justice in Ireland

JAMES WHITESIDE (1804 – 1876) – LORD CHIEF JUSTICE IN IRELAND James Whiteside was born on 12th Aug 1804 at Delgany in the north Wicklow Mountains, south of Dublin. His father William was a Church of Ireland curate at the time. His brother the Rev. John Whiteside was...