The Artane Band & Lily Allen

The Artane Band & Lily Allen

It was a proud day in the history of Scotshouse. On Saturday 14 August 2009, residents of the enterprising Monaghan village were treated to the spectacle of Ireland’s most famous brass band marching through its street. The Artane Band were performing as part of the...
Shackleton’s Island

Shackleton’s Island

The Irish Examiner published the the following story I wrote in August 2009, as a review of the National Geographic’s episode of Ice Patrol entitled ‘Shackleton’s Island’ which screened on 17 August 2009. Please note that a full version of...

The Wakefields & Christys of County Down

THE WAKEFIELDS & CHRISTYS OF COUNTY DOWN This family history is a spin-off from the story of the Fennells of Burtown House, County Kildare, Ireland, which was originally compiled in 2004. This is a work in motion and I am hugely indebted to many people for their...

Fennell of Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare

THE FENNELLS OF BURTOWN HOUSE, ATHY, CO. KILDARE This work is dedicated to the memory of William Fennell, late of Burtown House, one of the finest gentlemen of his generation. It is an updated version of the original extract from “The Landed Gentry &...