Carlow Castle: Rise & Fall

Carlow Castle: Rise & Fall

Carlow Castle begins as a safehaven for the chainmail-clad Anglo-Norman invaders who cantered into Ireland on their gigantic Arabian steeds in the late 12th century. In the ensuing shake up of land ownership, much of south east Leinster passed to William Marshal, one...
A History of Bishopscourt, Clones, Co. Monaghan

A History of Bishopscourt, Clones, Co. Monaghan

Built as a rectory for the Church of Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars, Bishopscourt was considered such a fine abode that two Bishops of Clogher opted to use it as their main place of residence during the first decades of the 20th century. This tale takes in the...

The Rise and Fall of John Sadlier (1813-1856)

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...
Henry Ford (1863 –1947)

Henry Ford (1863 –1947)

Henry Ford was an avid believer in consumerism as the key to world peace. The belief made him one of the richest and best known men of his age, not only because he founded the Ford Motor Company but also for his pioneering use of assembly lines in the mass production...