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Michael Dwyer (1772-1825) – The Outlaw of the Wicklow Mountains

Michael Dwyer (1772-1825) – The Outlaw of the Wicklow Mountains

Much of the post 1798 folklore in the Wicklow Mountains concerns the rebel leader Michael Dwyer who held out until 1803. Born in Camara, Co. Wicklow, in 1772, he was raised near Eadestown in the Glen of Imail and served under General Joseph Holt during the 1798...

Wolfe of Forenaghts

WOLFE OF FORENAGHTS A Royalist soldier from Durham seems to be the first member of the Wolfes of Forenaghts to arrive in Ireland. Whatever his motives, within a generation he had established a family in the county that would play a dominant role in the “affairs of the...
Finlay of Corkagh House, Clondalkin

Finlay of Corkagh House, Clondalkin

The saga of a family who flee Scotland with the downfall of Mary, Queen of Scots, and make their fortune in Ireland through private banking and a useful cousin that happens to own a handful of iron mines in Sweden. Covering events such as the 1798 Rising and Robert...