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Grace Kelly (1929-1982) – Olympic Gold & Mayo Princesses

Grace Kelly (1929-1982) – Olympic Gold & Mayo Princesses

In 1956 the Academy Award-winning actress from Philadelphia achieved what many deemed a fairytale dream when she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier. There hadn’t been an Irish woman on a throne since Grace O’Malley who was not just Grace’s namesake but also came from...
Jim Hand (1847-1876)  Polar Explorer

Jim Hand (1847-1876) Polar Explorer

A brief account of a polar explorer from Bray who never came home, and whose memory is enshrined in the name of Greenland's Hand Bay. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

The Dacres Dixon Family: 1630 – 2013

THE DACRES DIXON FAMILY: 1630 – 2013 (with sub-chapters on the Earls of Listowel, the Earls of Yarborough & the Bevans) Henley as painted by Jan Sieberech circa 1690 (Tate Gallery, London) Contents 1. Introduction: The Ballyhooly Circle 2. Convamore 3. The Earls...

2nd Lieutenant William McClintock Bunbury (1878-1900)

2ND LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MCCLINTOCK BUNBURY (1878-1900) 2nd Lieutenant the Hon. William McClintock Bunbury was born at Lisnavagh on 15 September 1878, the eldest son and heir of Thomas Kane (Tom) McClintock Bunbury, 2nd Baron Rathdonnell, and his wife, Lady Katherine...

Jack Bunbury (1851-1893)

JACK BUNBURY (1851 – 1893) (AKA HON. JOHN WILLIAM MCCLINTOCK BUNBURY) Born in Dublin on 1st September 1851, the Hon. John William (Jack) McClintock Bunbury was the only brother of Thomas Kane (“Tom”) McClintock Bunbury (1848 – 1929), subsequently Lord Rathdonnell and...