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The Burning of Knockcroghery, 1921

The Burning of Knockcroghery, 1921

The night the Black and Tans burned down 11 houses in Knockcroghery, including its famous clay pipe factory, and why they did it. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

Thomas St. George MacCarthy (1862-1943)

Thomas ST. George MacCarthy (1862-1943) DISTRICT INSPECTOR, RIC A founder member of the GAA – airbrushed from history because of his membership of the Crown forces – was rehabilitated in 2009 as part of the “Re-dedication of Founder’s Graves” programme to mark the...

The Life & Death of Tomas Kent (1865-1916)

THE LIFE & DEATH OF TOMAS KENT (1865-1916) 9th May 1916. Tom Kent’s nerves were so bad on the morning of his execution that the guards brought a chair in for the 51-year-old to sit upon. The priest who attended him in his cell now leaned close for his final...

Maxwell of Corduff

The Maxwell Family of Corduff The following brief investigation was made as a gift for a friend called Verity whose grandfather George Maxwell was an inspector with the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish Troubles of 1916 – 1922. Family legend had it that George...