Finnstown House, Lucan, County Dublin

Finnstown House, Lucan, County Dublin

“Fyne’s Town” A legal record from 1547 refers to a property spelled “Fyne’s Town” located just outside Lucan, County Dublin. 17th century maps spell the name “Fyan’s Town”. This implies that it was once a town...
Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

This account is dedicated to the memory of my friend John Rogers (1968-2022) who commissioned me to write this story in 2002. John consistently encouraged me when I was unsteady during the early years of my historical odyssey.     Contents 1.The Origins of the Cuffe...