The Whiteboy Insurrection in Macroom, 1822

The Whiteboy Insurrection in Macroom, 1822

The Whiteboys were probably the most notorious of the agrarian secret societies to emerge in the Irish countryside in the 18th century. They were named for the long white shirts, or smocks, which they wore so that they could recognise one another when they met in the...
Finn of Drummond, St Mullins, County Carlow

Finn of Drummond, St Mullins, County Carlow

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO THE FAMILY HISTORY ORIGIN OF THE FINN NAME THE FINNS OF BALLYELLIS MICHAEL FINN OF DRUMMIN WILLIAM FINN OF DRUMMIN (1759-1846) JOHN FINN (1798-1881) THE MURPHYS OF DRANAGH THE CHILDREN OF JOHN & BRIDGET FINN CATHERINE RYAN (1852-1894)...
Rev. Alick McClintock (1775-1836) & the Tithe War

Rev. Alick McClintock (1775-1836) & the Tithe War

Born on 6 January 1775, Alick – or Alexander – McClintock was the second son of  ‘Bumper Jack’ M’Clintock, of Drumcar, M.P., and his wife Patience (née Foster). He was thus a younger brother to John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock of Drumcar. He obtained an...
Germaine of Lisnavagh & Tobinstown

Germaine of Lisnavagh & Tobinstown

During the 18th and 19th century, some of the lands at Lisnavagh and Tobinstown in County Carlow were rented by the Germaines, a family of Huguenot extraction who came north from Clonegal. They are said to have built several houses on the land and it is for them that...