The Colleys of Castle Carbery, Mount Temple & Corkagh

The Colleys of Castle Carbery, Mount Temple & Corkagh

The story of the Colleys is a rip-roaring account from the first  dastardly Tudor to come to Ireland on Thomas Cromwell’s watch through to the sad finale for Corkagh, the Colley house near Clondalkin, County Dublin. Among those profiled are the Duke of...
The Pre-Bunbury History of Lisnavagh, County Carlow

The Pre-Bunbury History of Lisnavagh, County Carlow

A look at the origins of Lisnavagh’s name, and the various players – Butler, Leyn, Meredith, Gilbert and Korton – who were connected to the townland before the Bunburys arrived. The more I learn about the past, the more connected I feel to the...
Bunburys in the Medieval Age

Bunburys in the Medieval Age

This section follows on from the earlier remarks about the Baron de St Pierre. It is based upon a family tree, compiled in the 19th century, which I discovered in the attic of Lisnavagh House in 1986. Given the enormous passage of time since these people lived, one...

The Bunbury’s First Irish Connection

THE BUNBURY’S FIRST IRISH CONNECTION SIR WILLIAM STANLEY, LISMORE CASTLE & THE GUNPOWDER PLOT Thomas Bunbury of Stanney (1542–1601), father of the first Sir Henry Bunbury, is the first known member of the Bunbury family to have had any involvement with Ireland....