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Robert Essex & the Siege of Caher

Robert Essex & the Siege of Caher

Following the rise and fall of one of Queen Elizabeth I's favourites, and his connection to a canon ball wedged into the wall of Caher Castle in County Tipperary. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...

St. Columba (521-592) – the Making of a Missionary

ST. COLUMBA (521-592) – THE MAKING OF A MISSIONARY Even as he ran, Columba knew he was too late. From the entrance to the abbey, he saw the glinting daggers plunge into the young prince’s heart and throat. The boy died quickly, his blood seeping into the green...

The Rathdonnell Estate in Ulster

THE RATHDONNELL ESTATE IN ULSTER In 1879, over a third of Lord Rathdonnell’s 18,923 acres lay in the province of Ulster: 2886 acres in County Tyrone, 2600 acres in County Fermanagh and 1006 acres in County Monaghan. Much of this estate was sold off in the wake of...

Alexander McClintock of Drumcar (1692-1775)

ALEXANDER MCCLINTOCK OF DRUMCAR (1692-1775) Alexander McClintock, the eldest son of John and Janet McClintock of Trintaugh, Co Donegal, was born on 30 September 1692. He most likely went to Dublin in about 1710 where he read law and became a barrister of note during...