Charles Bianconi (1786-1875) – The Man who put Ireland on Wheels

Charles Bianconi (1786-1875) – The Man who put Ireland on Wheels

  6 July 1815, Hearn’s Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. As his custom-built jaunting car clattered off down the road to Cahir on its debut journey, Charles Bianconi must have ruminated on whether his idea was a complete folly. The coach, pulled by a solitary horse,...
Bunbury of Cloghna, Cranavonane & Marlston

Bunbury of Cloghna, Cranavonane & Marlston

Descended from a younger son of Benjamin Bunbury of Killerrig, this branch settled in the region of the River Barrow in County Carlow. One ran The Bear Inn in Carlow. Another was a wine merchant on Bow Street, Dublin, who intermarried with the Mill family, wine...
Hugh Mill Bunbury & the Guyana Connection

Hugh Mill Bunbury & the Guyana Connection

Hugh Mill Bunbury (1766-1838)   The Guyana plantation owner Hugh Mill Bunbury was the third and arguably the most eccentric of the six sons born to Thomas Bunbury of Cranavonane and his wife Mary Mill. Born on 11 February 1766, he was baptised at Saint...