Plunkett of Crickstown

EARLY ORIGINS The Plunkett family has been associated with Royal Meath for at least seven centuries. Although not indigenous to Ireland, the Plunkett name has become distinctly Gaelic over the course of time and there are no Plunketts anywhere in the world who are not...
De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

Reputedly descended from Charlemagne, the de Burgh’s role in Irish affairs has been immense since the first knights who cantered across the seas in the 12th century. The Oldtown branch was established in Kildare 325 years ago by Thomas Burgh, a brilliant...

The History of the Barons Eure

IEVERS OF MOUNT IEVERS, COUNTY CLARE RETURN TO IEVERS CONTENTS Mount Ievers Memories by Louis Hemmings (www.louishemmings.com; writer & poet) butterflies vainly fight cobwebbed window panes, crude cracks climb old walls like varicose veins, goliath-oaken doors...
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...