William Whitelocke-Lloyd: The Irishman who Sketched the Zulu War

William Whitelocke-Lloyd: The Irishman who Sketched the Zulu War

When he finally reached the summit of the 680-foot-high outcrop, William Whitelocke-Lloyd must have experienced extraordinary emotions. The Zulus called this isolated butte Shiyane, meaning ‘eyebrow’, and certainly it offered a remarkable vantage point. [1] To the...

The Kinnears from Balmerino to Ballybay

THE KINNEARS FROM BALMERINO TO BALLYBAY Arms: Sable, on a bend or, three martlets (or canary birds) vert. Crest: Two anchors, saltier ways, proper. Motto: I live in hope. WHAT’S IN A NAME? There have always been numerous variations to the spelling of the name with de...
De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

De Burgh of Oldtown, Co. Kildare

With a lineage that reputedly stretches back to Charlemagne, the de Burgh’s role in Irish affairs has made an immense impact on the shape of the island’s past. From the first Norman knights who cantered across the seas in the 12th century to the courtrooms...
Barton of Straffan House, County Kildare, and Grove, County Tipperary

Barton of Straffan House, County Kildare, and Grove, County Tipperary

  The remarkable tale of the family of ‘Wine Geese’ who, having arrived in Ireland in the last year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, prospered in the wine trade despite the French Revolution.  Counting Thomas Jefferson among their patrons, they owned the Châteaux...

Barton & Childers of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

BARTON & CHILDERS OF GLENDALOUGH, CO. WICKLOW FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. WICKLOW’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2005). “Fide et Fortitude” (By fidelity and fortitude) The destiny of the Barton and...