17 March

John O’Sullivan (1877-1955): ‘Heroic Irish Tenor’

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12 March 2017

Anne Bonny: (c.1698 - c.1725s): An Irish Pirate

It was common belief among pirates that having women aboard a ship was bad luck. It didn’t prevent a few swashbuckling ladies from joining and even leading bands of buccaneers.

6 March 2017

Don Leopoldo O’Donnell: Brief account of a Spanish noble

The term Irish-Spaniards are people born in Spain of Irish descent. More specifically it refers to members of the Irish families established in Spain since The Flight of the Earls in 1607, e.g. O’Neills and O’Donnells, or what is known as The Flight of the Wild Geese following the defeat of James II in 1690 at the Battle of the Boyne when thousands of Irish departed seeking exile in Catholic Europe and also beyond.
Don Leopoldo O’Donnell (1809-67)

19 November 2016

The Mansion House, Dublin: A brief history

At the heart of historic Dublin, the Mansion House celebrated its 300th anniversary (1715-2015). It is the only mayoral residence in Ireland and is older than any surviving in Britain.

19 November 2016

Wexford ‘Old and New’: A miscellany of events

Originally a Viking trading post in the tenth century, Ireland’s historical south-east coastal town of Wexford lies at the mouth of the River Slaney in Wexford Harbour.

25 August 2016

Bishop Edward Daly D.D : Death and Legacy

Bishop Edward Daly, Doctor of Divinity, was a well known Irish Roman Catholic priest and author of pastoral and other publications. He served as the Bishop of Derry from 1974 to 1994.