December 4, 2017

Hello world!

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June 5, 2016

Francis Bacon Artist, the Abbeyleix Connection

  Francis Bacon, one of the 20th. Centuary’ most famous artists.
March 10, 2015

A Famine or a feast

by Tom Cox   The more I delve into our past, the more I wonder what daily life was life for our ancestors.  Much of what […]
October 25, 2014

The Brittas Empire

During the course of the last few weeks, while researching Edith Badham and her association with St. Margaret’s Hall School on Mespil Road, I came across […]
October 5, 2014

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

You might say that I’m a little bit at sea this week – ‘at sea’ in the best possible way, though.  I’ve been marvelling at the […]
September 22, 2014

A CYCLE OF INTRIGUE TO SHAEN

IF you can cast your mind back to Tuesday 15 October, you might recall that it was a beautiful, sunny autumn day with blue skies and […]
September 22, 2014

THE HEALTHY ORPHAN

SOME weeks back, I was exploring the connection between the Longford and de Vesci estates. In the course of that exercise, I came across Strokestown Park […]
September 22, 2014

A STAB IN THE DARK IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE

I was bidding farewell to Dún Laoghaire for a while. For the last few years, my visits to the area have yielded up many interesting secrets […]
September 21, 2014

STRANGE AND STURDY STOCKTAKING

LAST week, we were delving into the board of First Fruits’ and I was introducing you to William Shaw Mason, who was the author of  A […]