BINGHAM, George Charles (1800–88), 3rd earl of Lucan, soldier and landlord, was born on 16 April 1800 in London, eldest son of Richard Bingham, 2nd earl of Lucan, and his […]

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The ultimate responsibility for failure to cope effectively with the disaster of the Famine lay with the Westminster parliament, but we should remember that Ireland in 1847 returned 105 MPs […]

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Where was your family during the famine? Animo Television 8 September 2008, RTÉ 1 by John Gibney The notion of tracing one’s ancestors in any kind of formalised way can […]

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History just passes some people by. The War of Independence, the Treaty and the 1937 constitution mean nothing to the people at Starbucks, the American coffee-bar chain. They recently asked […]

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The murder of Major Mahon, Strokestown, County Roscommon, 1847 Padraig Vesey (Four Courts Press, Maynooth Studies in Local History, €9.95) ISBN 9781846821196 In opening, the author briefly surveys some previous […]

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