FITZPATRICK, Sir Bernard Edward Barnaby (1848–1937), second Baron Castletown, landlord, soldier, sportsman and adventurer, was born on 29 July 1848 in London, only son and eldest of six children of […]

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Nineteen-sixteen is looked on as a pivotal year in Irish history, but 1917, with the rapid growth of political Sinn Féin, was the year when the democratic foundations of nationhood […]

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In the mid-nineteenth century a new kind of Turkish bath was pioneered in Ireland, one that on the Continent is still called the ‘Roman-Irish bath’. This Victorian ‘improved Turkish Bath’ […]

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In 1771 a ‘Signor Pastorini’ (actually the English bishop Charles Walmesley) asked: ‘How long, O Lord, do you defer judging our cause, you who are holy and must detest the […]

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