Patrick d’Arcy was born on 27 September 1725 in Kiltulla Castle, four miles south-east of Athenry, Co. Galway, the third son of John d’Arcy and his wife Jane, daughter of […]

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If every new political movement in Ireland puts the issue of the split as the first item on the agenda at its first meeting, then it can sometimes seem as […]

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In the late twelfth-century Anglo-Norman marriage market, the teenage Isabel de Clare was a very desirable prize. Under Anglo-Norman feudal law, the marriage of her parents, Strongbow and Aoife, and the related […]

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The official denunciation of former Lord Deputy Perrot refers to his proposals to poison the Wicklow warlord Feagh McHugh O’Byrne. This, however, was a show trial, steeped in lies and […]

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