Category Archives: Family History

Longueville House – Old World Grandeur Discovered

While recently touring in North County Cork about 6km from Mallow, we happened upon a country mansion of particular charm and elegance. It was time for morning coffee and scones (hopefully), so what better surroundings we thought to complement that … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – I May be a General Yet

At the outbreak of WWI on 28th July 1914, Ireland was governed from Britain and was considered by the British, to be as much a part of their Empire as any other country under British dominion, at that time. In … Continue reading

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One of our own: Arthur Wellesley

Born on 1st May 1769 at 6 Merrion Street Dublin, young Arthur was destined for great things. He was the fourth son in a family of five sons born to Garret Wesley and Anne Hill-Trevor. Arthur attended school at Trim, … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – Pretoria, South Africa 1907

8752 Private Michael Breen, a paternal Granduncle of mine, served in the 2nd Border Regiment during the early 1900s. While I have no clear evidence to indicate that during his time in the army he completed any postings in South … Continue reading

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A Hand on My Shoulder

Have you ever browsed in a book store, found a book that was interesting, purchased the book and when reading it discovered that it was more than interesting; that it was in fact a real treasure? I recently had such … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – Absent Without Leave

This verbatim transcribed treasure, from the family archive, was written by my great-uncle Michael to his sister Annie (my paternal grandmother) who in 1909 lived in Arbour Place, Stoney Batter; an Urban Village on Dublin’s North Side in close proximity … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – First Discovery

Handed down through my father’s side of the family and arriving into my possession, on the passing of my mother in 2004, this tiny tin box time capsule had brought its treasured contents safely, on their ninety seven year journey, … Continue reading

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