Lawrence McCarthy and the Victoria Cross

Lieutenant Lawrence Dominic McCarthy VC (21 January 1892 – 25 May 1975) was an Australian recipient (of Irish descent) of the Victoria Cross. Lawrence McCarthy was born in York, Western Australia, on 21 January 1892.…

WHY THE IRISH LANGUAGE DECLINED

The Gaelic Population, 17th to the 19th Centuries It is estimated that Ireland's population at the end of the reign of Charles II (1685) was about 2,000,000 of whom roughly three-quarters were Catholic. (1) It…

McCarthy DNA Project Update

Nigel McCarthy has added the R-L21 Group C members to the suite of trees at http://mccarthy.dnagen.org/ You can read the latest McCarthy DNA project recruitment letter from Nigel:  Recruitment Letter (McCarthy 2016-04-11)    

Florence MacCarthy and the conquest of Gaelic Munster,…

The original document can be found here.  This is a republication of John Dorney's excellent dissertation on Florence MacCarthy.  You can find his other, and continuing work, on his online publication: The Irish Story at www.theirishstory.com.  …

MacCarthy’s Last Stand

Sir Charles MacCarthy inherited a difficult situation as British Colonial Governor of Africa’s Gold Coast.   Ongoing disputes with the powerful Ashanti tribe led to war in 1824. Starting with a 6,000-man force, MacCarthy divided it into…

Gaelic-Irish Titles of Nobility

  Nobility is a social class that possesses more acknowledged privileges or eminence than most other classes in a society, and membership is usually hereditary.   The privileges associated with nobility may constitute substantial advantages relative…

The Ancient Pedigree of the MacCárthaigh Family

Adam Seth Enos Cainan Mahalaleel Jared Enoch Methuselah Lamech Noah Shem Arphaxad SHelah Eber Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah Abraham Isaac Israel (Jacob) Judah (Genesis 49:10 “The scepter shall not depart from Judah...”) Zerah (Fenius…