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…

Irish Road Bowling

Irish Road Bowling makes the news.... Here are the rules for Irish Road Bowling. In short, throw a 28 ounce steel ball 1 to 2 miles in as few throws as possible. With a few Guinness to…

The Irish Story writes about the MacCarthys

The MacCarthys and the Nine Years War in Munster. 1595-1603 The Nine Years saw the final conquest of Gaelic Ireland by the Elizabethans. John Dorney looks at how it affected one powerful family – the…