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 MacCarthys of Cork Cultural Weekend

From "The Gathering Ireland" web site:   MacCarthys of Cork Cultural Weekend The MacCarthys of Cork Cultural Weekend will take place at Dunmanway, Co. Cork, from Friday 31 May until Sunday 2 June 2013. This…