The Great Duke of Ormonde 1610-1688

Written and read by Eamonn Kiely (2019) This man ruled Ireland for thirty nine years on behalf of the British King. He was successively Earl Marquess and Duke. He was Lord Lieutenant and Viceroy. He served under four Stuart kings. During the Commonwealth rule of Oliver Cromwell he exiled on the Continent with King Charles […]

The Red Book of Ormond

Eamonn Kiely At a meeting of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society on 13th of January 1858 Rev James Graves, founder of the Society, presented an unusual exhibit to the gathering. It was the restored Red Book of Ormond. This book is a collection of deeds and rentals relating to the property in Ireland of the Butler […]