Henri Clarke of Lisdowney extraction – Marshal of France

Eamonn Kiely (2019) Marshal is a military distinction conferred on certain generals by monarchs or emperor of France. Napoleon created for example twenty six such. The two closest to being Irish were MacMahon, after whom an avenue off the Arc De Triomphe is named and Henri Clarke who lived from 1765 -1818-He was marie a […]

Thomas Moore

Paddy Neary Thomas Moore was born at 12 Aungier Street in Dublin on 28th May 1779. His father came from Kerry, while his mother Anastasia Codd came from Wexford. He had two younger sisters. From an early age Moore showed an interest in music and other performing arts. Sometimes he appeared in musical plays and […]