Standish O’Grady and the fight of the Earls

Eamonn Kiely Otway Cuffe became 6th Earl of Desart in 1898. He with his sister-in-law Lady Desart did prodigies for Kilkenny as outlined in some detail by my friend Paddy Neary in recent talks. He was a great friend of Standish O’Grady the new Editor of the Kilkenny Moderator. This was a Unionist and Protestant […]

Lady Desart’s Legacy 1

Lady Desart and her Legacy to Kilkenny – Part 1 Paddy Neary After William, the 4th Earl of Desart died in 1898 his widow Lady Ellen remained in residence at Desart Court, so Captain Otway Cuffe came to live at Sheestown House. He was not long in establishing links with the local people, farmers and townsfolk. […]