On this day, March 19th, 1915, Lord Barrymore and his family gathered for the funeral of his mother at the Church in Great Budworth, Cheshire. She was Lady de Tabley, a title she received on her second marriage. Continue reading →
On this day, March 14th, 1912, shortly before our national holiday, Dorothy Smith Barry took part in the St Patrick’s Day Sale and Exhibition of the Royal Irish Industries Association in London. The event took place in Continue reading →
On this day, March 7th, 1962, Belvelly Bridge was flooded as a result of a Spring tide. This bridge is the only link between Fota Island and Great Island. At least 400 workers coming from Cobh were stranded on Continue reading →
In the 21st century we don’t think twice about purchasing strawberries for Christmas in shops or supermarkets. Seasons are largely unimportant in today’s globalised world, and when we want to preserve food we can easily chill or freeze it. Continue reading →
The Irish Heritage Trust which manages Fota House in Cork is proud to be the gatekeeper of many stories. We know this one is all too common and many families safeguarded those last letters from the Continue reading →
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