Clifden Rules the Waves: The story of Clifden men in the greatest Navy on earth (1872-1922) By Steven Dolan The expansion of the British Empire in the nineteenth century owed as much to the dominance of the Royal Navy, as to perhaps any other military or indeed political factor. The […]
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An excerpt from “The John Bernard Coyne Family in America” by Robert Paul Hoffman We are not alone in this life. We take comfort in knowing that the spirits of our ancestors surround us in many ways, especially in the form of their teachings and the enrichment they have given […]
BENJAMIN TYRRELL AND FAMILY, 1840-1859, by Jan Kelly, Australia Introduction Benjamin Tyrrell the elder (my great great grandfather) was born in Arklow, Co Wicklow in 1805. He joined the Royal Navy in 1826. Between 1826 and 1834, Benjamin served on various ships which plied from Plymouth or Portsmouth to various […]