James Craig 1871-1940

James Craig the 1st Viscount Craigavon was the son of millionaire James and Eleanor (nee Browne) Craig. The family was wealthy, their money coming from…

The Fenian Brotherhood

In the aftermath of the Great Famine, Ireland was exhausted. The population had fallen dramatically through death from hunger and disease, and from mass emigration….

The Great Famine of 1845

Between the years of 1845 and 1852  famines struck Ireland along with disease that would leave 1,00,000 Irish people dead and just as many leaving the country….

The Act of Union 1801

The Act of Union came into effect on January 1, 1801, joining Ireland to Great Britain, creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. At…