The Ambrose Family of Gurth, Vicarstown and Coolflugh, Tower

By |2021-04-18T19:10:19+01:0011th October 2020|Cork, Guest, Matehy, Story, Tower|

My grandmother Kit Cogan was born Kathleen Ambrose on 30th May 1936 in Killeen, Vicarstown, the youngest child of Michael Ambrose, from Gurth, and Nora (née Kelleher), from Knocknagoun, Rylane. [...]

Lilian Bland, anything but………..

By |2021-04-22T21:11:18+01:007th September 2020|Cork, Overseas, Rest of Ireland, St. Ann's Hill Hydro, Story, United Kingdom|

Lilian Bland was a woman who made an indelible mark on the world of aviation, ,she was the first woman in Ireland to fly a biplane and was the world’s [...]

It's a long way from Tipperary but even further from Donegal

By |2019-11-21T18:30:44+00:0021st November 2019|Cork, Donegal, St. Ann's Hill Hydro, Story|

Ellen Runciman, what an exotic name. The name first caught my eye when I was compiling the data a few years ago; according to Wikipedia the surname Runciman was first found in [...]

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