The presence of Irish businessmen in the graveyard of the Basilica de San Francisco El Grande is interesting.
It took until 1629 for an Irish College to be founded in Madrid.
Naked, afraid, alone. Captain Francisco de Cuéllar found himself on an Irish beach one Autumn morning…
Digging up Red Hugh O’Donnell is an incredible story. The body of this handsome earl was lost when he died in Spain in July 1602. This Irish exile, previously of Donegal, had […]
En 2019, escribimos un libro. Mezcla de historia y política, trata de las noticias falsas y los rumores que han cambiado el mundo. Por si el título al completo, exclamación incluida, no […]
A beard history can include many episodes, including one of my brother’s most baffling moments in life, judging from how vividly he remembers and recounts the story. It happened when he was […]
Laurence Carroll, the West’s first-ever Buddhist, was Irish. I discovered this while ghostwriting a book on the first Europeans to explore Tibet. Now, considering this is a top-secret project, I cannot divulge […]
Any listener of the excellent Something Rhymes with Purple – a podcast about strange and forgotten words – will know that language can be a laughing matter. The two presenters, an endearing […]
Peter O’Connor’s silver medal has largely been forgotten, but his 1906 triumph represented the Olympic games at its best. O’Connor won silver in the long jump event, and he was widely expected […]
Over the course of 2019, we wrote a book. This mixture of history and politics is about fake news and rumours that have changed the world. If the by-line and the main […]
Lola Montez, who was born as Eliza Gilbert, ran away from Ireland and reinvented herself as Spanish dancer of royal origin. This is her remarkable story.