A detailed look at the Parr Family, one of Athboy's major landowners. Among their numbers were horse trainers, international rugby players, war heroes and more.
From Athboy to Aintree
Athboy has a long history with horse racing scale models of Aintree to some of the great horses, breeders and trainers.
The Tragic Life of Abraham Colles
Son of a renowned Anatomist and Surgeon, Abraham Colles of Ballyfallon's life was as remarkable as his namesake father's - but for all the wrong reasons.
The Attempted Murder of Thomas Magaghey
A tale of attempted murder and Ribbonmen in Kilkeelan in the 1880s
Harry Dyas: “A man of lax morality”
Bernard Walsh writes on the life and legacy of gun-toting, womanizing, horse trainer and landowner Harry Dyas of Gillstown, Athboy.
Living Among The Dead
The sad and unusual story of the Brady family who when they were evicted turned to living in Moyagher Cemetery.