Wednesday 13 June 2018

The Chief Butlers of Ireland, a genealogical guide
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Written by historian, author and genealogist John Kirwan, The Chief Butlers of Ireland and the House of Ormond – An illustrated genealogical guide is a lavish and fascinating account of one of the most powerful families in Irish history: the Butlers.

The lives of the Butlers were defined by incredible wealth, power and splendour. The family held the title of Chief Butler of Ireland and was later awarded the Earldom of Ormond(e) and a number of subsidiary titles.

They were based at Kilkenny Castle for more than five centuries (from 1391 to 1935), and at other seats including Nenagh, Cahir, Roscrea, Kilcash and Thurles.

Published by Irish Academic Press, the 424-page hardback can be ordered from the publisher (€50) and good bookstores. ISBN 9781911024040'