School: Sgoil na mBuachaillí (1), Ráthdroma

Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Pádraig Ó Cuinneáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1127, Page 053

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  1. It will afford pleasant variety to give a few anecdotes relative to a Mr Daniel Byrne a tailor ancestor of Lord de Tab. This Daniel was second son of a gentleman of fortune whose estate was situated by the seaside at a place called Ballintirlea near Redcross in Co Wicklow and not being the heir was bred up to the business of clothier and afterwards carried on the trade of a tailor and kept forty men constantly working at that business. He used to buy all the white cloth in Dublin and get it coloured red and clothed 40,000 men with same for Cromwell and never called for the money until all was finished and then received drafts from Cromwell on the Treasury, when he got cash with which he purchased the estates. He bought besides this of O'Kelly another at the Heath Maryboro' known by the name of the Lordship of Shean from a young squire Whitney who being greatly indebted to him and required by him to marry his daughter and that he would not only forgive him the debt but also relieve the estate
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