Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The Man who would be King


No this is not the man who would be king but when you'll read the link below, you'll see where he fits in.

Cousins All!

Now to get to the point, recently when I was looking at the arms of McKeogh, I realised that those of Haughey are the same. See:

http://irishheraldry.blogspot.com/2018/07/heraldry-at-cam-co-roscommon.html

However on 21 February 1966 as Minister for Agriculture, Charles Haughey applied to the Chief Herald for a grant of arms. His arms were to be different from those of McKeogh or the 'usual' Haughey. Beneath the arms was to be the motto Marte Nostro (By Our Valour). 

For the full details on the grant of arms to Charlie see:

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000529314#page/178/mode/1up



The arms granted to Charles Haughey in 1966


A later version in colour!

Here is a link to the family's website:


Charles Haughey acquired Abbeville House and estate in Kinsealy in 1969 for £120,000 from a German industrialist, Mr Franz Zielkowski. Abbeville was remodelled by the architect James Gandon who worked on the estate for the tax collector of Dublin, John Beresford, around the turn of the 18th century. The house was a project, Gandon squeezed in between the design and construction of Dublin's Four Courts and Custom House. The house was sold by the Haughey's in 2004 though they continued to live on by agreement. Mrs Haughey moved out in 2008.


Charles Haughey outside Abbeville remodelled by Gandon

Emo Court in Co Laois was designed by Gandon, see:



The arms of Charles Haughey at Abbeville

Even though it is not described in the grant of arms, I wonder if Charles Haughey viewed these arms as impaled, for Haughey and Lemass, now two great political families united through his marriage to Maureen Lemass. I have n't found any arms for Lemass, 

One could get carried away with the puns, suffice to say, the arms crisis of 1970 was not one of a heraldic nature! 

Finally here's where Trassey fits in!

https://magill.ie/archive/man-who-would-be-king

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