The event has been well chronicled yet the records give the facts of the flight from Ireland but say little about the emotional impact of such an event. Accompanying the Irish Earls and their retinue, were their wives and female relations as well as some of their young children. Most notable among them were Catherine, wife of Earl Tyrone, Nuala O'Donnell, Earl Tyrone's aunt and Rose, wife of Cathabarr O'Donnell. This is their story.
May Cassidy was born and grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland and now lives in Ashbourne in County Meath. She holds an Honours degree in History from Maynooth University and a Masters in counselling. May is a grandmother and great grandmother. She is also a Reiki master.