This short video was sponsored by Carlow Tourism as part of their Carlow Connections series in which stories of some famous Carlovians are presented.

This video presents a handful of colourful characters from Edmund Butler's line including Edmund himself, distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth and rebel for Irish self-determination, Pierce, signer of the American Constitution, and Fanny, the 19th century abolitionist. Turtle Bunbury's book the Baronets of Cloughgrennan was a helpful source and is available here. Other Carlow Connections are available on