Ranelagh: The Irish Warlord

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Tate Publishing, 2008 - Fiction - 292 pages
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Join Byrne as he brings one of Ireland's ancient and respected families to vivid life. Through their historic 16th century struggle countering English aggression and their crossing to America in 1818, Byrne creates them in our time as they take on today's challenges. Full of family value, love, and personal growth, the O'Byrne Ranelagh family produces an outstanding guideline to follow, and they have fun along the way. From excitement of sailing the seas to a career in Astronautics, Ranelagh proves to be entertaining and moving. Ranelagh's sequel, Tomorrow's Skies, follows the family's epic several years on to a surprising climax. The proud father of a daughter and two sons, Byrne lives and writes in Newport, R.I. He has been sailing the high seas aboard clipper ships for fifteen years, crossing the Atlantic four times. Going around the world in 2007, he boarded the four-masted barkentine, Star Flyer, to sail from Phuket, Thailand, across the Andaman Sea, The Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian and Red Seas, through the Suez Canal to Alexandria, Rhodes and Pireaus for Athens. Byrne graduated from West Point, won his Air Force pilot's wings, and served a full career to retirement in Newport where he took up sailing using man's first wings.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Dramatis Personae
13
Ireland
17
II
27
III
39
The Crossing
53
Gale and Storm
59
America
65
The Gods Smile
169
Cordelia
187
The DA Cup Races
193
Lodging the Cup
199
Progeny
207
The Syndrome
217
Astronaut School
223
The Sky Bar
225

Pikesville and West Point
71
Ballinacor in Georgetown
77
Georgetown DC
85
Charlie
93
Mary Ranelagh
109
Edwards Air Force Base
131
Washington DC
141
The Archipelago Off Swedens Coast Below Stockholm
145
NewportRhode Island
151
Summer in Newport
157
Racing Shields
163
Sverige
229
Ad Astra
233
Filippa and Charlie
237
Filippa and CL
249
Sisters
259
Commitment
263
Appendix
271
Bibliography
287
Acknowledgements
289
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