MacGowan

The Irish occupational name of MacGowan meaning 'Son of Smith' is fairly common. In both the two books of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, the fictional family of MacGowan derive from Goibniu, a wise and cunning goldsmith of preceltic descent, and thereafter they are nearly always present in the tale as craftsmen, merchants, advisors and sometimes revolutionaries.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !




Welcome
Please choose your regional preference: