In what must have been one of the most traumatic events in the history of this famous Tipperary family, Cornelius O’Callaghan, Lord Lismore, divorced his wife in 1826. This was no quietly hidden divorce but was the subject of a Bill in the House of Lords. The Bill was entitled “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Right Honorable Cornelius Viscount Lismore, of the Kingdom of Ireland, with Eleanor Viscountess Lismore his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other purposes therein mentioned”.
In the course of the proceedings many witnesses were called who told of the events leading up to the separation and subsequent divorce of the couple.
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