Friday, 23 July 2021

Lord O'Neill & Agent 007

SHANE'S CASTLE, COUNTY ANTRIM, IS THE SEAT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE RAYMOND ARTHUR CLANABOY BARON O'NEILL KVCO TD

Lord O'Neill is related to the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming; hence, 007 has an Ulster connection, in a sense.

Raymond O'Neill's late mother, Anne, married Ian Fleming in 1952 (Lady O'Neill's third marriage), so Lord O'Neill was Ian Fleming's stepson.

I think Fleming lived in Jamaica during the latter part of his life.

I wonder if Lord O'Neill ever visited them while his mother lived there ...

O'Neill arms courtesy of European Heraldry. First published in July, 2009.

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