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We are proud to be associated with the great city of Belfast in Northern Ireland, and we have tapped its dynamic, creative culture to trade globally through our online fashion website.
Our founder is academician and historian Dr. Bernard J. Mulholland. Bernard was nominated for membership of the New York Academy of Sciences in 1994. He is also an environmental scientist, archaeologist, Byzantinist and Patristics scholar. His profile can be accessed on Academia.edu
Dr. Bernard Mulholland is 'the man from MENSA' and has published two volumes to date with that title.
--- 'the man from MENSA' - 1 of 600. Volume 1. Mensa research (Charleston, SC., 2016).
---, 'the man from MENSA' - 1 of the 600. Volume 2. Politics 1990-1995 (Charleston, SC., 2016).
As he so adroitly observes:
'X-men are the vision
Mensa is the reality
X-Mensans are the future'
And, he also publishes 'the man from MENSA' blog.
The origin legend of the Mulholland sept (or clan) is intimately associated with the patron saint of Ireland – St. Patrick – as recorded by S.F. Milligan in ‘Ancient ecclesiastical bells in Ulster’, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 33 (1903), 46-57.
Milligan observes that:
Sixty years after the death of St. Patrick, Columcille uncovered Patrick’s tomb, and placed the Saint’s relics in a shrine. Patrick’s tomb was also found to contain three reliquaries containing the Saint’s cup, the Gospel of the Angel, and the ‘Bell of the Will’. Columcille distributed the cup to Co. Down, the Bell to Co. Armagh, and he kept the Gospel for himself. Later these three holy relics were each given over to the protection of hereditary ‘keepers’. The Mulholland sept are the hereditary keepers of the Bell of St. Patrick, otherwise known as the “Bell of the Will”.
Some have argued that St. Patrick’s predecessors were sent on mission to Ireland by emperor Theodosius, and, of course, the links between St. Patrick and St. Columcille and Rome in Italy are well-known.
Much later in A.D. 1091-1105 a new shrine was crafted for the Bell of the Will and a name inscribed on each of the four sides: Domhnall O’Lachlainn, King of Ireland (died A.D. 1121); Domnhall, heir to the abbacy of St. Patrick; keeper Chatholan O’Maelchallon (Mulholland); and also artificer Cudulig O’Immainen of Co. Cork who crafted the reliquary. Today this shrine resides in the National Museum of Ireland.
And, lastly, there is the famous poem by Rudyard Kipling, Mulholland’s Contract.
Little surprise then that with such distant distinguished Irish links our founder identifies with his Northern Irish & British roots, as well as with his German connections.
Dr. Bernard Mulholland is also the author of several academic publications including:
---, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633.
---, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies, 9, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York and Vienna, 2014).