A new discovery was made by Fiona Fitzsimons on findmypast.ie which revealed that George Clooney’s grandfather, Nicholas Clooney, was violently forced off of his land.
A farmer in Windgap, Co. Kilkenny, Nicholas was harassed for months by powerful landowners. Court records have known shown that he was violently assaulted. Eventually leaving for the US, Nicholas began the clan of Clooney’s in America who produced three actors, a singer and a talk show host.
George Clooney’s ancestor left Ireland after violent attack.