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Dunleath Fashion Ltd is incorporated in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The city of Belfast is synonymous with the legendary Titanic, which tragically struck an iceberg mid-Atlantic and sank during its 1912 maiden voyage to New York City.

Today, Belfast is known for Life Sciences, Software Development & IT, FinTech & MedTech, eCommerce, Film & Television sectors that attract investment mainly from the United States and European Union. Dunleath Fashion Ltd is proud to be associated with this dynamic, creative culture and we have tapped into the creative and dynamic spirit in this great city to trade globally through our online fashion website. We have a passion for American fashion brands and Italian designer clothes, shoes and fashion accessories such as handbags, watches and sunglasses. 

Origins

Our founder is historian Dr. Bernard J. Mulholland who was nominated for membership of the distinguished New York Academy of Sciences during 1994. He is also an environmental scientist, archaeologist, Byzantinist and Patristics scholar.

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).

'X-men are the vision
Mensa is the reality
X-Mensans are the future'

View his academic profile in Academia.edu 

He also runs the popular blog: https://www.themanfrommensa.com/

Background

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 Rome and St. Patrick and St. Columcille 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.

Visitors to Titanic Belfast can attest that the name Mulholland appears at the beginning of this iconic tourist attraction, and this family were to the fore of the linen industry at a time when Belfast was one of the most powerful cities in the British Empire.

And, lastly, there is the famous poem by Rudyard Kipling: Mulholland’s Contract

Dr. 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).