Ulster, which along with Leinster, Munster and Connacht is one of Ireland’s four ancient provinces, is the original homeland of the Coyles, whose name derives from that of a celebrated sixth century saint.
In contemporary times and in the creative world of the written word, Harold Coyle is the best-selling American author of historical and war novels that include Sword Point, Trial by Fire and Cat and Mouse.
In the music world, Nadine Coyle, born in 1985, is the Northern Irish singer with the top-selling all-girl band Girls Aloud whose No.1 hits include Sound of the Underground.
In the world of classical music, Michael Coyle is the distinguished American composer whose compositions have been featured on both stage and television, while he has also been in charge of the special effects production of Broadway shows that include Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.
Read here of the stirring lives and times of the Coyles.