Sean O'Driscoll came to live in Ireland in 1962 and restored Castle Matrix.
The castle now has a library containing a collection of original documents
relating to the "Wild Geese", who left these shores during the
17th and 18th centuries to serve in the armies of Europe. Castle Matrix's
name may be derived from Caisleán Bhun Traísce but Sean
O'Driscoll attributed the name to an association with the Matres or Matrone.
The Matres were triple mother-goddesses of the Pagan Celts, a type of
Sean O'Driscoll served in the U.S. Air Forces during WWII. In 1945 he
engineered the first defection from behind the Iron Curtain, the escape
of Theodore Wilhelm Schmidt. He served for a short time as aide to Brigadier-General
Charles Lindbergh. O'Driscoll also worked with John Wheeler, who was the
first to discover black holes and was the co-discoverer of Uranium 235
with Niels Bohr.