Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh

Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh

The dramatic tale of the Stronge family from their arrival in Ireland on the eve of the siege of Derry through to the brutal murder of Sir Norman Stronge and his son James by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1981. The first chatelaine of Lisnavagh House was a...

The Whishaws: From Rudheath to Russia

(with sub-chapters on the Henley & Yeames families) This story was commissioned in 2006 as a gift for the Green family of Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co. Cork.   The Whishaw Family & the Russian Connection One of the great discoveries in probing the...

Colonel Henry Ievers (1696-1758)

Colonel Henry Ievers (1696-1758) FROM COLLEGE BOY TO HIGH SHERIFF Colonel Henry Ievers, the prosperous barrister who built Mount Ievers, was the eldest son of Colonel John Ievers, whom he succeeded in 1729. He was a grandson of the Henry Ivers who acquired so much of...
Chapter 9 – George Ievers of Athlacca

Chapter 9 – George Ievers of Athlacca

George Ievers was the sixth and youngest son of Henry and Elizabeth Ivers / Ievers. His father died in 1691 and George appears to have inherited lands in Co. Limerick at Cragbeg (just west of Limerick City, beside Clarina village and the ruins of Carrigogunnell...
Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family

Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family

The story of the O’Cahans of Limavady, who became the Kane family, prominent bankers, homing in on the attorney Redmond Kane of Mantua, Swords, County Dublin, one of the wealthiest commoners in Ireland during the late 18th century. He was also for many years the...