Honest Tom Steele (1788-1848) – Landlord and Repealer

Honest Tom Steele (1788-1848) – Landlord and Repealer

The annals of Irish history are littered with Protestants of English origin who effectively deserted the flag of their faith and ‘went native’. Few were more unusual than Honest Tom Steele, a graduate of Cambridge, a landed proprietor of Clare, an inventor of diving...

Henry Ivers & the Move to Ireland

HENRY IVERS & THE MOVE TO IRELAND SPECULATIVE ORIGINS A parchment found in the sideboard at Mount Ievers in July 2012 maintains that Henry Ivers arrived in Ireland in 1640 from Yorkshire, where the family had been settled since arriving with William the Conqueror...

Colonel John Ievers (c. 1650 – 1729) of Sixmilebridge

COLONEL JOHN IEVERS (C. 1650 – 1729) OF SIXMILEBRIDGE Colonel John Ivers was born circa 1650 and was the second son of Henry Ivers by his marriage to Elizabeth Butler. Following the disinheritance of his older brother Henry for marrying a woman ‘of noe forune’, John...

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...

The Construction of Mount Ievers

THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOUNT IEVERS A DREAMLIKE HOUSE In 1736, Colonel Henry Ievers built Mount Ievers on the site of the old tower house at Ballyarrilla.[i] The new house has been variously described as Pre-Palladian, Queen Anne and early Georgian. The Hon. Desmond...