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

Honest Tom Steele (1788-1848) – Landlord and Repealer Born: Derrymore, Co Clare, 3 November 1788. Died: London, 15 June 1848. The annals of Irish history are littered with Protestants of English origin who effectively deserted the flag of their faith and ‘went...

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...

George Ievers of Athlacca

GEORGE IEVERS OF ATHLACCA George Ievers was the sixth and youngest son of Henry and Elizabeth Ivers. 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...

Robert Ievers of Ballylusky

Robert Ievers of Ballylusky George Ievers of Athlacca’s eldest son Robert Ievers of Ballylusky and Castle Ievers was married twice. His first wife, whom he wed on 19th January 1747, was Mary Parsons of Cragbeg (Craigbeg) in County Limerick. Robert was made a Freeman...

Colonel John Augustin Ievers (1737 – 1791)

COLONEL JOHN AUGUSTIN IEVERS (1737 – 1791) FORMATIVE YEARS Colonel John Augustin Ievers was born on 28th December 1737, the eldest son of Colonel Henry Ievers by his marriage to his cousin Elizabeth Fitzgerald. At the time of his birth, the landscape where Mount...