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

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

The story of a graduate of Cambridge, a landed proprietor of Clare, an inventor of diving bells and a veteran of the Spanish Republican army who served as Daniel O’Connell’s right-hand man for 24 years. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access...

George Ievers (c. 1757-1808) of Mount Ievers

George Ievers (c. 1757-1808) of Mount Ievers George was the fourth son of Robert and Mary Ievers of Castle Ievers. He narrowly avoided death as a child when a small pox epidemic swept through the family home, killing his sister Mary. His mother Mary, one of the...
Bob & Kate Ievers in Ceylon, plus Ethel, Nena and Kitty

Bob & Kate Ievers in Ceylon, plus Ethel, Nena and Kitty

Robert Wilson Ievers, known as Bob, was a high-profile civil servant in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the late 19th century. He spoke Singhalese, wrote poetry and explored the ancient ruins of Anarahdapura and Sigiriya. His wife Kate miraculously survived a scuffle with a...

Squadron Leader Norman Ievers (1912-1993)

Squadron Leader Norman Ievers (1912-1993) George and Ada’s third son Norman Lancelot Ievers ultimately succeeded to Mount Ievers and to him we shall return. Be was born at Patrickwell, Co. Limerick, on 16 March 1912, he was educated at Aravon and, from September 1926,...

George Frederick Ievers of Avonmore (1882-1944)

George Frederick Ievers of Avonmore (1882-1944) George Frederick Ievers was the eldest son of George Maurice Ievers of of Inchera, Co. Cork and later, Ballinagarde, Co. Limerick, by his wife Phoebe Elizabeth, daughter of the Very Rev. James Hastings Allen, Dean of...