Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980)

Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980)

Looking at the man who was handed arguably the biggest hospital pass in history - the role of Adolf Hitler's successor. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Bill Harrington, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009)

Bill Harrington, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009)

This story followed my meeting with Bill in 2005 in which he told me he had personally arrested Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, Hitler's successor as President of the German Reich. Sadly the facts don't add up but Bill, who was one of my grandfather's greatest friends,...

Boyles, Earls of Shannon

BOYLES, EARLS OF SHANNON RICHARD BOYLE, THE GREAT EARL OF CORK The family descend from Richard Boyle, the ‘Great Earl’ of Cork, an entrepreneur from Canterbury who became one of the most powerful figures in Western Europe during the early 17th century. The story of...
Smyth of Ballynatray

Smyth of Ballynatray

The Holroyd-Smyth family who lived at Ballynatray House near Youghal in County Waterford descend from a family named Smyth who were closely allied with Richard Boyle, the Great Earl of Cork. This story charts the family's journey from the Tudor age to the 1850s....

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...