Mary Spring Rice (1880-1924)

Mary Spring Rice (1880-1924)

During her all too short life, Lord Monteagle’s remarkable daughter sailed out with the Childers on Asgard on that extraordinarily audacious gun-run in 1914 and, during the War of Independence, she made her mark by offering indispensable first aid lessons to...
Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

Considered one of the finest governors of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the island’s history, Sir William’s legacy is complicated by the appalling treatment of Tamil labourers, as well as the Gregory Clause in Ireland during the Great Hunger. His wife was the...
The Morgan Family – Father Ted’s Forebears

The Morgan Family – Father Ted’s Forebears

Anyone who has watched ‘Father Ted’ can appreciate the genius of Dermot Morgan. Before his abrupt and unexpected death, he was one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. But to understand what made him tick, you need to go back in time. His grandfather, was one of...

Eyre Ievers (1797-1860) of Mount Ievers

Eyre Ievers (1797-1860) of Mount Ievers Born on 1st March 1797, Eyre Butler Ievers of Glanduff Castle, Co. Limerick. was the youngest of six sons (with four daughters) born to George and Elinor Ievers of Mount Ievers. He took the name ‘Butler’ from his mothers’...