Mary Spring Rice (1880-1924)

Mary Spring Rice (1880-1924)

One morning in the autumn of 1920, Commandant Sean Finn and members of the West Limerick Brigade of the IRA were lying low at a farmhouse near Foynes, Co. Limerick, when they espied two figures delicately making their way across the fields in their direction. The duo...
Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

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

As the train chugged its way into the highlands, Sir William Gregory surveyed the view from his window. The hills were crawling with olive-skinned men and women, clad in colourful robes, their nimble hands diving into the lush green bushes, plucking at the tea leaves....
The Morgan Family – Father Ted’s Forebears

The Morgan Family – Father Ted’s Forebears

  Anyone who listened to ‘Scrap Saturday’ or watched ‘Father Ted’ can appreciate the genius of Dermot Morgan. Before his abrupt and unexpected death aged 45 in 1998, he was one of the best-loved comedians in Ireland. But to understand what made Dermot Morgan...

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’...