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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 nurses...

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...

The Morgan Family – Father Ted’s Forbears

A HISTORY OF THE MORGAN FAMILY – FATHER TED’S FORBEARS A shorter version of this history, written for the Irish Examiner, can be found here. THE KINGDOM OF TETHBAE Like any Irish family worth its salt, the Morgans claim descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the...

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’...