Hermione, Duchess of Leinster (1864-1895)

HERMIONE, DUCHESS OF LEINSTER (1864-1895) Those who knew the Duchess of Leinster best had probably envisioned an early demise. Before she moved to County Kildare in 1884, she was regarded as one of the most beautiful women in Western Europe. But in the ensuing decade,...
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....

Henry Ivers & the Move to Ireland

HENRY IVERS & THE MOVE TO IRELAND SPECULATIVE ORIGINS A parchment found in the sideboard at Mount Ievers in July 2012 maintains that Henry Ivers arrived in Ireland in 1640 from Yorkshire, where the family had been settled since arriving with William the Conqueror...

The History of the Barons Eure

IEVERS OF MOUNT IEVERS, COUNTY CLARE RETURN TO IEVERS CONTENTS Mount Ievers Memories by Louis Hemmings (www.louishemmings.com; writer & poet) butterflies vainly fight cobwebbed window panes, crude cracks climb old walls like varicose veins, goliath-oaken doors...

The Remarkable Albums of Sylvia Drew

THE REMARKABLE ALBUMS OF SYLVIA DREW By Turtle Bunbury (This article appeared in The World of Interiors, September 2011) In my father’s childhood, the albums lay upon a table in the bay window of the Drew family home in the Lake District. There were four of them, 12”...