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Earl of Listowel (pronounced "Lish-toe-ell") is a title in the Peerage of Ireland.[1] It was created in 1822 for William Hare, 1st Viscount Ennismore and Listowel, who had earlier represented Cork City and Athy in the Irish House of Commons.

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Arms of the Earl of Listowel
Arms: Gules, two Bars Or, a Chief indented Or. Crest: A Demi-Lion couped Argent, ducally gorged Or. Supporters: On either side a Dragon wings elevated Ermine, armed and langued Gules.
Creation date5 February 1822
MonarchGeorge IV
PeeragePeerage of Ireland
First holderWilliam Hare, 1st Viscount Ennismore and Listowel
Present holderFrancis Hare, 6th Earl of Listowel
Heir presumptiveHon. Timothy Hare
Subsidiary titlesViscount Ennismore and Listowel
Baron Ennismore
Baron Hare (United Kingdom)
StatusExtant
Former seat(s)Convamore House
MottoODI PROFANUM
(I hate whatever is profane)

He had already been created Baron Ennismore, of Ennismore in the County of Kerry, in 1800,[2] and Viscount Ennismore and Listowel, in 1816,[3] also in the Peerage of Ireland. His grandson, the second Earl, represented Kerry and St Albans in the British House of Commons. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the third Earl. In 1869 he was created Baron Hare, of Convamore in the County of Cork, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave him an automatic seat in the House of Lords.[4] Lord Listowel later held minor office in the second administration of William Ewart Gladstone. His grandson, the fifth Earl, was a Labour politician and notably served as the last Secretary of State for India and Burma.

As of 2017 the titles are held by the latter's eldest son, the sixth Earl, who succeeded in 1997. Lord Listowel is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a cross-bencher.

Another member of the family was the Conservative politician John Hare. He was the third son of the fourth Earl.

Listowel is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. The family seat was Convamore House, near Ballyhooly, County Cork.

Earls of Listowel (1822)Edit

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother the Hon. Timothy Patrick Hare (b. 1966).

The next in line is the present holder's cousin Caspar John Hare, 3rd Viscount Blakenham (born 1972), a philosophy professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a son, the Hon. Inigo Hare.

Line of SuccessionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 17781". The London Gazette. 12 January 1822. p. 60.
  2. ^ "No. 15281". The London Gazette. 5 August 1800. p. 889.
  3. ^ "No. 17104". The London Gazette. 30 January 1816. p. 173.
  4. ^ "No. 23559". The London Gazette. 26 November 1869. p. 645.
  5. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/p3823.htm