Boylan, Shaun

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Andrews, Sir John Lawson Ormrod (‘Jack’)

Andrews, Sir John Lawson Ormrod (‘Jack’) (1903–86), politician and businessman, was born 15 July 1903 at Maxwell Court, Comber, Co. Down, the only son among the three children of John Miller Andrews (qv), later prime minister of…

Arnott, Sir John

Arnott, Sir John , (1814–98), first baronet, businessman, philanthropist, and politician, was born in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland, on 26 July 1814, the third son of John Arnott (d. 1878), JP, manufacturer, of Greenfield, Auchtermuchty, and…

Barrington, Sir Charles Burton

Barrington, Sir Charles Burton (1848–1943), 5th baronet, sportsman and landowner, was born at Glenstal Castle, Murroe, Co. Limerick, the eldest of four sons of Sir Croker Barrington and his wife, Anna Felicia, the eldest daughter of John Beattie West, MP for Dublin (1835–7, 1841–2…

Barton, Robert Childers

Barton, Robert Childers (1881–1975), agriculturist and revolutionary, was born 14 March 1881, eldest son of Charles William Barton, DL, landowner, of Glendalough House, Annamoe, Co. Wicklow, and Agnes Alexandra Frances, fourth daughter of the…

Bastable, Charles Francis

Bastable, Charles Francis (1855–1945), economist and academic, was born in Charleville, Co. Cork, the only son of the Rev. Robert Bastable, rector of Knock Temple and Kilbolane, and his wife Louisa, daughter of a Dr Little of Sligo. Educated at Fermoy College and…

Beddy, James Patrick

Beddy, James Patrick (1900–76), public servant and economist, was born 28 September 1900 in Cobh, Co. Cork, the eldest son and second of the three children of Thomas Robert Beddy, RIC constable, and Mary Beddy (née Barry), of Macroom, Co…

Belton, Andrew

Belton, Andrew (1882–1970), OBE, soldier, adventurer, and businessman, was born 17 April 1882 in Cleator Moor, Cumberland, son of John and Susannah Belton of Bowthorn Road, Cleator Moor. Educated locally at St Patrick…

Bennett, Thomas William Westropp

Bennett, Thomas William Westropp (1867–1962), farmer and politician, was born on 30 January 1867, the eldest son (and second of five children) of Captain Thomas Westropp Bennett, of Ballymurphy, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick, and Anne Bennett (née Fitzgerald), of Loughgur, Bruff, Co…

Bourke, Patrick

Bourke, Patrick (1899–1982), civil servant and banker, was born 24 August 1899 in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, third child and elder son of the five children of James Bourke, grocer and publican, and his wife Hanora. In 1906 the family moved to Oxmantown Road, Dublin, in…

Boylan, James

Boylan, James (1899–1982), footwear manufacturer and company director, was born 23 June 1899 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, eldest son among five sons and six daughters of John Michael Boylan, small farmer at Ballybay, and Hannah Boylan (née Connolly). Educated locally, he left school (May…

Brooke, Francis Theophilus (‘Frank’)

Brooke, Francis Theophilus (‘Frank’) (1851–1920), land agent and railway executive, was born in 1851, the youngest of the five sons of George Augustus Frederick Brooke DL (1805–74), of Ashbrooke, Co. Fermanagh, and Lady Arabella Georgina…

Browne, Kathleen Anne

Browne, Kathleen Anne (1878–1943), agriculturist, writer, and politician, was born 1 October 1878 in Wexford, eldest among five children of Michael Browne, farmer, shopkeeper, and local politician, of Rathronan Castle, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford, and his wife (and cousin) Mary…

Broy, Eamon (‘Ned’)

Broy, Eamon (‘Ned’) (1887–1972), double agent and Garda commissioner, was born 22 December 1887 in Ballinure, Co. Kildare, the son of Patrick Broy, farmer, and his wife, Mary (née Barry). Educated locally, he joined the RIC on 2 August…

Cairnes, William Plunket

Cairnes, William Plunket (1857–1925), businessman and banker, was born 1 April 1857, eldest among four sons and three daughters of Thomas Plunket Cairnes (1830–94), DL, of Stameen, Co. Louth, and Monkstown Park, Co. Dublin, brewer and godson…

Carroll, Donal Shemus Allingham (‘Don’)

Carroll, Donal Shemus Allingham (‘Don’) (1928–2000), tobacco manufacturer and banker, was born 26 December 1928 in Cork, only son of John Donal Carroll, Cork county medical officer, and Sheila Maureen Carroll (née Flynn), daughter of Joseph John Flynn of Leeson St., Dublin. He had…

Carroll, James Marmion Gilmor

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Carroll, Patrick James

Carroll, Patrick James (1803–79), tobacco manufacturer, was born 23 December 1803 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, only son of James Carroll, farmer, and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Nicholas Marmion, a merchant in Dundalk, and Elizabeth Marmion (née Boylan). He received a basic…

Carroll, Vincent Stannus

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Carty, Francis Joseph (‘Frank’)

Carty, Francis Joseph (‘Frank’) (1897–1942), revolutionary and politician, was born 3 April 1897 in Clooncunny, Co. Sligo, the only son of John Carty, farmer, of Clooncunny, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, and Ellen Carty (née Rice). Educated locally, he became commandant of the Tubbercurry…

Casement, Thomas Hugh (‘Tom’)

Casement, Thomas Hugh (‘Tom’) (1862/3–1939), soldier and adventurer, is believed to have been born aboard a ship bound for Boulogne (where his birth was registered on 3 January 1863), third child and second son among one daughter and three sons of Roger Casement (1819–77), a…

Clandillon, Seamus (‘Clan’)

Clandillon, Seamus (‘Clan’) (1878–1944), musician, civil servant, and first director of radio broadcasting at 2RN, was born 6 June 1878 near Gort, Co. Galway, son of William A. Clandillon, national…

Cleeve, Sir Thomas Henry

Cleeve, Sir Thomas Henry (1844–1908), industrialist, was born 5 June 1844 in Richmond, Quebec, Canada, eldest son among six sons and one daughter of Edward Elms Cleeve (1814–85), originally of Woolwich, England, and later of Cleveland, Quebec, and his wife Sophia Olivia (d. 1904),…

Coakley, Denis

Coakley, Denis (1922–87), businessman and farmer, was born 15 October 1922 at Bunkilla, Donoughmore, Co. Cork, the son of farmers Jeremiah Coakley and Katy (née Buckley) Coakley. Educated at Presentation College, Cork, and UCC, he…

Costello, Michael Joseph (‘Mickey Joe’)

Costello, Michael Joseph (‘Mickey Joe’) (1904–86), army officer and public servant, was born 2 July 1904 in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, the eldest of five boys and three girls (three of the children died of influenza in 1917) of Denis Costello of Kilmihill, Co. Clare, and Teresa…

Courtney, Thaddeus Cornelius (‘Ted’)

Courtney, Thaddeus Cornelius (‘Ted’) (1895–1961), engineer, army officer, and businessman, was born at Cork on 13 December 1895, the elder son of Timothy Courtney of Co. Kerry, pensioner of the RIC, and Ellen Courtney (née Shea) of…