Canny, Nicholas

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Boyle, Richard

Boyle, Richard (1566–1643), 1st earl of Cork , landowner and politician, was born 13 October 1566 in Kent, second son of Roger Boyle, a native of Herefordshire, and his wife Joan Naylor of Canterbury, who had made their home in Preston outside Faversham in the vicinity of…

McCoy, Gerard Anthony Hayes-

McCoy, Gerard Anthony Hayes- (1911–75), historian, was born 15 August 1911, third child of Thomas McCoy and Mary Kathleen McCoy (née Wallace), in Galway city, where he received his early education from the Patrician brothers. A mild-mannered person of liberal catholic convictions…

Quinn, David Beers

Quinn, David Beers (1909–2002), historian, was born 24 April 1909 at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, the only child of David Quinn, a gardener, who was a native of Co. Tyrone, and of Albertina Quinn (née Devine) from Co. Cork, both of a Church of Ireland background. His childhood…