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Brennan, Patrick (‘Paudge’)

Brennan, Patrick (‘Paudge’) (1922–98), politician, was born 18 February 1922 in Carnew, Co. Wicklow, fourth among nine children of Thomas Brennan (c.1887–1953), builder and politician, and Sarah Brennan (née Quinn). During the war of independence his father had been…

Duggan, Richard Joseph

Duggan, Richard Joseph (1878–1934), turf accountant, businessman, and founder of the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstake, was born 21 March 1878 in Dublin, fourth child among three sons and two daughters of Patrick Duggan, clerk, originally from Waterford, and Mary Duggan (née Burrows).…

Farrell, James Patrick (‘J. P.’)

Farrell, James Patrick (‘J. P.’) (1865–1921), politician and journalist, was born 13 May 1865 in Longford, eldest of five children of Patrick Farrell of Longford and Ann Farrell (née Lynam) of Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Educated at St Mel's College in Longford, he became involved…

Fitzgerald, Richard (‘Dick’, ‘Dickeen’)

Fitzgerald, Richard (‘Dick’, ‘Dickeen’) (1884–1930), Gaelic footballer and revolutionary, was born in College St., Killarney, Co. Kerry, and educated at Killarney national school and at secondary schools in Limerick and Cork. He began his Gaelic football career with the Nils club…

Hilliard, Michael Leo

Hilliard, Michael Leo (1903–82), revolutionary and politician, was born 11 March 1903 in Flower Hill, Navan, Co. Meath, fifth child of James Hilliard, a prosperous farmer and cattle dealer, and Mary Hilliard (née O'Brien). Educated at St Finian's College, Mullingar, he left in 1920…

Hughes, Peter

Hughes, Peter (1878–1954), politician, was born in Dundalk. A merchant in Dundalk, and initially a home rule nationalist, he entered politics in his early twenties when he replaced his father on the Dundalk board of guardians, and in 1905 was elected to Dundalk urban district…

Ireland, Denis Liddell

Ireland, Denis Liddell (1894–1974), journalist, writer, and senator, was born 29 July 1894 in Belfast, son of Adam Liddell Ireland, linen manufacturer, of Lurgan, Co. Armagh, and Isabella Ireland (née McHinch). He was educated at

Irwin, James Alexander Hamilton

Irwin, James Alexander Hamilton (1876–1954), presbyterian minister and Irish nationalist, was born 3 July 1876 in Feeny, Co. Londonderry, the son of Samuel Hyndman Irwin and his wife Mary (née Hamilton). Educated at Magee College, Derry, and New College, Edinburgh, he took a master…

Jinks, John

Jinks, John (1871–1934), merchant and politician, was born 19 April 1871 in Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo, son of Patrick Jinks and Bridget Jinks (née Kilmartin). Apprenticed to Patrick Keighorn, a grocer in Sligo town, he subsequently established his own business as a publican, auctioneer…

Kavanagh (Caomhánach), Séamus

Kavanagh (Caomhánach), Séamus (1910–64), teacher, actor, and broadcaster, was born 28 October 1910 in Sarsfield Quay, Dublin, son of Jack Kavanagh, shoemaker, and Julia Kavanagh (née Holohan). Educated at the Carmelite school in Whitefriar St., he was a monitor there for four years…

Keane, Eamonn Patrick

Keane, Eamonn Patrick (1925–90), actor, was born Edmund Keane on 30 March 1925 in Listowel, Co. Kerry, second among nine children of William Keane, national school teacher, from Listowel, and Hannah Keane (née Purtill), farmer's daughter, from Ballydonoghue, near Listowel. Educated…

Keane, Edward Thomas (‘E. T.’)

Keane, Edward Thomas (‘E. T.’) (1867–1945), journalist and editor of the Kilkenny People, was born 16 July 1867, son of Edward Keane, shopkeeper, in Listowel, Co. Kerry, where he was educated at the local primary school and St. Michael's college, before joining the

Keane, J. J.

Keane, J. J. (1870–1956), athlete, Gaelic footballer, and sports administrator, was born in Anglesboro, Co. Limerick. Having moved to Dublin by the 1890s, he won two all-Ireland senior football finals with Dublin teams, represented by his club, Geraldines (1898, 1899). Also an…

Kelly, Thomas

Kelly, Thomas (1868–1942), politician and book dealer, was born 13 September 1868 in Dublin, son of Isaac Kelly, waiter, and Sarah Kelly (née Pitts), of Townsend St., Dublin. Educated intermittently at CBS Westland Row (1874–86), he…

Kennedy, Eileen

Kennedy, Eileen (1914–83), district justice, was born 30 May 1914 in Dublin, daughter of Patrick Kennedy, solicitor, and Delia Kennedy (née Blood). Educated at St Louis convent, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, where her father had established a legal practice, she qualified as a…

Kenney, James Christopher Fitzgerald-

Kenney, James Christopher Fitzgerald- (1878–1956), politician and lawyer, was born 30 April 1878, in Ballyglass, Co. Mayo, second surviving son of James Christopher Fitzgerald-Kenney of Kilcloger, Co. Galway, and his wife Helena, daughter of Maj. Patrick Crean-Lynch of Clogher…

Keohane, Joseph Nicholas (‘Joe’)

Keohane, Joseph Nicholas (‘Joe’) (1918–88), Gaelic footballer, army officer, and republican, was born 18 August 1918 in Boherbee, Co. Kerry, son of John Keohane, sergeant in the Munster Fusiliers, and Babs Keohane (née Doocey). Educated at Tralee…

Kinnane, Michael Joseph (‘M. J.’)

Kinnane, Michael Joseph (‘M. J.’) (1889–1952), civil servant and Garda Síochána commissioner, was born 18 January 1889 in Drumcondra, Dublin, son of Martin Kinnane and Eileen Kinnane (née Carney), national school teachers. Raised in Mountbellew, Co. Galway, and educated at…

Lacey, William (‘Billy’)

Lacey, William (‘Billy’) (1889–1969), soccer player, was born in 1889 in Co. Wexford. In the 1906–7 season he made his first appearance in the Shelbourne soccer club's senior team, having played for Shelbourne Boys the previous year. Playing two seasons with Shelbourne (1906–7, 1907…

Landers, Maurice Finbar (‘Mossie’)

Landers, Maurice Finbar (‘Mossie’) (1878–1948), rugby player, was born 15 April 1878 in Cork city, son of William Landers, vintner, of 50 South Main St., Cork, and Mary Anne Landers (née Gammel). In 1894 he made his club debut for Cork Constitution Rugby Club, playing in the…

Langton, Jimmy

Langton, Jimmy (1918–87), hurler, was born 18 January 1918 in Lavistown, Co. Kilkenny, one of seven children of James Langton, farmer, and Mary Langton (née Long). Educated at James’ St. CBS in Kilkenny city, he worked in Padmore…

Lanigan, Paddy (‘Icey’)

Lanigan, Paddy (‘Icey’) (1880–1945), hurler, was born 24 March 1880 in Kilkenny city, son of Thomas Lanigan, clerk, and Catherine Lanigan (née Birch). A member of the now defunct Erin's Own hurling club in Kilkenny city, he won the first of his six all-Ireland senior hurling…

Lavan, John Thomas (‘Sean’)

Lavan, John Thomas (‘Sean’) (1898–1973), athlete, footballer, and medical doctor, was born 22 September 1898 in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, eldest of four children of Michael Lavan, landholder, and Bridget Lavan (née O'Brien). Educated locally at Ballyglass national school, he won a king…

Law, Hugh Alexander

Law, Hugh Alexander (1872–1943), politician and lawyer, was born in Dublin, second son of Hugh Law (qv), of Co. Down, later lord chancellor of Ireland, and his wife Ellen Maria, daughter of William White of Dublin. Educated at Rugby and…

Leahy, Cornelius (‘Con’)

Leahy, Cornelius (‘Con’) (1876–1921), athlete, was born 27 April 1876 in Cregane, Charleville, Co. Cork, son of Thomas Leahy, farmer, and Mary Leahy (née McDonagh). In his international athletic career between 1899 and 1908, he won four successive British Amateur Athletic…