Cullen, Frank

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Bewley, Victor Ernest Henry

Bewley, Victor Ernest Henry (1912–2000), quaker businessman and philanthropist, was born on 24 May 1912, at Danum, the family estate in Rathgar, one of five children to Ernest Bewley (qv) and Susan Emily Bewley (née Clarke) from Doncaster…

Burdock, Patrick Leo

Burdock, Patrick Leo (1900–66), fish and chip shop proprietor and republican, was born at 219 Iveagh Trust Buildings, Dublin, on 20 May 1900, to Patrick Joseph Burdock (1873–1948), the son of a general labourer, originally of Townsend Street, Dublin, and Margaret (Bella) Burdock (née…

De Buitléar, Éamon

De Buitléar, Éamon (1930–2013), filmmaker, environmentalist, author and musician, was born on 22 January 1930 in Renmore Barracks, Co. Galway, one of seven children of Colonel Éamon de Buitléar (1902–81), an army officer of Clanbrassil Street, Dublin, and his wife Nóra (née O'Brien…

De Chenu, (Roger) Noël

De Chenu, (Roger) Noël (1924–2002), architect, artist and actor, was born on 25 December 1924 in Drumcondra, Dublin, the son of Roger Louis de Chenu (1891–1964) and his wife Aileen (née McShane; b. 1893). Roger, a dress designer, originally came from Poitiers in France, and is said…

Fay, Martin Joseph

Fay, Martin Joseph (1936–2012), musician, was born on 19 September 1936 at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, the youngest of four children, three boys and a girl, to parents Joseph Christopher Fay, a motor vehicle driver, and Annie Fay (née Kelly). Shortly before Martin's birth his…

Kilcoyne, Louis Desmond

Kilcoyne, Louis Desmond (1942–2012), businessman and football promoter, was born on 1 July 1942 at 103 North Circular Road, Dublin, one of six children (five sons and a daughter) of Thomas Aloysius Kilcoyne, civil servant, and Margaret Kilcoyne (née Quigley). The family lived at 1…

McCarthy, Charles James (C. J. )

McCarthy, Charles James (C. J. ) (1858–1947), architect, was born on 8 December 1858 in Dublin, the only son of four children of James Joseph McCarthy (qv), architect, and his wife Agnes Mary (née Byrne; 1819–85). Charles served…

Payne, Basil

Payne, Basil (1923–2012), poet and performer, was born on 23 June 1923 at Holles Street maternity hospital, Dublin, one of seven children (four boys and three girls) of Michael Francis Payne, a chauffeur, and his wife Annie (née Hanvey). A third-generation Dubliner, his family…

Roach, Hal

Roach, Hal (1927–2012), comedian and writer, was born John Roach on 4 November 1927 at 88 Manor Street, in Waterford city centre, one of at least five children (three boys and two girls) of Thomas Roche, a labourer, and his wife Catherine (née Farrell). While attending school at the…

Rynne, Etienne Andrew

Rynne, Etienne Andrew (1932–2012), archaeologist, was born on 11 September 1932 at 20 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin, one of six children (five boys and a girl) of Dr Michael Rynne (qv), a civil servant and diplomat, and…

Sherlock, Lorcan George

Sherlock, Lorcan George (1874–1945), tobacconist, politician and lord mayor of Dublin (1912–15), was born in Dublin on 5 June 1874, the second youngest of four sons and two daughters of Thomas Sherlock and his wife Theresa (née Donnelly), of 30 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin. His…

Sherlock, Thomas

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Simms, Herbert George

Simms, Herbert George (1898–1948), architect, was born on 30 November 1898 in London, the eldest of at least six children (five sons and one daughter) of George William Simms, train driver and former shepherd, of Fawley, Buckinghamshire, and his wife Nellie (née Worster) of Hemel…