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Barry, Arthur Hugh Smith

Barry, Arthur Hugh Smith (1843–1925), 1st and last Baron Barrymore , landlord and politician, was born 17 January 1843 at Leamington, Warwickshire, elder son (among two sons and two daughters) of James Hugh Smith Barry (1816–56), JP,…

Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole

Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole (1899–1973), writer, was born 7 June 1899 at 15 Herbert Place, Dublin, only child of Henry Charles Cole Bowen (1862–1930) of Bowen's Court, Co. Cork, and his first wife Florence (née Colley) (1866–1912), of Dublin. They married in 1890; his second…

Keane, Mary Nesta (‘Molly’)

Keane, Mary Nesta (‘Molly’) (1904–96), writer, was born 20 July 1904 at Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, second daughter (among three sons and two daughters) of Walter Clarmont Skrine (c.1860–1930) and

Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone

Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone (c.1850–1931), grocer, yachtsman, and philanthropist, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, second (and only surviving) son of Thomas Lipton (1805–89) of Shannock Green Mills, and Frances Lipton (née Johnston(e); 1803–89) of Kilridd, both in Co.…

MacDonagh, Oliver Ormond Gerard

MacDonagh, Oliver Ormond Gerard (1924–2002), historian, was born 23 August 1924 in Carlow town, elder son of Michael MacDonagh (1892–1972), bank official from Limerick, and his wife Loretto Oliver (1897–1970). His childhood was spent in Roscommon town, where his father was posted…

Murdoch, (Jean) Iris

Murdoch, (Jean) Iris (1919–99), novelist and philosopher, was born 15 July 1919 at 59 Blessington St., Dublin, only child of Wills John Hughes Murdoch (1890–1958) (only son of Wills John Murdoch of Hillhall, Co. Down), second lieutenant, 1st King Edward's Horse (1915–19), and a…