D'Arcy, Fergus A.

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Connolly, James

Connolly, James (1868–1916), socialist and revolutionary leader, was born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, on 5 June 1868, the youngest in a family of three boys. His father, John Connolly, and his mother, Mary McGinn, were both born in Ireland in 1833, possibly in Co. Monaghan, and…

O'Brien, James (‘Bronterre

O'Brien, James (‘Bronterre ’) (1804–64), chartist, was born in Granard, Co. Longford, in February 1804. He was the son of a wine, spirit, and tobacco merchant, Daniel O'Brien, and his wife, Mary Kearney. James was baptised in the catholic faith in February 1804, as was a sister, in…