Doyle, Carmel

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Bridle, Kathleen

Bridle, Kathleen (1897–1989), artist and art teacher, was born 19 November 1897 at Swalecliff, Kent, England, second of three daughters of James Bridle, a lieutenant and coastguard, and Janet Bridle (née Flower), a school teacher. Due to her father's profession, her family moved to…

Brown, Christopher (‘Christy’)

Brown, Christopher (‘Christy’) (1932–81), writer and artist, was born 5 June 1932 at the Rotunda hospital, Dublin, the sixth of thirteen surviving children among the twenty-two children of Patrick Brown, bricklayer and veteran of the 1916 rising, of 33 North King St., and Bridget…

Davidson, Lilian Lucy (‘Ulick Burke’; ‘Jennifer Maude’)

Davidson, Lilian Lucy (‘Ulick Burke’; ‘Jennifer Maude’) (1879–1954), landscape and portrait artist, art teacher, and writer, was born 26 January 1879 at Castle Terrace, Bray, Co. Wicklow, the sixth of ten children of Edward Ellice Davidson, a clerk of petty session, and Lucy Rising…

Devas, Nicolette

Devas, Nicolette (née Macnamara ) (1911–87), artist and writer, was the second-born child and eldest daughter among three daughters and one son of Francis Macnamara (see below), of Ennistymon House, Doolin, Co. Clare, and Mary Yvonne Macnamara (née Majolier); her youngest sister…

Digges, (John) Dudley

Digges, (John) Dudley (1880–1947), actor, stage manager, and director, was born 9 June 1880, son of James Dudley Digges, clerk, of 16 Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin, and Catherine Digges (née Forsythe). He was educated by the Christian Brothers (1886–90), and at St Mary's college…

Digges, Mary (née Quinn)

Digges, Mary (née Quinn) (1872–47), actress and nationalist, was born Mary Roden Quinn on 9 June 1872 in Co. Fermanagh. A founding member of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland), the nationalist society formed in Dublin on 15 April 1900, she was appointed its executive…

Forbes, Stanhope Alexander

Forbes, Stanhope Alexander (1857–1947), artist, was born 18 November 1857 in Dublin, the younger of two sons of William Forbes, a manager of the Midland Great Western Railway, and his wife Juliette de Guise of France. He was initially taught by a governess, Sophie Moran, who took…

Gordon, William Robert

Gordon, William Robert (1872–1955), painter, was born 19 August 1872 at Ballynahinch, Co. Down, the son of William Gordon, a gardener, and Nancy Gordon (née Moffat). He was educated at the Southwell school, Downpatrick, before going to England at age 14 to work in the Port Sunlight…

Hayes (Ó Ríordáin), (Mary) Gabriel

Hayes (Ó Ríordáin), (Mary) Gabriel (1909–78), sculptor and painter, was born 25 August 1909 at Holles St. hospital, Dublin, eldest of three children of Jeremiah Hayes, an RIC member who worked on maintenance in the prison service, and…

MacDonnell, Angela Christina (née Sykes) (‘Angela Antrim’)

MacDonnell, Angela Christina (née Sykes) (‘Angela Antrim’) (1911–84), countess of Antrim , sculptor, cartoonist, and illustrator, was born 6 September 1911 at Eddlethorpe, near Malton, Yorkshire, youngest daughter and fifth child among three sons and three daughters of Sir Mark…

MacGonigal, Maurice Joseph

MacGonigal, Maurice Joseph (1900–79), landscape and figurative painter, was born 22 January 1900 in Ranelagh, Dublin, third eldest child and only son of Francis MacGonigal, Sligo-born painter and decorator, and Caroline MacGonigal (née Lane). After attending Synge St.…

MacIlwaine, John Bedell Stanford

MacIlwaine, John Bedell Stanford (1857–1945), landscape painter and inventor, was born 21 April 1857 in Dublin, the son of John S. MacIlwaine, a banker. He was educated at the High School, Harcourt St., before studying architecture under

MacManus, Michael Joseph (M. J.)

MacManus, Michael Joseph (M. J.) (1888–1951), author, journalist, humorist, and bibliophile, was born 10 February 1888 at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, son of Patrick MacManus, a schoolmaster, and Maria MacManus (née Toole). Educated at the Presentation school in Carrick-on-…

Macnamara, Francis

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McDonnell, Randal

McDonnell, Randal (1870–1944), novelist, poet, and engineer, was born 20 April 1870 at 30 Blessington St., Dublin, the third son among four sons and one daughter of Randal McDonnell, QC, and member of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of…

McGuire, Edward Augustine

McGuire, Edward Augustine (1932–86), painter, was born 10 April 1932 in Dublin, third eldest of two sons and two daughters of Edward Augustine McGuire (1901–92) (qv), businessman, sportsman, and later senator, and Bridget…

Milliken, (Millikin) Richard Alfred

Milliken, (Millikin) Richard Alfred (1767–1815), poet, painter, and dramatist, was born 8 September 1767, the second eldest of five children of Robert Milliken, of Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, and Elizabeth Milliken (née Battaley), of Wiltshire. Of Scottish quaker ancestry (though by…

Nicholl, Andrew

Nicholl, Andrew (1804–86), artist, was born 4 April 1804 in Church Lane, Belfast, the second eldest of three sons of Henry Nicholl, a shoemaker. Although not receiving any formal art tuition, he was probably encouraged by his elder brother William, a competent amateur artist, to…

O'Brien, Catherine Amelia

O'Brien, Catherine Amelia (1881–1963), stained-glass artist, was born 19 June 1881 at Durra, Ennis, Co. Clare, one of five children of Pierce O'Brien, JP, a gentleman landowner, of Durra house, Ennis, Co. Clare, and Sophia Angel St John O'…

O'Brien, Eileen Mary (Ní Bhriain, Eibhlín

O'Brien, Eileen Mary (Ní Bhriain, Eibhlín ) (1925–86), journalist, was born 23 January 1925 at 37 Lower Leeson St., Dublin, only child of Liam O'Brien (Ó Briain) (qv) of 15 Lower Sherrard St., Dublin, nationalist and professor of romance…

O'Brien, Ellen Lucy (‘Nelly’)

O'Brien, Ellen Lucy (‘Nelly’) (Ní Bhriain, Neilí) (1864–1925), miniature and landscape artist, and Gaelic League activist, was born 4 June 1864, the eldest of two daughters and one son of Edward William O'Brien, landowner, of Cahirmoyle, Co. Limerick, and Mary O'Brien (née Spring…

O'Connell, Peter (Ó Conaill, Peadar)

O'Connell, Peter (Ó Conaill, Peadar) (1755–1826), schoolmaster and lexicographer, was born at Carne, Killimer, Co. Clare (a townland latterly designated as Carrowdotia, on the Shannon estuary eight kilometres east of Kilrush), one of four sons and two daughters of Tadhg Ó Conaill…

O'Connor, Andrew

O'Connor, Andrew (1874–1941), sculptor, was born 7 June 1874 at Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, the eldest of three sons and two daughters of Andrew O'Connor (1846–1924), of Lanarkshire, Scotland, a stonecutter who became a professional sculptor, and Marie Anne O'Connor (née McFadden…

O'Connor, Daniel

O'Connor, Daniel (1786–1867), Augustinian priest and bishop, was born 6 July 1786 in Limerick city; nothing is known of his family. He was educated in schools in Limerick city, and received religious instruction from an early age. In 1807 he entered the Augustinian noviciate in…

O'Connor, Michael Patrick

O'Connor, Michael Patrick (1896–1967), doctor, writer, and broadcaster, was born 15 October 1896 in Loughrea, Co. Galway, the son of Thomas O'Connor, RIC sergeant, of Athenry Rd, Loughrea, and Mary O'Connor (née Scanlon). Reared a…