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Greene, Juan Nassau

Greene, Juan Nassau (1918–79), farmer and medical doctor, was born 19 September 1918 in Argentina, third son and fifth child of John Nassau Greene (1890–1973), native of Kilkea, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, and Annie Kathleen Greene (née Jackson) (1888/9–1973), third daughter of…

O'Beirne, Seamas (Ó Beirn, Séamus; Byrne, James Fahy

O'Beirne, Seamas (Ó Beirn, Séamus; Byrne, James Fahy ) (1881–1935), medical doctor, dramatist, and businessman, was born 18 July 1881 on Tawin island, Co. Galway, the eldest son among at least three sons and two daughters of Patrick Byrne, farmer, and Mary Byrne (née Fahy), of Kinvara…

O'Brien, Francis Cruise

O'Brien, Francis Cruise (1885–1927), journalist, author, and cooperationist, was born 18 November 1885, at 6 Grantham St., Dublin, one of two children of John Cruise O’Brien, a law clerk, and Mary Cruise O’Brien (née Lally); his sister, Cathleen, married the novelist…

O'Brien, Kathleen Cruise

O'Brien, Kathleen Cruise (née Sheehy ) (1886–1938), teacher, suffragist, and Irish language enthusiast, was born 24 April 1886 in Loughmore, Co. Tipperary, the youngest in a family of two sons and five daughters (one of whom died in infancy) of…

O'Clery, (Patrick) Keyes

O'Clery, (Patrick) Keyes (1845?–1913), soldier, barrister, politician, and author, was born, probably in May 1845, at Darragh house, Kilfinnane, Co. Limerick, the only son of John Walsh O'Clery (The O'Clery ) and Elisa O'Clery (née O'Donoghue Keyes); some sources record his birth…

O'Connor, John Joseph

O'Connor, John Joseph (1870–1952), priest and writer, was born 5 December 1870 in Kilmacomma, Co. Waterford, son of Michael O'Connor, merchant, and Bridget O'Connor (née Mulcahy); his birth was registered in neighbouring Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Educated in Ireland by the Franciscans…

O'Donnell, Charles James O'Cahan

O'Donnell, Charles James O'Cahan (1850–1934), civil servant, politician, and controversialist, was probably born 28 May 1850 at Port Louis, Mauritius, youngest son of Capt. Bernard MacDonald of the Northumberland Fusiliers, from Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, and Mary MacDonald (née…

O'Flaherty, Hugh Joseph

O'Flaherty, Hugh Joseph (1898–1963), priest and Vatican official, was born 28 February 1898 in Lisrobin, Kishkeam, Co. Cork, the eldest in a family of three sons and one daughter of James Flaherty, an RIC constable in Tralee, Co. Kerry…

O'Hanlon, John (‘Lageniensis’)

O'Hanlon, John (‘Lageniensis’) (1821–1905), priest, hagiologist, historian, folklorist, and poet, was born 30 April 1821 in Stradbally, Queen's Co. (Laois), son of Edward Hanlon (d. early 1840s), who probably owned a tanyard in the town, and Honora Hanlon (1793/4–1887). He was…

O'Kelly, Michael Joseph (‘Brian’)

O'Kelly, Michael Joseph (‘Brian’) (1915–82), archaeologist, was born 5 November 1915 in Springmount, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, son of Joseph O'Kelly, a national school teacher, and Elizabeth O'Kelly (née McAuliffe). After receiving secondary education at Rockwell college, Co.…

O'Malley, (Charles) Conor

O'Malley, (Charles) Conor (1889–1982), surgeon, was born 25 November 1889 in Kilmeelickin (Kilmilkin), Maam, Co. Galway, the youngest of fourteen children of Peter O'Malley, an extensive sheep farmer and businessman, and Mary O'Malley (née O'Malley). Four of his brothers were also…

O'Riordan, Conal Holmes O'Connell (‘Norreys Connell’)

O'Riordan, Conal Holmes O'Connell (‘Norreys Connell’) (1874–1948), writer, was born 29 April 1874 at 3 Gardiner's Row, Dublin, the youngest child among two sons and three daughters of Daniel O'Connell O'Riordan, a barrister and JP, and…

Ormsby, Sir Lambert Hepenstal

Ormsby, Sir Lambert Hepenstal (1849–1923), surgeon, was born 19 July 1849 at Onehunga Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand, the only son among five children of George Owen Ormsby (1814–61), civil engineer, and Selina Ormsby (née Hepenstal) (d. 1901), daughter of Revd Lambert Watson…

Orpen, Beatrice Esther (‘Bea’)

Orpen, Beatrice Esther (‘Bea’) (1913–80), painter and art teacher, was born 7 March 1913 at Lisheens, Carrickmines, Co. Dublin, one of twin daughters, the youngest children among five daughters and one son of Charles St George Orpen (1864–1939), a solicitor and president of the…

O'Sullivan, Donal

O'Sullivan, Donal (1904–77), priest and arts administrator, was born Daniel Joseph Sullivan on 27 July 1904 in Donemark, Bantry, Co. Cork, the only son among two children of John Sullivan, a national school teacher, and Mary Anne Sullivan (née Keohane). After receiving primary and…

Pakenham, Christine Patti (née Trew) (‘Christine Longford’)

Pakenham, Christine Patti (née Trew) (‘Christine Longford’) (1900–80), countess of Longford , novelist, and playwright, was born 6 September 1900 at Cheddar, Somerset, England, only child of Richard Trew, a naval officer who drowned at sea during the first world war, and Amy Trew (d…

Plunket, Katharine

Plunket, Katharine (1820–1932), botanical and landscape painter, was born 22 November 1820 at Kilsaran rectory, Co. Louth, the eldest of five daughters of Thomas Span Plunket (qv) (1792–1866), protestant curate of the parish,…

Plunkett, Elizabeth Mary Margaret (‘Daisy’) (née Burke)

Plunkett, Elizabeth Mary Margaret (‘Daisy’) (née Burke) (1862–1944), countess of Fingall , socialite and cooperationist, was born at Danesfield, near Moycullen, Co. Galway, eldest among three daughters and one son of George Burke, farmer and magistrate; her two youngest siblings…

Plunkett, Oliver James Horace

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Pollock, John Hackett (‘An Philibín’)

Pollock, John Hackett (‘An Philibín’) (1887–1964), writer and doctor, was born in Dublin, son of Hugh Pollock, a protestant barrister who later became registrar of the land commission, and Mary Pollock (née Donnelly), a catholic. He was educated at the Catholic University School,…

Power, Patrick

Power, Patrick (1862–1951), priest, historian, toponymist, and archaeologist, was born 8 March 1862 at Callaghane, Ballygunner, Co. Waterford, several kilometres from Waterford city. Educated at Ballygunner national school and the Catholic University School, Waterford city, he…