Hayes, Cathy

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Barcroft, Henry

Barcroft, Henry (1904–98), physiologist, was born 18 October 1904 in Cambridge, the elder of two sons of Sir Joseph Barcroft (qv), an eminent physiologist and professor at Cambridge university, and his wife, Mary Agnetta (1875–1961…

Clear, Thomas

Clear, Thomas (1911–94), forester, was born on 22 December 1911 at 50 Main Street, Portlaoise, the son of Thomas Clear, a carpenter, and Lizzie Clear (née Scott). Educated at a local secondary school in Portlaoise, he obtained a county council scholarship in 1930 to study…

Coffey, Victoria

Coffey, Victoria (1911–99), one of the first female paediatricians in Ireland, was born 16 September 1911 at 108 Brunswick Street, Dublin, the daughter of John Coffey, a weigh-master, and Ellie Coffey (née McCaul). Her paternal grandfather, William Coffey, had been lord mayor of…

Davy, Edmond (Edmund)

Davy, Edmond (Edmund) (1785–1857), chemist, was born at Penzance, Cornwall, the second son of William Davy. He was a cousin of Sir Humphry Davy (1779–1829), a noted chemist, pioneer of electrochemistry, discoverer of the composition of alkali metals, and inventor (1815) of the Davy…

Davy, Edmond William

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De Valera, Máirín

De Valera, Máirín (1912–84), phycologist, was born 12 April 1912 in Dublin, the eldest daughter and second eldest child of seven children (five boys and two girls) of Éamon de Valera (qv) and…

Devane, James

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Devane, John Francis

Devane, John Francis (1883–1964), surgeon, was born 8 June 1883 at 29 William Street, Limerick, the son of Cornelius Devane, grocer, and Johanna Devane (née McCormack). He had two brothers and two sisters. His eldest brother was the Jesuit…

Donaghy, John Patrick

Donaghy, John Patrick (1919–87), physician, was born 4 March 1919 in Holywood, Co. Down, the son of Matthew George Donaghy, an officer in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and Julia Donaghy (née Brady). Educated at QUB, he graduated…

Drury, Michael Ivo Francis

Drury, Michael Ivo Francis (1920–88), physician, was born 17 July 1920 at Mountrath, Co. Laois, the son of Thomas Francis Drury, victualler, and Bridget Drury (née Dunne). Educated at the Patrician School, Mountrath, he later entered University College, Dublin (1937), where he…

Dundee, John Wharry

Dundee, John Wharry (1921–91), anaesthetist, was born 8 November 1921 at Ballynure, Larne, Co. Antrim, the son of William Wharry Dundee, farmer, and Tillie Dundee (née McRoberts). Educated locally at Ballyclare High School, he later entered Queen's University, Belfast (1939),…

Emeléus, Karl George

Emeléus, Karl George (1901–89), physicist, was born 4 August 1901 in London, the eldest of the two sons and three daughters of Karl Henry Emeléus, a pharmacist of Finnish extraction, and Ellen Emeléus (née Biggs). After graduating in pharmacy his father left Finland and travelled…

Ewald, Paul Peter

Ewald, Paul Peter (1888–1985), mathematical physicist, was born 23 January 1888 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Paul Ewald, historian, from a wealthy academic family, and Clara Ewald (née Philippson), artist. His father died of appendicitis three months before he was born, and…

FitzGerald, Oliver Patrick Noel

FitzGerald, Oliver Patrick Noel (1910–87), physician and physiologist, was born 23 December 1910, at Grangemore, Waterford, the son of Alexis FitzGerald, medical officer at the district asylum, and Lily FitzGerald (née O'Halloran), a relative of the great eighteenth-century…

FitzGerald, Patrick Alexis Martin

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Fraser, Sir Ian James

Fraser, Sir Ian James (1901–99), surgeon, was born 9 February 1901 at 211 Albertbridge Road, Belfast, son of Dr Robert Moore Fraser (1856–1962), general practitioner, and his wife Margaret, daughter of Adam Boal Ferguson, a farmer. His ancestors on the side of his maternal…

Fullerton, Andrew

Fullerton, Andrew (1868–1934), surgeon, was born 20 March 1868 in Wesley Street, Cavan, the third son of the seven children of Rev. Alexander Fullerton, a methodist clergyman, and his wife Mary Jane (née Moffitt), a close relative of General Gordon of Khartoum. His paternal…

Haliday, Alexander Henry

Haliday, Alexander Henry (1806–70), naturalist, was born 21 November 1806 at Holywood, Co. Down, the eldest child of William Haliday (1763–1838), a well-known Belfast physician and a founding subscriber of the Belfast Academical Institute, and his wife Marian (née Webster).…

Hamilton, William James

Hamilton, William James (1903–75), anatomist, was born 21 July 1903 in Ballytober, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, to Andrew Hamilton, master mariner, and Emeline Gertrude Hamilton (née Hunter). Educated at QUB, he obtained a…

Hayes, William

Hayes, William (1913–94), bacteriologist and molecular geneticist, was born 18 January 1913 at Edmondstown Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, the son of William Hayes, businessman, then aged seventy-three, and Miriam Hayes (née Harris), the only child of his father's second marriage.…

Hearn, Mary Ellice Thorn

Hearn, Mary Ellice Thorn (1891–1969), gynaecologist and first female fellow of the RCPI, was born 25 February 1891 at 17 St Patrick's Place, Cork, the daughter of William Edward Ashley Cummins (1858–1923), professor of…

Henry, Arnold Kirkpatrick

Henry, Arnold Kirkpatrick (1886–1962), surgeon and anatomist, was born 3 February 1886 at 37 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, son of Richard Henry, physician, and Annie Louisa Henry (née Kirkpatrick). He was educated at Aravon preparatory school, Bray, Co. Wicklow, and later in England…

Hicks, James Joseph

Hicks, James Joseph (1837–1916), manufacturer of scientific instruments, was born 4 November 1837 at Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, the only son of George Hicks, flax worker and farmer, and Gillian Hicks (née Coakley), whose father owned the mill in which George worked. The second of…

Hobson, Florence Fulton

Hobson, Florence Fulton (1881–1978), architect, was born 11 February 1881 at Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, the daughter of Benjamin Hobson, grocer, and Mary Ann Hobson (née Bulmer), a women's rights campaigner and amateur archaeologist. Her family moved to Belfast shortly after her…

Hughes, Norman Campbell

Hughes, Norman Campbell (1915–95), plastic surgeon, was born 15 May 1915 in Bangor, Co. Down, the son of William Edwin Hughes, a manager of the Royal Insurance Company in Belfast, and Elizabeth Knox Hughes (née Campbell). Educated at Bangor grammar school and…