Kearns, Sean

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Ahern, Michael (Gah)

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Ahern, Patrick (‘Balty’)

Ahern, Patrick (‘Balty’) (1900–71), hurler, was born 21 October 1900 at Ballintemple, Co. Cork, eldest of three sons of Patrick Ahern of Ballintemple, ship steward, and Hannah Ahern (née Walsh), also of Ballintemple. He attended primary school locally at Crab Lane. He played hurling…

Byrne, James Loughlin (‘Locky’)

Byrne, James Loughlin (‘Locky’) (1913–41), hurler, was born 28 April 1913 at 41 Morgan St., Waterford city, the only child of James Byrne, engine driver, and Johanna Byrne (née McGrath). He was educated locally at Mount Sion CBS. A…

Coughlan, Eugene (‘Eudie’)

Coughlan, Eugene (‘Eudie’) (1900–87), hurler, was born 26 August 1900 at Blackrock, Co. Cork, second son of Patrick Coughlan, fisherman, and Nora Coughlan (née Dorney). He was educated locally at Blackrock before leaving school aged 14 to work as a fisherman. From a strong hurling…

Deasy, Liam

Deasy, Liam (1896–1974), IRA officer and author, was born 6 May 1896 at Kilmacsimon Quay, Bandon, Co. Cork, third among six sons of William Deasy, seaman, and Mary Deasy (née Murray). He was educated locally at Ballinadee before leaving school at 13 to work in nearby Bandon.…

Dowdall, Paddy

Dowdall, Paddy (1920–68), boxer, was born 16 June 1920 at 23 The Coombe, Dublin city, son of Patrick Dowdall, porter, and Catherine Dowdall (née Kinsella). His mother died when he was an infant, and the children were raised by their father. He was educated locally at Francis St.…

Elliott, James

Elliott, James (1838–83), boxer, was born in March 1838 in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. His family emigrated to the US when he was an infant, and he grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His father abandoned the family shortly after their arrival in America and Elliott worked from a young age in…

Flood, Francis Xavier (‘Frank’)

Flood, Francis Xavier (‘Frank’) (1901–21), republican, was born 1 December 1901 at 6 Emmet St., Dublin, third son among eight sons and one daughter of John Flood, constable in the DMP, and Sarah Flood (née Murphy). Flood was educated…

Hogan, John Joseph (Seán)

Hogan, John Joseph (Seán) (1900–68), revolutionary, was born 12 May 1900 in Donohill, Co. Tipperary, son of Matthew Hogan, farmer, of Donohill, and Margaret Hogan (maiden name unknown). He was educated locally at Garryshane primary school before starting work on the family farm at…

Kelleher, James

Kelleher, James (1878–1943), hurler and jockey, was born 31 March 1878 at Clonmult, Co. Cork, third son among four sons and three daughters of William Kelleher, farmer, of Clonmult, and Johanna Kelleher (née Cronin) of Dungourney. He received his primary education locally at…

Kennedy, John

Kennedy, John (fl. 1890–95), Gaelic footballer, was born in Co. Wexford, probably in the 1860s. He later moved to Dublin to work in the Guinness brewery at St James's Gate. An athlete and GAA enthusiast, he was a founder…

Kenny, Henry Francis

Kenny, Henry Francis (1913–75), Gaelic footballer and politician, was born 7 September 1913 in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, youngest child among three sons and one daughter of Anthony Kenny, publican, and Bridget Kenny (née McHale) of Rush St., Castlebar. He was educated at St Patrick's…

Landers, John Joe (‘Purty’)

Landers, John Joe (‘Purty’) (1907–2001), GAA footballer and IRA activist, was born 23 April 1907 at Dawson's Terrace, Tralee, Co. Kerry, son of Garret Landers, engine fitter and noted footballer, and Katherine Landers (née Roche) of Listowel. He was educated locally at the…

Landers, Tim (Roundy)

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Landers, William (Lang)

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MacCarthy, Thomas St George

MacCarthy, Thomas St George (1862–1943), athlete, RIC officer, and co-founder of the GAA, was born 9 June 1862 at Bansha, Co. Tipperary, second of four children of George MacCarthy, constabulary officer, and Margaret MacCarthy (née…

MacGabhann, Liam

MacGabhann, Liam (1908–79), journalist and broadcaster, was born William Cyprian Smith on 16 September 1908 at Laharan, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, son of William Smith, gardener, and Mary Anne Smith (née Granville). He was educated locally before moving to St Patrick's College,…

MacWhinney, Linda Kearns-

MacWhinney, Linda Kearns- (1888–1951), republican and nurse, was born in July 1888 in Carrowmorris, Dromard, Co. Sligo, daughter of Thomas Kearns of Dromard and Catherine Kearns (née Clarke). She received her primary education at the local national school but was sent to Brussels,…

McGowan, Martin Bernard

McGowan, Martin Bernard (1890–1958), republican, was born 7 November 1890 at Aghamore, Ballyshannon, Co. Leitrim, eldest son among four sons and one daughter of James McGowan, national school principal, and Margaret Jane McGowan (née Gallagher). He was educated locally at Drummons…

McKay, John

McKay, John (c.1850–p.1916), journalist, athletics administrator, and co-founder of the GAA, was born in Belfast. Although very little is known about his origins or personal life, he had an important role in the…

Meghen, Patrick Joseph

Meghen, Patrick Joseph (1900–71), civil servant, was born 1 July 1900 at Millmount Terrace, Drumcondra, Dublin, elder son among two sons and two daughters of Christopher Meghen, postal official, and Hannah Meghen (née Barry). He was educated at O'Connell…

Mehigan, Patrick Denis (‘Carbery’)

Mehigan, Patrick Denis (‘Carbery’) (1884–1965), athlete, journalist, and broadcaster, was born 15 April 1884 at Ardfield, Co. Cork, son of Denis Mehigan, farmer, and Margaret (‘Peg’) Mehigan (née Donovan). He was educated at the local national school until the age of 15, when his…

Monaghan, John Joseph (‘Rinty’)

Monaghan, John Joseph (‘Rinty’) (1918–84), boxer, was born 21 August 1918 at 23 Lancaster St., Belfast, eldest son amongst three sons and four daughters of Thomas Monaghan, sailor, and Martha Monaghan (née Wilson). He was educated locally but left school aged 11 to work as a…

Moylan, Sean

Moylan, Sean (1889–1957), IRA officer and politician, was born 19 November 1889 at Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, eldest among five children of Richard Moylan, building contractor, and Nora Moylan (née O'Rahilly). He was educated locally at Kilmallock before becoming a carpenter's…

Murphy, Seán Óg (‘Jackie’)

Murphy, Seán Óg (‘Jackie’) (1892–1956), hurler, was born 31 October 1892 at Windmill Road, Cork city, son of James Murphy, carrier, and Bridget Murphy (née Walsh). Originally named John Francis Murphy, he became known as ‘Seán Óg’ at an early age. He was educated locally at the…