Larkin, Felix M.

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Bodkin, Matthias McDonnell

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Bodkin, Matthias McDonnell

Bodkin, Matthias McDonnell (1849–1933), journalist and lawyer, was born in October 1849 at Tuam, Co. Galway, younger son among five children of Thomas Bodkin (c.1799–1886), doctor and FRCSI, and Maria…

Brayden, William John Henry

Brayden, William John Henry (1865–1933), journalist, was born 13 September 1865 in Armagh city, son of William Henry Brayden, pawnbroker and later manager of the Ulster Gazette, and Eliza Brayden (née Windrum). He had at least three siblings. The family was Church of…

Cavendish, Lord Frederick Charles

Cavendish, Lord Frederick Charles (1836–82), chief secretary for Ireland, was born 30 November 1836 at Compton Place, Eastbourne, second son of William, 7th duke of Devonshire, and his wife, Blanche Georgiana (née Howard), daughter of the 6th earl of Carlisle. He had a sister and…

de Wichfeld, Monica Emily

de Wichfeld, Monica Emily (1894–1945), Danish resistance heroine, was born 12 July 1894 in London, only daughter and eldest of four children of John George Massy-Beresford (1856–1923), landowner, and Alice Elizabeth Massy-Beresford (née Mulholland; 1869–1948), daughter of the 1st…

Fitzgerald, Martin Thomas

Fitzgerald, Martin Thomas (1865–1927), last owner of the Freeman's Journal, was born 9 November 1865 in Charlestown, Co. Mayo, second child of James Fitzgerald, shopkeeper, and Bridget Fitzgerald (née Mullarky). He had an elder brother and two sisters. Moving to Dublin at an early…

Forbes, Ernest

Forbes, Ernest (1879–1962), cartoonist, landscape artist and portraitist, was born Ernest Forbes Holgate in Leeds on 2 July 1879, second son of Thomas Pullan Holgate, stonemason and sculptor, and Hannah Margaret Holgate (née Forbes). He changed his name by deed poll to Ernest Forbes…

Gray, Caroline Agnes (Carrie)

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Gray, Edmund William Dwyer

Gray, Edmund William Dwyer (1845–88), newspaper proprietor and politician, was born 29 December 1845 in Dublin, second son of Sir John Gray (qv) and Mary Anna Gray (née Dwyer; c.1821–87). He had three brothers and two sisters…

Harrington, Timothy Richard

Harrington, Timothy Richard (1866–1937), journalist, was born 14 September 1866 in Castletownbere, Co. Cork, son of John Harrington, farmer, and Honora Harrington (née Harrington). He was christened plain ‘Timothy’, but began adding ‘Richard’ to his name early in his career –…

Hooper, John

Hooper, John (1846–97), journalist and politician, was born probably in the townland of Coolnagillagh Lower, near Millstreet, Co. Cork; his family was certainly living there in 1852. His father, Patrick Hooper (c.1800–83), was a land steward. He received a good education…

Hooper, Patrick Joseph

Hooper, Patrick Joseph (1873–1931), journalist and senator, was born 1 June 1873 in Cork city, eldest son and third child of John Hooper (qv), journalist and politician, and Mary Jane Hooper (née Buckley). He had four brothers and five…

Keller, Daniel

Keller, Daniel (1839–1922), priest and agrarian radical, was born in March 1839 at Inniscarra, near Cork city, where his father Timothy was a substantial tenant farmer; his mother was Mary (née McAuliffe). His surname is a variant of 'Kelleher'; it was rendered as 'Kealeher' in his…

Nachstern, Arthur

Nachstern, Arthur (1911–99), violinist, was born 16 June (29 June NS) 1911 in Odessa, Ukraine, only child of Arthur Nachstern (1881–1951), lawyer, and Janina-Alina Nachstern (née Januszewska; 1889–1966), both of whom were Polish. He himself wrote that his early years – before the…

Plunket, Benjamin John

Plunket, Benjamin John (1870–1947), bishop and estate-owner, was born 1 August 1870 at Bray, Co. Wicklow, younger son and third of six children of William Conyngham Plunket (qv), 4th Baron Plunket, archbishop of Dublin 1884–…

Sexton, Thomas

Sexton, Thomas (1847–1932), politician, was born in Waterford city, eldest son and second among six children of John Sexton, constable in the RIC, and Mary Sexton (née Phelan). Educated by the Christian Brothers at Mount Sion school,…

Tierney, Mark

Tierney, Mark (1925–2011), Benedictine monk and historian, was born Gerald Francis Tierney in Dublin on 10 January 1925, fourth child among five sons and one daughter of Gerald Tierney (1885–1938), gynaecologist, and Marie Tierney (née Blanche). His mother was the elder daughter of…

Tuohy, James Mark

Tuohy, James Mark (1857–1923), journalist, was born in Cork city, younger son of Patrick Tuohy, manager of the Cork Examiner, and Mary Anne Tuohy (née Donoghue). Educated privately, he joined the Freeman's Journal – by the 1880s, the semi-official organ of the…