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Airey, Johanna (‘Josie’)

Airey, Johanna (‘Josie’) (1932–2002), legal-aid campaigner, was born 4 May 1932 at 154 Bandon Road, Cork city, one of two daughters and two sons of Michael Lynch , labourer, and Eileen Lynch (née Sullivan). Her parents both died early, leaving her in the care of her grandmother,…

Beamish, North Ludlow

Beamish, North Ludlow (1797–1872), army officer, military historian, and antiquarian, was born 31 December 1797 (some sources suggest 1796), probably at Beaumont House, Co. Cork, seat of his father, William Beamish (qv), a retired naval…

Bell, Alan

Bell, Alan (1857–1920), policeman and resident magistrate, was born in Banagher, King's Co. (Offaly), one of at least two sons of the Rev. James Adamson Bell, Church of Ireland clergyman; his mother's name is unknown. Educated locally, he joined the…

Blowick, John

Blowick, John (1889–1972), missionary priest and theologian, was born 26 October 1888 in Belcarra, Co. Mayo, eldest son of John Blowick, farmer, and Honoria Blowick (née Madden). He had one sister and two younger brothers. John was educated at Westport…

Bulleid, Oliver Vaughan Snell

Bulleid, Oliver Vaughan Snell (1882–1970), railway engineer, was born 19 September 1882 at Invercargill, New Zealand, eldest child of William Bulleid (originally of North Taunton, Devon, England) and his wife, Marian, daughter of Oliver Vaughan Pugh of Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire,…

Cashman, Joseph

Cashman, Joseph (1881–1969), photographer, was born at Blackpool, Cork city; his parents’ names are unknown. He was educated locally and began his working life at the age of 12. He became apprenticed in 1895 to Guy & Co., a Cork firm of printers and engravers. From here he went…

Cordner, Joseph (James)

Cordner, Joseph (James) (1875–1963), pioneer aviator, was born 11 February 1875 in Derryinver, Co. Armagh, twin brother of Edward Cordner and son of Ussiagh Cordner, farm labourer, and Anne Cordner. Educated locally, Joseph (who may also have been known as ‘James’) and Edward opened…

Cowper, Francis Thomas de Grey

Cowper, Francis Thomas de Grey (1834–1905), 7th Earl Cowper , landowner, and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born 11 June 1834 in Berkeley Square, London, eldest son of George Augustus Frederick (1806–56), 6th Earl Cowper, lord lieutenant of Kent, and his wife Anne Florence (1806–…

Crawford, Leo

Crawford, Leo (1903–73), trade union leader, was born 1 December 1903 at 2 Grattan Place, Dublin, son of John Crawford, plasterer, and Annie Crawford (née Molloy). Educated at Westland Row CBS, he followed his father's trade as an…

Delap, Hugh Alexander

Delap, Hugh Alexander (1906–97), engineer, was born 21 October 1906 at Newbay, Rosslare, Co. Wexford, third son of Alfred Dover Delap, civil engineer, and Jeannie Ethel Delap (née Jefferies), of Newbay. His father, subsequently a partner in the Dublin civil engineering firm of…

De Siúnta, Earnán (Ernest Edwin Joynt)

De Siúnta, Earnán (Ernest Edwin Joynt) (1874–1949), engineer and Irish-language enthusiast, was born Ernest Edwin Joynt, 11 November 1874, at the family residence in Knox St., Ballina, Co. Mayo, only son among four children of Richard Watson Joynt, editor of the Ballina Herald…

Devane, Andrew (‘Andy’)

Devane, Andrew (‘Andy’) (1917–2000), architect, was born 3 November 1917 at 1 Upper Hartstonge St. in the heart of Limerick city, the eldest of four sons of John Francis Devane, medical doctor, and his wife Vera (née Keogh). He was educated at Belvedere College, Dublin, from which he…

DONNELLY, Helen Ruth (‘Nellie’) Gifford

DONNELLY, Helen Ruth (‘Nellie’) Gifford (1880–1971), republican activist, was born 9 November 1880 at 26 Cabra Parade, Phibsborough, Dublin, fifth child and second eldest daughter among six daughters and six sons of Frederick Gifford (1835/6–1917), a well-to-do solicitor, and…

Drew, Thomas

Drew, Thomas (1800–70), evangelical clergyman, was born 26 October 1800 near St Mary's abbey, Limerick city, son of George Drew, baker and grocer, and his wife Sara (or Sarah), daughter of the Rev. Thomas Ryan, chancellor of the Church of Ireland diocese of Emly. He had at least one…

Drumm, James Joseph

Drumm, James Joseph (1896–1974), chemist, industrial technologist, and inventor, was born 25 January 1896 in Dundrum, Co. Down, one of three sons of John Drumm (or Drum), RIC constable, and his wife Bridget (née Connolly). The family…

Elliman, Louis

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Elliman, Maurice (Moshe, Moses)

Elliman, Maurice (Moshe, Moses) (1872–1952), businessman, cinema and theatre impresario, was born 9 March 1872 into a Jewish family in Kovno, Lithuania, then part of the Russian empire. His father, Moshe Hellman, died before his second son was born and named after him. His mother…

Elliman, Max (Maxie)

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Evans, Richard

Evans, Richard (c.1740?–1802), canal engineer, was born in Wales but little is known of his early life there until the mid 1760s, when he worked on Kymer's canal. In the mid 1770s he moved to Ireland and conducted a very public career as a canal engineer on major projects.…

Fawsitt, Diarmuid (Jeremiah)

Fawsitt, Diarmuid (Jeremiah) (1884–1967), nationalist, civil servant, and judge, was born Jeremiah Fawsitt 7 May 1884 at Ballymacthomas, Cork, son of Boyle Fawsitt, labourer of Ballymacthomas, and Hannah Fawsitt (née Lucey). From relative poverty his father established a mercantile…

Feehan, Matthew (‘Matt’)

Feehan, Matthew (‘Matt’) (1913–90), soldier and newspaper editor, was born 11 November 1913 at 4 Great Denmark St., north-east of Rutland (later Parnell) Square, Dublin, youngest son of Matthew Feehan, grocer, and Aileen Feehan (née Boland), of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. He was educated at…

Fitzgerald, Edward

Fitzgerald, Edward (c.1770–1807), landed gentleman and insurgent leader, was born in Co. Wexford at his wealthy catholic family's country estate, Newpark, in the parish of Killisk, situated between Enniscorthy and Wexford town. Details of his early life are sketchy and…

Fitzgerald, Sir Thomas Judkin

Fitzgerald, Sir Thomas Judkin - (1754–1810) (‘Flogging Fitzgerald’), high sheriff of Co. Tipperary (1798), was born 5 May 1754, second son of Robert Uniacke-Fitzgerald of Corkbeg, Co. Cork, and his second wife, Frances, daughter of John Judkin of Greenhills, Co. Tipperary. Thomas's…

Fitzgibbon, Denis (‘Din Joe’)

Fitzgibbon, Denis (‘Din Joe’) (1921–98), businessman and broadcaster, was born in Cork city. He was reared and educated locally in a traditional catholic environment, attending Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He was a noted rugby player for the Dolphin club and for Munster.…

Fitzmaurice, James Christopher

Fitzmaurice, James Christopher (1898–1965), aviator, was born 6 January 1898 at 35 Mountjoy Prison Cottages, North Circular Road, Dublin, second of three sons and one daughter of Michael Fitzmaurice, prison warder, and Mary Agnes Fitzmaurice (née Riordan), both of whose families…