Lysaght, Charles

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Bergin, Stanley Francis

Bergin, Stanley Francis (1925–69), cricketer and journalist, was born 19 November 1925 at 8 St John's Road, Sandymount, Dublin, as Stanislaus Mary Bergin, youngest of seven sons of Bernard Christopher Bergin, assistant director GPO, and…

Boucher, James Chrysostom (‘Jimmy’)

Boucher, James Chrysostom (‘Jimmy’) (1910–95), cricketer, was born in Dublin on 22 December 1910. He was the only son and one of three children of James Boucher, a quarter-master sergeant in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who died in 1918, having been invalided out two years…

Bracken, Brendan

Bracken, Brendan (1901–58), politician, was born 15 February 1901 in Church St., Templemore, Co. Tipperary, third child and second of three sons of Joseph Kevin (J. K.) Bracken (qv) and Hannah (née Ryan) Bracken. The family moved to…

Comyn, Sir James Peter

Comyn, Sir James Peter (1921–97), leading barrister and high court judge in England, was born 8 March 1921 in Beaufield House, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, the only son of James Comyn, a barrister and former civil servant from Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, and his wife Mary Moloney,…

Costello, John Aloysius

Costello, John Aloysius (1891–1976), barrister, attorney general, dáil deputy, and twice taoiseach, was born 20 June 1891 at 13 Charleville Road, Cabra, Dublin, younger son and second among three children of John Costello, a Clareman who was a staff officer in the registry of deeds, and…

Healy, Maurice Francis

Healy, Maurice Francis (1887–1943), barrister and author, was born at 16 Mountjoy Place, Dublin, on 16 November 1887, the eldest of the three children of Maurice Healy (qv), a Cork solicitor and later an MP, and his wife and cousin,…

Leslie, John Randolph (‘Shane’)

Leslie, John Randolph (‘Shane’) (1885–1971), writer and lecturer, was born in London on 24 September 1885 and christened John Randolph a few weeks later at Castle Leslie, Co. Monaghan. His father, Sir John Leslie, second baronet, was an extensive landowner in Monaghan and Donegal…

MacLysaght, Edward Anthony Edgeworth

MacLysaght, Edward Anthony Edgeworth (1887–1986), farmer, horticulturist, poet, novelist, senator, historian, and genealogist, was born 6 November 1887 at Flax Bourton, Somerset, the elder of the two sons of Sidney Royse Lysaght, novelist, poet, and businessman, and his wife,…

McVeagh, Trevor George Brooke

McVeagh, Trevor George Brooke (1906–68), quadruple international games player and lawyer, was born 14 September 1906 at Drewstown House, Athboy, Co. Meath. His father, also Trevor McVeagh, who had inherited an estate of a couple of thousand acres, had been high sheriff of Meath and…

O'Mahony, Eoin Seosamh

O'Mahony, Eoin Seosamh (‘Pope ’) (1904–70), barrister, genealogist, journalist, and broadcaster, was born in Monkstown in Cork on 22 March 1904, the only surviving son of Daniel O'Mahony, city analyst for Cork, and his wife (and cousin), Julia O'Keeffe. He was at school in Cork at…

Tisdall, Robert Morton Newburgh (Bob)

Tisdall, Robert Morton Newburgh (Bob) (1907–2004), Olympic gold medallist, was born 16 May 1907 at a nursing home in Hatton, a small town in up‑country Ceylon (latterly Sri Lanka), the only son and younger child of William Newburgh Tisdall, originally from Donemark, Bantry, Co. Cork…

Walsh, Brian Cathal Patrick

Walsh, Brian Cathal Patrick (1918–98), judge of the supreme court and of the European Court of Human Rights, was born 23 March 1918 at 4 Great Denmark Street, Dublin, the eldest in a family of three sons of Patrick Walsh, civil servant, and Elsie Walsh (née O'Brien), who died in 1930…