McNabb, Joseph

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Davy, Eugene O'Donnell

Davy, Eugene O'Donnell (1904–96), rugby player and stockbroker, was born 26 July 1904 in Dublin, ninth among ten children of Thomas Davy (d. 1923), a Dublin publican, originally from Old Bawn, Loughmore, Co. Tipperary, and Alice Davy (née O'Donnell; d. 1954) of Annameedle,…

Davy, James Joseph

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Freeman, Spencer

Freeman, Spencer (1892–1982), Irish Hospitals Sweepstake director, was born 10 December 1892 in Swansea, Wales, youngest son among five sons and four daughters of A. Freeman, a financier. At the age of nine Freeman's family moved from London to Johannesburg, South Africa, where…

Gallagher, Patrick Joseph

Gallagher, Patrick Joseph (1909–94), businessman, was born 28 February 1909 in Cashell, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, one among six sons and three daughters of Matthew Gallagher, farmer, of Tubbercurry, and Margaret Gallagher (née Reilly). He was educated at Tubbercurry national school…

Graham, Sean (John) Patrick

Graham, Sean (John) Patrick (1936–86), bookmaker, was born at 90 Great George's Street, Belfast, on 14 April 1936, one of seven children of John Patrick Graham, bookmaker, and his wife Bridget (née Neill). He was educated at St Mary's CBS…

Jackson, Guy

Jackson, Guy (1921–72), sportsman and company executive, was born 20 September 1921 in Dublin, one of two sons of Arthur Jackson, of England, and Edith Jackson (née Philip). His father had come to Ireland at the turn of the century to work for Arthur Guinness, Son & Co. Ltd in…

O'Donovan, John

O'Donovan, John (1908–82) civil servant, politician, and academic, was born 23 January 1908 in Rockboro House, Macroom, Co. Cork, son of Cornelius O'Donovan originally from Clonmel, agricultural instructor, and his wife Hanna (née Twomey). Educated at Catholic University School,…

Pim, Frederic William

Pim, Frederic William (1839–1925), businessman and pamphleteer, was born 8 May 1839 in Dublin, one of four sons and seven daughters of Jonathan Pim (qv), merchant and MP, and his wife Susanna Todhunter. He was educated in England at…

Robinson, Howard Waterhouse

Robinson, Howard Waterhouse (1913–2000), chartered accountant and banker, was born 21 September 1913 in Dublin, second child among three sons and two daughters of Ernest St Clair Robinson (1882–1947), barrister at law, of Glenageary, Co. Dublin, and Lillian (‘Dolly’) Robinson (née…

Roche, James (‘Jem’)

Roche, James (‘Jem’) (1878–1934), heavyweight boxer and Gaelic footballer, was born 5 September 1878 at Ballinclay, in the catholic parish of Glynn, Co. Wexford, son of John Roche, labourer, and his wife Mary Moran. Educated locally, he left school at a young age to train as a…

Roche, Thomas Celestine (‘Tom’)

Roche, Thomas Celestine (‘Tom’) (1916–99), businessman, was born 6 April 1916 in Corbally, Co. Limerick, one of two sons and one daughter of Thomas Roche, civil servant, of Corbally, and Kathleen Roche (née O'Halloran); his grandfather may have been John Roche (1848–1914),…

Rogers, Terence (‘Terry’)

Rogers, Terence (‘Terry’) (1928–99), bookmaker and poker player, was born 27 July 1928 in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, eldest son of Ignatius Terence Rogers, commission agent and bookmaker, of Elphin, Co. Roscommon, and Mary (‘Lily’) Rogers (née Confrey) of Dún Laoghaire. He was educated…

Roseingrave, Tomás

Roseingrave, Tomás (1918–93), social scientist, was born Thomas Roseingrave on 4 July 1918 in Gort, Co. Galway, son of Thomas Roseingrave, engineer, of Gort, and Nora Roseingrave (née McMahon). From 1928 to 1934 he was educated at the O'Brien Institute in Dublin and subsequently…

Ruttledge, Robert Francis (‘Robin’, ‘Jim’)

Ruttledge, Robert Francis (‘Robin’, ‘Jim’) (1899–2002), ornithologist, was born 11 September 1899 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, elder of two sons of Thomas Henry Bruen Ruttledge of Ballinrobe, high sheriff for Mayo 1904, and his wife Mary Caroline, daughter of William Browne-Clayton of…

Rynne, Michael Andrew Lysaght

Rynne, Michael Andrew Lysaght (1899–1981), civil servant and diplomat, was born 12 September 1899 in Hampshire, England, the first son of wealthy Irish parents Dr Michael Rynne and Mary Rynne (née O'Mara). The family moved to Limerick in 1907 on the death of his father. His siblings…

Shearer, (Edgar) Donald (Reid)

Shearer, (Edgar) Donald (Reid) (1909–99), sportsman and soldier, was born 6 June 1909 at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, son of a London agent of the Derry textile firm, Lindsay Brothers, who died while Shearer was a young boy. He was educated at Aldenham School, where he excelled at…

Smith, Constantine Albert (‘Con’)

Smith, Constantine Albert (‘Con’) (1928–72), businessman, was born 29 October 1928 in Co. Cavan, one of two sons and a daughter of Constantine P. Smith, garage owner, and Anne Smith (née Gormley). He was educated at Terenure College, Dublin, and later at…

Teevan, Thomas

Teevan, Thomas (1902–76), attorney general and high court judge, was born 29 November 1902 in Bawnboy, Co. Cavan, son of Francis Teevan, medical doctor, of Cavan, and Anne Teresa Teevan (née O'Brien). He was educated at Currin national school, Cavan, Dundalk…

Tiedt, Frederick (‘Fred’)

Tiedt, Frederick (‘Fred’) (1935–99), amateur boxer, was born 16 October 1935 in Beggar's Bush, Dublin, one of five sons and three daughters of Ernest Tiedt, bus driver, whose father had emigrated from Germany, and Eileen Tiedt (née Stewart) of Dublin. Educated locally at Ringsend…

Vard, Cecil

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Vard, John (‘Jack’, ‘Jackie’)

Vard, John (‘Jack’, ‘Jackie’) (1926–98), sportsman and businessman, was born 29 May 1926 in 4 Rosedale Terrace, Dublin, one of six sons and two daughters of Alfred (‘Taylor’) Vard, of Dublin, originally a cobbler by profession, and his London-born first wife, Daisy May Vard (née…

Vard, Julian (Julie)

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White, Rosetta Phoebe Blair-

White, Rosetta Phoebe Blair- (1895–1991), tennis player, was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, daughter of R. J. Newell , DL and JP, of Hillside, Omagh. She developed her tennis skills by playing every day…

Wrixon, Sir Henry John

Wrixon, Sir Henry John (1839–1913), lawyer and politician, was born 18 October 1839 in Cork, son of Arthur Nicholas Wrixon, later county court judge in Victoria, Australia, and his wife Charlotte Matilda, daughter of Capt. William Bace, who fought under the duke of…