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Daly, Robert

Daly, Robert (1783–1872), Church of Ireland bishop of Cashel, was born 8 June 1783 in Dunsandle, Co. Galway, younger son of Denis Daly (qv), Galway politician, and his wife Henrietta, only daughter and heiress of Robert Maxwell, 1st earl…

Dillon, Myles Patrick

Dillon, Myles Patrick (1900–72), Celtic and Sanskrit scholar, was born 11 April 1900 in Dublin, third son among five sons and one daughter of the Irish nationalist leader John Dillon (qv) and his wife Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Rt…

Donellan, Nehemias (Daniel, Nehemiah; Ó Domhnalláin, Fearganainm)

Donellan, Nehemias (Daniel, Nehemiah; Ó Domhnalláin, Fearganainm) (d. 1609), protestant archbishop of Tuam and Irish-language scholar, was born in Co. Galway, son of Maoileachlainn Ó Domhnalláin and his wife Sisile Ní Cheallaigh. The O'Donnellans were a well known and learned…

Flannery, Thomas J. (Ó Flannghaile, Tomás)

Flannery, Thomas J. (Ó Flannghaile, Tomás) (1846–1916), Irish-language scholar and revivalist, was born 5 April 1846 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, second son of Pádraig Ó Flannghaile and his wife Sadhbh Ní Chlochartaigh. He began his education under Peadar Ó hOisín, a local schoolmaster.…

Foley, Daniel (Ó Foghludha, Domhnall)

Foley, Daniel (Ó Foghludha, Domhnall) (1815–74), anglican minister and Irish-language scholar, grew up in a poor Irish-speaking family in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He worked for a time in the shop of Patrick Grey in Tralee. Influenced by a local clergyman, he left the Roman Catholic…

Gallagher, James (Ó Gallchobhair, Séamus)

Gallagher, James (Ó Gallchobhair, Séamus) (c.1684–1751), catholic bishop and author of published sermons in Irish, was born in the diocese of Kilmore; nothing is known of his parents. He was most likely ordained in Ireland around 1709 before being sent to the Continent to…

Gógan, Liam Seosamh

Gógan, Liam Seosamh (1891–1979), Irish-language poet, was born 24 October 1891 at 391 North Circular Road, Dublin, son of William J. Gogan, sweet merchant and IRB member, and Ellen Gogan (née Hendrick). He was educated in O'Connell's…

Goodman, James (Séamus Gudman)

Goodman, James (Séamus Gudman) (1828–96), clergyman, Irish-language scholar, and music collector, was born 22 September 1828 at Ballyameen near Dingle, Co. Kerry, second son among five sons and four daughters of Thomas Chute Goodman, clergyman, and Mary Goodman (née Gorham). Brought…

Haliday, William

Haliday, William (1788–1812), Irish–language scholar and linguist, was born at 32 Arran Quay, Dublin, eldest among four sons of Dr William Haliday, apothecary, originally of Carrick–on–Suir, Co. Tipperary. His father encouraged him to pursue law, and on his qualifying as a solicitor…

Henebry, Richard (de Hindeberg, Risteard

Henebry, Richard (de Hindeberg, Risteard ) (1863–1916), priest, Irish-language scholar, and traditional-music collector, was born 18 September 1863 in Portlaw, Co. Waterford, son of Pierce Henebry, farmer, and Ellen Henebry (née Cashen) of Clogheen, Co. Tipperary. He was educated at…

Hennessy, William Maunsell (Ó hAonghusa, Liam M.)

Hennessy, William Maunsell (Ó hAonghusa, Liam M.) (1829?–1889), Irish-language scholar, was born in 1829 or possibly a year earlier, in Castlegregory, Co. Kerry; nothing is known of his parents. He was educated at private schools and spent his early youth with his uncle, Dr Finn.…

Hogan, Edmund Ignatius

Hogan, Edmund Ignatius (1831–1917), priest, Irish-language scholar, and historian, was born 23 January 1831 at Belvelly, near Cobh, Co. Cork, youngest son of William Hogan, craftsman, and Mary Hogan (née Morris). Though the older members of the family were native speakers of Irish…

Hull, Eleanor Henrietta

Hull, Eleanor Henrietta (Ní Choill, Eibhlín) (1860–1935), Celtic scholar and author, was born 15 January 1860 in Manchester, daughter of Edward Hull (qv), geologist, originally of Co. Antrim, and Mary Catherine Henrietta Hull (née Cooke),…

Knott, (Philippa Marie) Eleanor

Knott, (Philippa Marie) Eleanor (1886–1975), Irish-language scholar, was born 18 November 1886, one of two children of John Freeman Knott, physician, of Kingsland, Co. Roscommon, and Philippa Annie Knott (née Balcombe), of Hull. Her family lived at Sallymount Terrace, Ranelagh,…

Lloyd, Joseph Henry

Lloyd, Joseph Henry (Laoide, Seosamh) (1865–1939), folklorist and Gaelic Leaguer, was born 24 May 1865 at 7 Annaville Lower, Ranelagh, Dublin, eldest son of Joseph Henry Lloyd, language scholar, and Anne Lloyd (née Phair). He was educated privately, probably by his father, and at…

Lynch, Patrick (Ó Loingsigh, Pádraig

Lynch, Patrick (Ó Loingsigh, Pádraig ) (1754/7–1818), schoolmaster and scholar was born 17 March in either 1754 or 1757, in Quin, Co. Clare. He attended a hedge school for his early education in Ennistymon, Co. Clare, where his teacher, Donnchadh ‘an Chairn’ Ó Mathghamhna, taught…

Ó Donnchadha an Ghleanna, Séafraidh (O'Donoghue of the Glen(s), Geoffrey)

Ó Donnchadha an Ghleanna, Séafraidh (O'Donoghue of the Glen(s), Geoffrey) (c.1620–1678), poet and chief of the O'Donoghues of Glenflesk, Co. Kerry, was one of three sons of Tadhg Ó Donnchadha an Ghleanna, and Eibhlín, daughter of Tadhg Óg Ó Cruadhlaoich. He acceded to the…

Ó Longáin, Mícheál Óg (Michael Long)

Ó Longáin, Mícheál Óg (Michael Long) (1766–1837), scribe, poet, and schoolteacher, was born 1 August 1766 in Carrignavar, Co. Cork, the son of Mícheál mac Peattair Ó Longáin (qv), also a scribe. His father died when he…