O'Day, Alan

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Biggar, Joseph Gillis

Biggar, Joseph Gillis (1828–90), politician, was born 10 August 1828 in Belfast, eldest son of Joseph Biggar, prosperous merchant and subsequently chairman of the Ulster Bank, and his wife Isabella, daughter of William Houston of Ballyearl, Co. Antrim. After schooling at the…

McCarthy, Justin

McCarthy, Justin (1830–1912), journalist, historian, and politician, was born 22 November 1830 into a catholic family at Dunmanway, Co. Cork, second child and elder son of Michael Francis McCarthy (d. 1864), chief clerk to the Cork city magistrates, and Ellen McCarthy (née…

O'Donnell, Frank Hugh

O'Donnell, Frank Hugh (1846–1916), politician and writer, was born 9 October 1846 at Devonport, England, as ‘Francis’, son of Colour-sergt Bernard O'Donnell (MacDonald) of Cardonagh, Co. Donegal, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, and his wife Mary, daughter of William O'Cahan (Kain…