Ceretta, Manuela

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McKenna, Theobald

McKenna, Theobald (1765–1808), catholic activist and lawyer, was born 6 December 1765 in Dublin, the fourth son of Edmond McKenna, a catholic merchant originally from Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. He trained as a physician and in the 1780s was active in the campaign for the…

Pollock, Joseph

Pollock, Joseph (1752–1824), barrister, reformer, and polemicist, was born in Newry, Co. Down, the first son of James Pollock; Joseph was a cousin of John Pollock (qv) (d. 1825) of Newry. Admitted to the King's Inns and Middle Temple (…

Taaffe, Denis

Taaffe, Denis (1759–1813), clergyman, polemicist, and historian, was born in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, and baptised 3 February 1759 in the local parish of Clogher, the fourth of six children of Laurence Taaffe, a farmer, and his wife, Mary (née Gallagher). After being educated at local…