Foley, Tadhg

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Byrne, William (Aloysius)

Byrne, William (Aloysius) (1872–1933), poet (‘William Dara ’) and professor of English, was born 30 January 1872 in Rathangan, Co. Kildare. His father, Joseph, who became the principal teacher in the local national school, married Marcella Murray (October 1870) and William was the…

Macauliffe, Max

Macauliffe, Max, also known as Michael McAuliffe (1838–1913), Indian Civil Service judge and Sikh scholar, was born 11 September 1838 in Glenmore, Monagea, Co. Limerick, eldest of five sons and seven daughters of John McAuliffe, schoolteacher and farmer, and Julia McAuliffe (née Browne…

Meredith, James Creed

Meredith, James Creed (1875–1942), judge of the supreme court and writer, was born in Dublin, son of Sir James Creed Meredith, secretary of the Royal University of Ireland from 1880 to 1909, and his third wife, Nellie (née Graves). He had three brothers and two sisters. He began…

Moffett, Sir Thomas William

Moffett, Sir Thomas William (1820–1908), professor and president of QCG, was born 3 June 1820 in Castleknock, Co. Dublin, son of William Moffett, teacher. He entered TCD in 1838, obtaining first place in the sizarship examination, and…

Trench, Wilbraham Fitzjohn

Trench, Wilbraham Fitzjohn (1873–1939), academic, was born 22 February 1873 in Dublin, the only son of John Alfred Trench and his wife Janetta, eldest daughter of Wilbraham Taylor. He had four younger sisters, one of whom died in infancy. He was related to…