O Donoghue, Brendan

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Dickie, Marie Louise

Dickie, Marie Louise (1871–1947), public servant, was born 13 October 1871 at 8 Wodehouse Terrace, North Circular Road, Dublin, the eldest and only surviving child of Thomas Frankfort Coyle , a wine merchant, and his wife Maria Elizabeth (née Hilles; 1842?–1931), the youngest…

Garvin, John

Garvin, John (1904–86), civil servant and Joycean scholar, was born 19 November 1904 in Ballinafad, Co. Sligo, first child of Thomas and Kate Garvin. He was educated at St Nathy's College, Ballaghaderreen; at UCG, where he was awarded…

McCarron, Edward Patrick

McCarron, Edward Patrick (1881–1970), civil servant, was born on 1 March 1881 in Co. Louth, youngest of three sons of Edward McCarron of Fanad, Co. Donegal, and his wife, Katherine (née McKeown), a native of Co. Louth. Having worked for two years as a teacher in a school managed by…

Taylor, Alexander

Taylor, Alexander (1746–1828), military engineer, surveyor, and cartographer, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland; his father may have been William Taylor, a surveyor at Fort George, near Inverness. Having first worked as a land surveyor in Scotland, Alexander joined the army in 1777 and…