O'Brien, Maria

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Butler, Mary Ellen Lambert

Butler, Mary Ellen Lambert (1873–1920), novelist, was born 28 June 1873 in England, the youngest of the two daughters and a son of Peter Butler (1840–80) of Bunnahow House, Co. Clare, and Mary Ryan of Tipperary. The Butlers were landowners who remained catholic. Through intermarriage,…

Concannon, Helena

Concannon, Helena (1878–1952), historian and politician, was born 28 October 1878 in Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, one of two daughters of Louis Walsh, hotel owner in Maghera, Co. Londonderry, and Elizabeth Walsh (née Donnelly); there were also three sons. Louis Walsh had been a…

Crottie, Julia M.

Crottie, Julia M. (1853–1930), novelist, was born in Lismore, Co. Waterford. Educated privately by Miss Lizzie Fitzsimon, and by the Presentation nuns in Lismore, she emigrated to America but returned and lived in Ramsey, Isle of Man, for many years. She was a regular contributor…

Deverell, Averill Katherine Statter

Deverell, Averill Katherine Statter (1893–1979), barrister, was born 2 January 1893 in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, the only daughter (she had a twin brother) of William Deverell of Ellesmere, Greystones, clerk of the crown and peace, and his wife Ada Kate Statter Carr. As a teenager…

Frost, Georgina (‘Georgie’)

Frost, Georgina (‘Georgie’) (1879–1939), court official, was born on 29 December 1879 in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, one of the five children of Thomas Frost (1842–1938) and his wife, Margaret Kett (d. 1888). Thomas Frost was the petty sessions clerk for Sixmilebridge and Newmarket-on…

Holmes, Augusta Mary Anne

Holmes, Augusta Mary Anne (1847–1903), composer, was born 16 December 1847 in Paris of Irish parents, Captain Dalkieth Holmes, who had settled in Paris in 1820, and his wife, Augusta, née Shearer (d. 1857). Her mother published two pieces of prose: The law of Rouen, a…

Mandeville, John

Mandeville, John (1849–88), National League activist, was born 24 June 1849 at Ballydine, near Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, third son of James Hackett Mandeville (1797–1858) and his wife Jane (d. 1893), sister of John O'Mahony (qv)…

Mandeville, Mary

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McSparran, Daniel

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McSparran, Daniel

McSparran, Daniel (1888–1964), doctor and newspaper proprietor, was born 5 February 1888, one of the five sons of James McSparran, merchant and farmer, and his wife, Annie McSparran (née McDonnell), in Cushendun, Co. Antrim. The McSparrans were a highly respected family from the…

O'Grady, Hubert

O'Grady, Hubert (1841–99), actor and playwright, was born 9 November 1841 in Limerick. He served as an apprentice to an upholsterer for seven years (1857–64) before turning to a theatrical career. For two years (1866–8) he performed as one half of a double act of ‘Negro’ comedians,…

Pyle, Fergus Patrick d'Esterre

Pyle, Fergus Patrick d'Esterre (1935–97), journalist, was born 17 March 1935 in Dublin, the second of four children (two boys and two girls) of William Fitzroy Pyle (1907–89), a lecturer in English at TCD, and Amy Patricia Pyle (née…

Thomson, Hugh

Thomson, Hugh (1860–1920), illustrator, was born 1 June 1860 in Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, the eldest of the two boys and one girl of John Thomson (1822–1894), a tea merchant, and his wife, Catherine, née Andrews (d. 1871). His father later remarried and moved to Kilrea, Co.…

Wingfield, Mervyn Edward

Wingfield, Mervyn Edward (1836–1904), 7th Viscount Powerscourt , landowner, politician, and connoisseur, was born 13 October 1836 at Powerscourt Castle, near Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, the eldest of the three sons of Richard Wingfield (1815–44), sixth viscount, and his wife, Lady…

Wingfield, Mervyn Richard

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