(1815–1905), woollen merchant, geologist, bibliographer, and local politician, was born 8 July 1815 near Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. After moving to Belfast he entered (1840) the woollen business in Donegall St. founded by James Young in 1795. Anderson's eminence…...
Gailey, Robert Alan (1935–2013), folklife
scholar and museum director, was born on 4
October 1935 in Galway.
Known by his middle name, Alan was the second child of Andrew J. Gailey (d. 1963), a
presbyterian minister in Galway, and Mary Gailey (née Porter). He had two sisters.
Shaw, James Johnston
(1845–1910), economist, barrister, and judge, was born 4 January 1845 at Kirkcubbin, Co. Down, second son of John Maxwell Shaw (d. 1852), merchant and farmer, and Anne Shaw (née Johnston). His father died when he was only seven, leaving his mother to raise a…...
Strain, Alexander (c.1877–1943), Dublin builder and
property developer, was born in Markethill, Co. Armagh, eldest son of Robert Douglas Strain, builder, and his wife
Margaret (née McFadden). Alexander moved to Dublin in 1893 and initially worked for
a timber dealer in…...