(1744–1817?), philanthropist and leading methodist, was born at her father's residence in Rosanna, Co. Wicklow, only daughter of William Tighe (qv), landowner and MP, and Lady Mary Tighe of Rathmore, Co. Meath,…...
Cuffe, Ellen Odette
(1857–1933), countess of Desart , philanthropist, and senator, was born 1 September 1857 in London into a Jewish family, eldest daughter of Henri Louis Bischoffsheim (1829–1908), millionaire banker, and Clarisse Bischoffsheim (née Biedermann), and educated…...
Feldman, Elaine (1916–2006), public
figure and founder of a secondary school for the Jewish community, was born on
31 March 1916 at 19 Kenilworth
Park, Harold's Cross, Dublin, the second child of
Maurice Freeman and his wife Ada
(née Price). Maurice Freeman had come to Ireland from…...
Patterson, Sarah (‘Saidie’) (1904–85), trade unionist and peace activist, was born
25 November 1904 at 32
Woodvale St., Shankill Road, Belfast, eldest of
three children of William Patterson (d. 1912), shipyard blacksmith, and Sarah Patterson
(née Moore), both of whom were devout…...
Sandford, Irene (1937–2005), singer, was born
in east Belfast on 11 January 1937, eldest child of Francis Sandford,
who owned a hairdressing salon, and his wife Meta (née Nesbitt). She had two
younger sisters and a younger brother. She attended Belmont and Strandtown primary