Moriarty, John Stephen (1938–2007), philosopher and shaman, was born 2 February 1938 at Moyvane, near Listowel, Co. Kerry, fourth of six children (two sons and four daughters) of James Moriarty, smallholder and native speaker of Irish (with eleven cows and 'thirty-two acres of bad,…...
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa)
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa) (1917–2008), politician, tribal
elder and nurse, was born Bridget Wren on
11 November 1917 in Tarmons,
Tarbert, Co. Kerry, one of five daughters and two
sons of John Wren, a small-holding farmer, and his wife Johanna (née…...
Toland, John (1670–1722), freethinker and
polemical writer, was
probably born in Inishowen, Co. Donegal, on 30 November 1670. Reputed to be the
illegitimate son of a catholic priest, Toland may have been baptised ‘Joannes
Eugenius’, which he later altered to a pen name, ‘Janus…...
Wisdom, John Oulton (J. O.) (1908–93),
philosopher and psychoanalyst, was born in Dublin on
29 December 1908, only child of
Thomas Hume Wisdom, brewery clerk, and his English-born wife Jane, daughter of Dr Henry Oulton
of St Stephen's Green. The Cambridge language philosopher Arthur…...