Capper, Wilfrid Meredyth (1905–89), conservationist and creator of the Ulster Way, was born in
Belfast on 12 July 1905, the second son of four children (two boys and two girls)
of John Malcolmson Capper, a cotton yarn merchant, and Elizabeth Jane Capper (née
Stewart); the family was…...
De Siúnta, Earnán (Ernest Edwin Joynt)
(1874–1949), engineer and Irish-language enthusiast, was born Ernest Edwin Joynt, 11 November 1874, at the family residence in Knox St., Ballina, Co. Mayo, only son among four children of Richard Watson Joynt, editor of the Ballina Herald…...
Nixon, John William
(1877–1949), policeman and politician, was born 1 June 1877 in Graddum, Co. Cavan, into a methodist family; other family details are unknown. He joined the RIC in 1899, served in Belfast, Donegal, Antrim, Mayo,…...
Ó Glaisne, Risteárd (1927–2003),
teacher, ecumenist, and
journalist, was born 2 September 1927 in Bandon, Co.
Cork, the third of four children of George William Giles and his wife Sara Jane
(née Vickery). He attended Bandon Grammar School and TCD…...
Ó hUid, Tarlach (1917–90), Irish-language writer and journalist, was born Augustus Walter
Hood on 13 January 1917 in south
Deptford, London, one of three sons and two
daughters of munitions worker and later carpenter, Augustus Walter Hood, and his wife,
Ada Brockwell. He changed his…...