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…...
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…...