Blomfield, Sara Louisa , Lady (1859–1939), Bahá'í pioneer and humanitarian, was born in Knockanevin,
Borrisoleigh, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary, the
daughter of Matthew (Matthias) John Ryan and his wife Emily (née Crowe). Religious
tension between her catholic father and anglo-…...
Ireland, Beatrice de Courcy (née Haigh) (‘Betty’, ‘Bet’)
Ireland, Beatrice de Courcy (née Haigh) (‘Betty’, ‘Bet’) (1911–99), socialist and
anti-war activist, was born 25
May 1911 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, youngest of four daughters of Philip Haigh, a Yorkshire-born
architect, and Victoria Alice Haigh (née Brunker), a native of…...
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…...