Crofton, Sir John Wenman (1912–2009), physician, scientist and public health campaigner, was born on 27 March 1912 at the family home, 55 Merrion
Square South, Dublin, the only son (between two
sisters) of William Mervyn Crofton, physician and bacteriologist, and his wife Mary…...
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,…...
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…...