Co. Louth

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Áed Findliath

Áed Findliath (‘light-grey’) (d. 879), son of Niall and king of Tara, belonged to the Northern Uí Néill dynasty of Cenél nÉogain. His father, Niall Caille (qv), previously king of Tara, died in 846. His mother, Gormlaith, was a daughter of…

Áed Oirdnide

Áed Oirdnide (d. 819), son of Niall and king of Tara, belonged to the Cenél nÉogain dynasty. His father, Niall Frossach (qv), was king of Tara until his abdication c.770. His mother Dunlaith was a daughter of…

Áed Rón

Áed Rón (‘seal[-like]’) (d. 735), son of Bécc Bairrche and overking of Ulaid, was a member of the Cenél Demmáin lineage of Dál Fiatach. His father Bécc Bairrche (qv), was previously king of Ulaid (east Ulster), having abdicated in 707.…

Allan, Henry

Allan, Henry (1865–1912), painter, was born 18 June 1865 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, youngest son of William Allan, distiller, of Bachelor's Walk, Dundalk, and his wife Anne, daughter of the Rev. Solomon Browne, presbyterian minister of Castledawson, Co. Londonderry. He began his…

Anderson, James Augustine

Anderson, James Augustine (1837–1903), Augustinian priest and politician, was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth, where his mother's family, the Kellys, were well-to-do (an uncle, John Kelly, served as mayor in 1871). He was educated locally and at the Armagh diocesan college. Deciding…

Aston, Sir Arthur

Aston, Sir Arthur (c.1590–1649) royalist army officer, governor of Drogheda, was the younger of the two sons of Sir Arthur Aston, knight, of Fulham, Middlesex, and his first wife, Christiana, daughter of John Ashton of Penrith in Cumberland. There is nothing on record…

Atkinson, John

Atkinson, John (1844–1932), lawyer, politician, and judge, was born 13 December 1844 at Ballynoe, Drogheda, Co. Louth, the elder son of Dr Edward Atkinson (1801–76), of Glenwilliam Castle, Co. Limerick, and Skea House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, and his first wife, Rosetta…

Barton, James

Barton, James (1826–1913), civil engineer, was born in 1826 in Dublin, eldest of eight children of John Barton, merchant and governor of the Bank of Ireland, and Jane Barton (née Culley). In 1843 he was one of the first two graduates to qualify with a diploma from the newly…

Barton, Mary (‘Molly’) Georgina

Barton, Mary (‘Molly’) Georgina (1861–1949) artist, was born 3 April 1861 at Dundalk, Co. Louth, second daughter (and youngest of seven children) of James Barton (qv), civil engineer, of Stillorgan Rd, Dublin, and Catherine Frances Barton…

Bathe (Bath), John

Bathe (Bath), John (1612–49), Jesuit priest, was born in Drogheda on 23 June 1612, the son of Alderman Christopher Bathe, merchant, and perhaps at some time mayor, of Drogheda, and his wife, Catherine Warine; his uncle, Robert Bathe, was a Jesuit priest in the town. He had at…

Bellew, Dominic

Bellew, Dominic (1745–1813), catholic bishop of Killala, was born in May 1745, probably in Co. Louth. Since the forebears of his mother Judith (née Byrne) were the McDermotts of Thomastown, and his father probably a Castletown Bellew, he was accorded descent from two of the chief…

Bellew, Edward

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Bellew, Richard Montesquieu

Bellew, Richard Montesquieu (1803–80), politician, was born 10 February 1803 at Barmeath, second son among three children of Sir Edward Bellew (qv), catholic activist and 6th baronet of Barmeath Castle, Dunleer, Co. Louth, and Mary Anne Bellew (née Strange; d…

Bellew, Sir Patrick

Bellew, Sir Patrick (1726?–95), 5th baronet and catholic activist, was second son among five children (four sons and a daughter) of Sir Edward Bellew (d. 1741), 3rd baronet (1734–41), of Barmeath Castle, Dunleer, Co. Louth, and Eleanor Bellew (née Moore) of Drogheda. After the…

Bellingham, O'Bryen

Bellingham, O'Bryen (1805–57), doctor, was born 12 December 1805 in Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, third son and fourth child among five sons and three daughters of Sir Alan Bellingham (1776–1827), 2nd baronet, and Elizabeth Bellingham (née Walls). He was educated at the Feinaiglian…

Beresford, Lord Charles William de la Poer

Beresford, Lord Charles William de la Poer (1846–1919), admiral and MP, was born 10 February 1846 in Baronstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth, second son of the Rev. John de la Poer Beresford (1814–66), 4th marquis of Waterford, and Christiana Beresford (1820–1905; née Leslie). He was…

Bermingham, John

Bermingham, John (d. 1329), earl of Louth and justiciar of Ireland, was eldest son of Peter Bermingham (qv), lord of Tethmoy, and Ela, daughter of William de Oddingeseles, justiciar of Ireland 1294–5. After his father's death his…

Blackley, William Lewery

Blackley, William Lewery (1830–1902), clergyman, social reformer, and linguist, was born 30 December 1830 at Dundalk, Co. Louth, second son of Travers Robert Blackley, physician, and Eliza Blackley (née Lewery). From 1843 to 1845 he was educated in Brussels by Dr Carl Martin…

Boylan, Henry Joseph

Boylan, Henry Joseph (1911–2007), civil servant and writer, was born 21 December 1911 in Drogheda, Co. Louth, the seventh of nine children (five boys and four girls) of John Boylan, merchant sea captain, and his wife Mary (née Coleman; d. 1958). He enjoyed a comfortable childhood,…

Boyle, William

Boyle, William (1853–1923), dramatist and civil servant, was born 4 April 1853 in Dromisken, Co. Louth, the son of Patrick Boyle and his wife, Mary (née Meehan). Educated at St Mary's College, Dundalk, in 1874 he entered the civil service in London and worked in the inland revenue…

Breslin, John J.

Breslin, John J. (c.1836–1888), Fenian, was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth, third of six sons and at least two daughters of a Co. Tyrone father; nothing further is known of his parents. He received a good national school education and was always a studious reader. Employed as…

Brownlow (Chamberlain), Arthur

Brownlow (Chamberlain), Arthur (1645–1711), landowner in Armagh and MP, was born 20 March 1645 at Ardee, Co. Louth, eldest son of Patrick Chamberlain of Nizelrath, Co. Louth, and Lettice Chamberlain (née Brownlow). His mother, who had three later marriages, was daughter of Sir…

Bruce, Edward

Bruce, Edward (p. 1274–1318), lord of Galloway , earl of Carrick , and king of Ireland, was a son of Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick in right of his wife, Marjorie; he was a younger brother of King Robert I of Scots. He followed his brother into rebellion against the rule of…

Bunbury, Selina

Bunbury, Selina (1802–82), novelist and short-story and travel writer, was born in 1802 at Kilsaran House, Co. Louth, one of the fifteen children of the Rev. Henry Bunbury, a Church of Ireland clergyman and rector of Mansfieldstown, and Henrietta Shirley, of Loughrea, Co. Galway.…

Butler, Mary Magdalen (Matilda Martha)

Butler, Mary Magdalen (Matilda Martha) (1795–1856), Dominican sister and founder of Sion Hill Dominican convent, Dublin, was born Matilda Martha Butler in Dublin. She entered the Dominican order and was the first sister to be professed in their new convent in Cabra on 28 December…