Co. Carlow

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Bagenal, Beauchamp

Bagenal, Beauchamp (c.1735–1802), landowner and MP, was the eldest of three surviving children (one son and two daughters) of Walter Bagenal (c.1670–1745), landowner of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, and MP for Co. Carlow (1725–7), and his second wife, Eleanor (née…

Bagwell, Harriet

Bagwell, Harriet (Philippa Jocelyn) (c.1853–1937), philanthropist and promoter of local industry, was born in Dunleckney Manor, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, eldest child of Phillip Jocelyn Newton (1818–95), DL,…

Baillie, William

Baillie, William (1723–1810), printmaker and art dealer, was born 11 June 1723 at Kilbride, Co. Carlow, the second son of the upholsterer Robert Baillie of Celbridge, Co. Kildare, and his wife Susanna (née Antrobus). After his education at Dr…

Baldwin, Richard

Baldwin, Richard (1668?–1758), provost of TCD (1717–58), was born in Athy, Co. Carlow (sic in Alumni Dubl.), son of Richard Baldwin, a gentleman of Athy. Educated at Kilkenny school under Mr Hinton, he entered TCD aged…

Bergin, Liam Diarmuid

Bergin, Liam Diarmuid (1913–94), newspaper proprietor and editor, was born 15 August 1913 at Athy Road, Carlow town, son of Patrick C. Bergin, publican and merchant, and Kathleen Bergin (née Conlan). Educated at Newbridge College boarding school, he joined the Nationalist and…

Bergin, Patrick

Bergin, Patrick (1913–91), trade unionist and republican, was born in Carlow on 6 February 1913, one of nine children of a railway signalman. His mother, an ardent republican and a devout catholic, came from a Co. Westmeath family of shopkeepers and small farmers. Having been…

Bibby, Father Albert

Bibby, Father Albert (1877–1925), Capuchin priest and republican, was born Thomas Francis Bibby on 24 October 1877 at 17 Regent Street, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, only son among five children of John Bibby, a shopkeeper at that address, and Julia Bibby (née Coogan). Both parents were…

Bielenberg, Christabel Mary Harmsworth

Bielenberg, Christabel Mary Harmsworth (1909–2003), writer, was born on 18 June 1909 at the Old House, Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England, the second of four children (two boys and two girls) of Percy Collingwood Burton (1879–1953) of Totteridge, a British army officer and advertising…

Bielenberg, Peter

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Brownrigg, Abraham

Brownrigg, Abraham (1836–1928), catholic bishop of Ossory, was born 23 December 1836 at Ballypierce, Clonegall, Co. Carlow, son of Isaac Brownrigg and his wife, Elizabeth (née Roche), who were said to have been ‘members of old and most respectable Wexford families’ (Carrigan).…

Burneyeat (Burnyeat), John

Burneyeat (Burnyeat), John (1631–90), quaker missionary, was born in Crabtreebeck, Cumberland. A pious, industrious farmer, he attended a meeting held by George Fox in 1653 and afterwards joined the Society of Friends. Following his conversion, he continued to farm and did not…

Burton, Benjamin

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Butler, Pierce

Butler, Pierce (1744–1822), soldier, planter, slaveholder, delegate to the constitutional convention and US senator, was born in Ballintemple House, Co. Carlow on 11 July 1744, the third son of Sir Richard Butler, 5th baronet of Cloughgrenan and member of the Irish parliament, and…

Butler, Sir Richard

Butler, Sir Richard (1761–1817), 7th baronet, MP, was born 14 July 1761, probably at Garryhunden, Co. Carlow, eldest son among four sons and four daughters of Sir Thomas Butler (1735–72), 6th baronet, of Garryhunden, MP for Co. Carlow (1761–8) and Portarlington, Queen's Co. (1771–…

Byrne, Edmund

Byrne, Edmund (c.1655/6–1723/4), alias ‘Edward Hamson’, archbishop of Dublin, was born in Ballybrack, Co. Carlow, of Wicklow parents. Meagher suggests that he was a first cousin of Arthur O'Brin (Ó Broinn/Byrne) (son of John O'Brin of Ballyknockan), a distinguished member…

Cloney, Thomas

Cloney, Thomas (1774–1850), insurgent leader and catholic activist, was probably born at Ballybeg, near St Millis, Co. Carlow, the only son among four children of Denis Cloney (1738–98), prosperous farmer and middleman of Moneyhore, near Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, and Mary Cloney (…

Cogan, Patrick

Cogan, Patrick (1902–77), politician, was born 2 January 1902, only son and fourth among five children of Hugh Cogan, farmer, of Mullnamast, Moone, Co. Kildare, and Katherine Cogan (née Nolan) of Paulville, Tullow, Co. Carlow. The family lived at Ballykilduff, Tullow, Co. Carlow.…

Collier, Peter Fenelon

Collier, Peter Fenelon (1849–1909), publisher and newspaper proprietor, was born 12 December 1849 in Myshall, Co. Carlow, son of Robert C. Collier and Catherine Collier (née Fenelon). After an education in local schools he emigrated to America at 17 and entered St Mary's seminary…

Commins, Andrew

Commins, Andrew (1832–1916), barrister and politician, was born at Ballybeg, Co. Carlow, the second son of John Commins and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Laurence Fogarty of Drummond. He studied at Carlow College (where he contributed verse to the Carlow Magazine) and at…

Cormac

Cormac (846–908), son of Cuilennán and king of Cashel (seat of the Éoganacht kings of Munser), was according to the genealogies son of Sealbach, grandson of Dub-dá-chrích, and descendant of Óengus (qv) son of Nad-fraích. He was the chief…

Crosbie, Sir Edward William

Crosbie, Sir Edward William (1755?–98), 5th baronet and victim of a miscarriage of justice, was the elder son of Sir Paul Crosbie, 4th baronet, and his wife Mary, daughter of Edward Daniel of Freadsom, Cheshire, and was born in Co. Wicklow, probably at his father's seat, Crosbie…

Dargan, William

Dargan, William (1799–1867), engineer, was born 28 February 1799 in Co. Carlow. His parents were Patrick and Elizabeth Dargan, his father being a well-to-do farmer who was a tenant of Lord Portarlington. Much of William's early life is obscure. Likewise the exact place of birth is…

Delany, William

Delany, William (1835–1924), Jesuit and president of UCD, was born 4 June 1835 at Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow, second of ten children (of whom five survived) born to John Delany and Mary Delany (née Brennan). As with many Irish catholic families of farming stock, there was an…

Domnall Remur

Domnall Remur (d. 1041), son of Donnchad, a prominent Leinster dynast, belonged to the ruling lineage of Uí Chennselaig. Domnall, dubbed Remur (‘the fat’), was a brother of Diarmait (qv) son of Máel na mBó…

Donnelly, Catherine

Donnelly, Catherine (1948–2014), advertising copywriter, arts advocate and novelist, was born on 29 April 1948 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, the youngest of four girls and two boys to Thomas Donnelly, a spirit merchant and wine importer, and Margaret Donnelly. Her earliest years were…