Co. Waterford

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Alcock, Deborah

Alcock, Deborah (1835–1913), author, was born in June 1835 in Waterford, second daughter of John Alcock, archdeacon of Waterford, and his wife Jane Innes. Her father's brother was Benjamin Alcock (qv). Her mother died when she was three…

Alcock, William Congreve

Alcock, William Congreve (1771–1813) MP, was born in Co. Waterford, the second son of three sons and two daughters of Capt. Henry Alcock (c.1735–1812) of Wilton, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, landowner and MP for Waterford city (1783–1797) and Fethard, Co. Wexford (1797–9), and…

Archer, Forster

Archer, Forster (1758/9–1826), protestant clergyman and inspector of prisons, was born in Co. Cork, the son of Richard Archer, a merchant. He entered TCD, aged seventeen (1 July 1776), graduated BA…

Aylward, Margaret Louisa

Aylward, Margaret Louisa (1810–89), philanthropist and founder of a religious congregation, was born 23 November 1810 in Waterford city, fifth among ten children of William Aylward (d. 1840), merchant, and Ellen Aylward (née Murphy), who also had a son from her first marriage. The…

Barker, Francis

Barker, Francis (1773–1859), physician and chemist, was born in Waterford, the eldest son of six children (five sons and a daughter) of William Barker (1731–88), pharmacist, alderman and sheriff of Waterford (1759–63), and Elizabeth Barker (née Acheson) of Duncormuck, Co. Wexford.…

Barron, Philip Fitzgerald

Barron, Philip Fitzgerald (1801/2?–1844), Celticist and Hebraist, was born in Durrow House, Stradbally, Co. Waterford, one of seven children of Richard Barron of Durrow and Catherine Barron, daughter of Philip Hay of Co. Wexford. Though some sources give 1797 as his year of birth,…

Beresford, William Carr

Beresford, William Carr (1768–1854), soldier and MP, was born 2 October 1768 in Co. Waterford, illegitimate son of George de la Poer Beresford (1734/5–1800), 2nd earl of Tyrone (1763–89), 1st marquess of Waterford (cr. 1789), MP for Co. Waterford (1757–60) and Coleraine (1761–3),…

Bheldon, Riobard (‘Bob’ Weldon

Bheldon, Riobard (‘Bob’ Weldon ) (c.1834–1914), poet in Irish, was born in Briska, Kilrossanty, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, son of Michael Weldon, farmer, and Catherine Stack. His initial occupation (c.1856) seems to have been as a farm hand, but he subsequently…

Blake, John Aloysius

Blake, John Aloysius (1826–87), politician and government official, was born in Waterford city, son of Andrew Blake, gentleman, and Mary Blake (née Gallwey). A Roman Catholic, he was educated at King's College, Waterford, and Government College at Pau in France. His political…

Blake, Mary Elizabeth

Blake, Mary Elizabeth (1840–1907), poet, was born in September 1840 at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, daughter of Patrick McGrath and his wife Mary (née Murphy). The family emigrated in 1846 to Quincy, Massachusetts, USA, where Patrick McGrath was a marble-worker and businessman. After…

Bourke, Patrick Martin Austin

Bourke, Patrick Martin Austin (1913–95), meteorologist and historian, was born 10 May 1913 in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, second son of Patrick M. Bourke, stationmaster, and Clare Bourke (née O'Sullivan). He was educated at Mount Sion CBS…

Boyle, Robert

Boyle, Robert (1627–91), natural philosopher, was born 25 January 1627 at Lismore Castle, fourteenth child and seventh son of Richard Boyle (qv), 1st earl of Cork, and his second wife,

Boyle, Roger

Boyle, Roger (1621–79), 1st Baron Broghill and 1st earl of Orrery , soldier, politician, and writer, was born 25 April 1621 in Co. Waterford, twelfth child and third son to survive of Richard Boyle (qv), 1st earl of Cork, and his second…

Breen, Dermot H.

Breen, Dermot H. (1924–78), founder of Cork International Film Festival and film censor, was born 18 August 1924 in Waterford, sixth child of James Breen and Brigid Breen. He was educated in Cork at the Presentation Brothers College and at the Provincial College. Initially a…

Brennan, William

Brennan, William (d. 1840), highwayman, was born at Raspberry Hill, Co. Waterford. In the late 1830s he was working at Kilmurry House, Co. Cork, the property of a Mr Grant. Caught while attempting to steal a watch, he became an outlaw, raised a gang, and based himself in the…

Browne, Noel Christopher

Browne, Noel Christopher (1915–97), politician and physician, was born 20 December 1915 at 38 Bath St., Waterford city, second son and fourth among eight children of Joseph Browne, of Loughrea, Co. Galway, and Mary Theresa Browne (née Cooney), of Hollymount, Co. Mayo. His father…

Brown, Ignatius

Brown, Ignatius (1630–79), Jesuit, was born on either 1 or 9 November 1630 in Co. Waterford, and by the late 1640s he was studying philosophy at Compostella in Spain. On 27 June 1651 he entered the Society of Jesus as a novice at Villagarcia before resuming his studies, this time…

Burke, William P.

Burke, William P. (1864–1941), priest and historian, was born 11 October 1864 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, second son of Edmund Burke, founder of Burke's bacon-curers, and Eileen Burke (née McGrath). He was educated by the Christian Brothers in Clonmel, at Rockwell College, Cashel,…

Butler, John (‘Jack’)

Butler, John (‘Jack’) (1891–1968), trade unionist and politician, was born in Lackendarra, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford, and grew up in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Leaving school aged fifteen, he became a labourer and on the formation of the…

Byrne, James Loughlin (‘Locky’)

Byrne, James Loughlin (‘Locky’) (1913–41), hurler, was born 28 April 1913 at 41 Morgan St., Waterford city, the only child of James Byrne, engine driver, and Johanna Byrne (née McGrath). He was educated locally at Mount Sion CBS. A…

Capel, Thomas John

Capel, Thomas John (1836–1911), catholic priest, was born 28 October 1836 in Ardmore, Co. Waterford, the second child and eldest son of John Capel and his wife Mary (née Fitzgerald). He settled with his family in Hastings, Sussex, following his father's appointment to the…

Carew, John Edward

Carew, John Edward (c.1782–1868) sculptor, was born at Tramore, Co. Waterford, and was possibly the son of a local sculptor, who signed himself ‘Carew fecit Waterford’. He appears to have studied art for some time in Dublin, before travelling to London. By about 1809 he was…

Carew, Sir Peter

Carew, Sir Peter (1514–75), adventurer, was born at Mohun's Ottery, Devonshire, second son of Sir William Carew; his mother was a Courteney. George Carew (qv), later earl of Totnes, was a first cousin. After a fragmented education he…

Cashman, Denis B.

Cashman, Denis B. (1843–97), Fenian and writer, was born in 1843 at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He worked at first in Waterford city as a clerk for the law firm of Dobbyn & Tandy. He joined the IRB (probably soon after it was…

Cavanagh, Michael

Cavanagh, Michael (1822–1900), Fenian, poet, and biographer, was probably born 22 January 1822 in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, the son of Andrew Cavanagh, a cooper of Cook St., Cappoquin, and his wife Mary (née Cullanane). He had six sisters, one of whom, Julia (b. 1833), was the wife…