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Cleaver, Euseby Digby [Eusebh D. Mac Cliabhair] (1826–1894), Church of England clergyman and promoter of the Irish language, was born on 8 March 1826 at Delgany, co. Wicklow, the eldest son of William Cleaver, rector of the parish, and his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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See Duffy, George Gavan [Seoirse Ui Gabháin]

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Haliday [O'Hara], William [pseud. Edmond O'Connell] (1788–1812), grammarian of Irish, was born in Dublin, the son of William Haliday, or Halliday, an apothecary; he was the elder brother of Charles Haliday. He was trained as a solicitor, and learned Irish from three Munstermen who lived in ...

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Lynegar, Charles [Cormac Ó Luinín] (fl. 1708–1731), Irish-language scholar and antiquary, was probably born in co. Fermanagh, Ireland, the son of Matha Bán Ó Luinín. The self-styled (ardollamh Éireann'chief master of bardic learning in Ireland'), he belonged to the last generation of (...

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Macbrady, Philip [Pilip Mac Brádaigh] (fl. 1711), Irish scholar, was born in co. Cavan. He was brought up a protestant and became vicar of the parish of Inishmagrath, in the diocese of Kilmore—hence the by-name Pilip Ministeir by which he was also known. He translated into Irish a sermon preached by ...

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Moore, Sir Norman, first baronet (1847–1922), physician and Irish scholar, was born at Higher Broughton, Manchester, on 8 January 1847, the only child of Robert Ross Rowan Moore (1811–1864), barrister and political economist, of Kilmainham, Dublin, and his wife, Rebecca (1819–1905), daughter of ...

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O'Brien, Paul (1762/3–1820), Irish-language scholar and teacher, was born in the district of Breakey in co. Meath, near its border with co. Cavan; the names of his father and mother have not been preserved. In the late eighteenth century this district was a stronghold of Irish language and culture, with a number of poets—...

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O'Connell, Peter [Peadar Ó Conaill] (1754/5–1826), Irish scholar and lexicographer, was born at Carne, now Money Point, about 5 miles east of Kilrush in co. Clare, in an Irish-speaking district. Nothing is known of his parents (he had a brother, Patrick) or his early education. A 'tall, gaunt, swarthy man, large-limbed and black-haired, dark-eyed, and strongly built' (...

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O'Curry, Eugene [Eoghan Ó Comhraidhe, Eoghan Ó Comhraí] (1794–1862), Irish scholar, was born on 20 November 1794 at Dunaha, near Carrigaholt, co. Clare, Ireland, the third son of Eoghan Ó Comhraí (Eugene O'Curry), a farmer, and his wife, Cáit Uí Chomhraidhe (Catherine O'Curry), Ní Mhadagáin (Madigan)...

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O'Donovan, John [Seán Ó Donnabháin] (1806–1861), Gaelic Irish scholar, the third son and seventh child (of nine) of Edmond Donovan and Eleanor Hoberlin, was born in Atateemore townland, Kilcolumb parish, south co. Kilkenny, on 25 July 1806. He was descended from one Edmond O'Donovan...

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Raymond, Anthony (1675–1726), Church of Ireland clergyman and Irish language scholar, was born at Ballyloughrane, near Listowel, co. Kerry, the second son of Anthony Raymond and his wife, Ann (née Taylor). The father was the second of the family to hold land in ...