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Mayer, Sir Robert (1879–1985), patron of music and philanthropist, was born on 5 June 1879 at Mannheim, Germany, the third of the four sons (there was no daughter) of Emil Mayer, hop merchant and later brewer, of Mannheim, and his wife, Lucie Lehmaier...

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Ní Chearbhaill, Mairgréag [Margaret O'Carroll] (d. 1451), celebrated hostess, was the daughter of Tadhg Ó Cearbhaill (d. 1407), chief of Éile, and married An Calbhach Ó Conchobhair Failghe (d. 1458), chief of Uíbh Fhailghe. In 1433, a year of general shortage, she gave two great feasts which earned her the nickname ...