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Corcoran, Timothy Joseph (1872–1943), Roman Catholic priest and educationist, was born at Honeymount, near Roscrea, co. Tipperary, Ireland, on 17 January 1872, the first of seven children, five boys and two girls, born to Thomas Corcoran (1848–1922) and his wife, Alice Gleeson (1846–1911)...

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Doyle, James Warren (1786–1834), Roman Catholic bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, political controversialist, and educationist, was born in September 1786 in New Ross, co. Wexford, the last of four children of James Doyle, a farmer, and his second wife, Anne Warren.

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Thomas Aloysius Finlay (1848–1940) by Leo Whelan University College Dublin Collection

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Finlay, Thomas Aloysius (1848–1940), Roman Catholic priest, educationist, and author, was born at Lanesborough, co. Roscommon, on 6 July 1848. He was the son of William Finlay (1810–1864), an engineer, and his wife, Maria, née Magan (d. 1884), who had six children: three girls, all of whom became religious sisters, and three boys, one of whom, ...

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Honora Nagle (1718–1784) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nagle, Honora [Nano] (1718–1784), educationist and founder of the Presentation order, was born at Ballygriffin, near Mallow, co. Cork, the eldest of seven children of Garret Nagle (d. c.1746), landowner and merchant, and his wife, Ann (d. 1748), daughter of ...

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Rice, Edmund Ignatius (1762–1844), founder of the Irish Christian Brothers and educationist, was born on 1 June 1762 at Westcourt, near Callan, co. Kilkenny. He was the fourth of the seven sons of Robert Rice, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Murphy, née...