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Delany, William (1835–1924), Jesuit priest and educationist, was born at Leighlin Bridge, co. Carlow, on 4 June 1835, the son of John Delany, baker, and his wife, Mary, née Brennan. He was the second of ten children, five of whom survived to maturity—two boys and three girls. His formal education was at the local primary school and, from 1845 to 1851, at ...

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Lucas, Anthony (1633–1693), university professor and experimental philosopher, was born on 18 October 1633 in co. Durham. From about 1650 he studied at the Jesuit school at St Omer in Flanders, and he entered the Society of Jesus in May 1662. The next year he joined the ...