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Aikenhead, Mary Frances (1787–1858), Roman Catholic nun, was born on 19 January 1787, in the house adjoining the Aikenhead and Dupont apothecary premises on the corner of Grand Parade and Castle Street in Cork. She was the eldest of four children of Dr David Aikenhead...

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Alexander [née Humphreys], Cecil Frances [Fanny] (1818–1895), hymn writer and poet, was born at 25 Eccles Street, Dublin. She was the second daughter of John Humphreys, a second lieutenant in the Royal Marines and later brigade major in the Tyrone yeomanry, and his wife, ...

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Alexander, William (1824–1911), archbishop of Armagh, was born in Derry on 13 April 1824. His father, Robert Alexander, rector of Termoneeney, Derry, at the time, later to be prebendary of Aghadowey, Derry, was a nephew of Nathanael Alexander, bishop of Meath, and great-nephew of ...

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Allingham, William (1824–1889), poet, was born on 19 March 1824 in Ballyshannon, co. Donegal, the eldest of the five children of William Allingham and his wife, Elizabeth, née Crawford (d. 1833). His father ran a shipping business, plying cargo such as timber and slate, between ...

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Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the third son of Matthew Anderson (1804–1888), crown solicitor, Dublin, and his wife, Mary née Lee. The second son, Sir Samuel Lee Anderson (...

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Baldwin, Richard (c. 1666–1758), college head, is of uncertain origins. The matriculation register of Trinity College, Dublin, recorded that he entered the college on 29 April 1684, at the age of seventeen, had been born in Athy, in co. Carlow (though Athy is in ...

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Ball, John Thomas (1815–1898), judge, born in Dublin on 24 July 1815, was the eldest son of Major Benjamin Marcus Ball (1789–1841) and Elizabeth (1789–1838), daughter of Cuthbert Feltus of Hollybrook, co. Carlow. His father was an officer who served with distinction in the ...

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Barnardo, Thomas John (1845–1905), philanthropist and founder of Dr Barnardo's Homes, was born on 4 July 1845 at 4 Dame Street, Dublin, the fourth of five children of John Michaelis Barnardo (1800–1874), a Prussian subject and furrier, and his second wife, Abigail, daughter of ...

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Barrington [formerly Waldron], George (1755–1804), actor, pickpocket, and transported convict, was born in Maynooth, co. Kildare, Ireland. Some claim that his birth date was 14 May 1755 and that his father was Henry Waldron, a silversmith, and his mother a Miss Naish (Naith)...

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Barry, James, fourth earl of Barrymore (1667–1748), politician and Jacobite conspirator, was the younger son of Richard Barry, second earl of Barrymore (bap. 1630, d. 1694), and his third wife, Dorothy Ferrar of Dromore, co. Down. He was also heir to one of the oldest baronies in ...

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Bastable, Charles Francis (1855–1945), economist, was born at Charleville, co. Cork, the only son of the Revd Robert Bastable (1800–1889), rector of Knocktemple and Kilbolane. His mother was a daughter of Dr Little of Sligo. He was educated at Fermoy College, Fermoy, co. Cork...

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Beaufort, Daniel Augustus (1739–1821), Church of Ireland clergyman and cartographer, was the eldest son of the Revd Daniel Cornelius de Beaufort (1700–1788) and his wife, Esther Gougeon. The elder Beaufort was born at Wesel in Westphalia, the seventh child of Count Francis de Beaufort...

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Beckett, Samuel Barclay (1906–1989), author, was born on 13 April 1906 at Cooldrinagh, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock, co. Dublin, the second of two children of William Frank Beckett (1871–1933), a quantity surveyor, and his wife, Maria, known as May (1871–1950), daughter of Samuel Roe...

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Beresford, Charles William de la Poer, Baron Beresford (1846–1919), naval officer, was born at Baronstown, Dundalk, co. Louth, on 10 February 1846, the second son of the Revd John de la Poer Beresford, fourth marquess of Waterford (1814–1866), and his wife, Christiana (1820–1905)...

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Beresford, John (1738–1805), politician, was born in Dublin on 14 March 1738, the fifth but second surviving son of Marcus Beresford, first earl of Tyrone (1694–1763), politician, and Lady Katherine Power (1701–1769), daughter and heir of James Power, third earl of Tyrone and, after 1767, ...

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Beresford, Lord John George de la Poer (1773–1862), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was a younger son of George de la Poer Beresford, second earl of Tyrone and first marquess of Waterford (1735–1800), and his wife, Elizabeth née Monck (c.1741–1816)...

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Berkeley, George (1685–1753), Church of Ireland bishop of Cloyne and philosopher, was born at or near Kilkenny on 12 March 1685. His father, William Berkeley (d. in or after 1734), who later held a military commission, was a gentleman farmer descended from a ...

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Blackburn, Helen (1842–1903), campaigner for women's rights, was born at Knightstown, Valentia Island, co. Kerry, Ireland, on 25 May 1842. She had one brother, and was the only surviving daughter of Bewicke Blackburn (1811–1897), civil engineer and manager of the knight of Kerry's...

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Blaquiere, John, first Baron de Blaquiere (1732–1812), politician, was born on 15 May 1732, the fifth son of Jean de Blaquiere (1675/6–1753), an émigré Huguenot merchant of Greenwich, Kent, and Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Pierre de Varennes, a Huguenot bookseller of the Strand, Westminster...

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Blythe, Ernest [Earnán de Blaghd] (1889–1975), politician and theatre director, was born on 13 April 1889 in Magheragall, Lisburn, co. Antrim, the eldest child of James and Agnes Blythe. He came from a Church of Ireland and staunchly Orange background and was a most unlikely convert to Irish nationalism. Educated at the local ...