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Browne, Kathleen Anne (1876–1943), politician and historian, was born at Bridgetown, co. Wexford, on 31 October 1876, the eldest daughter of Michael Browne, landowner and farmer, and his wife, Mary Eleanor Stafford, of Rathronan Castle, Wexford. She was educated at the Bridgetown national school...

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Brugha, Caitlin [née Catherine Mary Kingston] (1879–1959), company director and politician, was born Catherine Mary Kingston, at Birr (or Parsonstown), co. Offaly, on 9 December 1879, the daughter of William Kingston, shopkeeper, and his wife, Catherine, née Roche. She was educated at the ...

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Clarke [née Daly], Kathleen (1878–1972), political activist, was born on 11 April 1878 at Frederick Street, Limerick, the third of nine children born to Edward Daly, businessman, and his wife, Catherine, née O'Mara, a dressmaker. The family's political sympathies were strongly nationalist and her father had been imprisoned for involvement in the Fenian rising of 1867. ...

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Concannon [née Walsh], Helena (1878–1952), historian and politician, was born in Maghera, co. Londonderry, on 28 October 1878, one of the four daughters and three sons of Louis Walsh (d. 1917) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Donnelly, who were proprietors of ...

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Lynn, Kathleen (1874–1955), physician and political activist, was born on 28 January 1874 at Mullafarry, near Killala, co. Mayo, Ireland, the second of four children of Robert Lynn (d. 1923), an Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Katharine Wynne (d. 1915). By 1886 the family had moved to ...

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MacSwiney, Mary Margaret (1872–1942), Irish republican, was born at 13 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London, on 27 March 1872, the eldest of seven surviving children of John MacSwiney (c.1835–c.1895), and his wife, Mary Wilkinson (c.1840–1904). Both her parents were schoolteachers. The family returned to ...

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Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz in the Polish nobility (1868–1927) by Keogh Brothers courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

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Markievicz [née Gore-Booth], Constance Georgine, Countess Markievicz in the Polish nobility (1868–1927), Irish republican and first woman elected to parliament, was born on 4 February 1868 at 7 Buckingham Gate, Pimlico, London, the eldest of the three daughters and two sons of ...

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Margaret Mary Pearse (1878–1968) by Thomas D. Mcavoy, 1952 Getty Images – Thomas D. Mcavoy

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Pearse, Margaret Mary (1878–1968), teacher and politician, was born at 27 Great Brunswick Street (later Pearse Street), Dublin, on 4 August 1878, the eldest child of the two daughters and two sons of James Pearse (1839–1900), stone carver and sometime pamphleteer, and his second wife, ...

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Power, Jane [Jennie] Wyse [née Jane O'Toole] (1858–1941), Irish nationalist and feminist, was born in May 1858 in Main Street, Baltinglass, co. Wicklow, the youngest of the seven children, three daughters and four sons, of Edward O'Toole, provision dealer, and his wife, ...

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Redmond [née Mallick], Bridget Mary (1904–1952), landowner and politician, was born at The Curragh, co. Kildare, on 13 October 1904, the eldest daughter of John Mallick, hotel proprietor, and his wife, Bridget Mary. John Mallick was a well-known judge of horses and his racing colours were familiar at meetings in ...