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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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Callan [née Hughes], Margaret (c. 1817–c. 1883), Irish nationalist, was born about 1817 in Newry, co. Down, one of the six daughters and five sons of Philip Hughes, a merchant in Newry, and his wife, Susanna, the daughter of Patrick Gavan...

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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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Czira [née Gifford], Sidney [pseud. John Brennan] (1889–1974), journalist and Irish republican activist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 3 August 1889, the youngest daughter and youngest of the twelve children (six boys and six girls) of ...

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Devlin [married name Campbell], Anne (1781–1851), Irish nationalist, the daughter of Winifred Dwyer and her husband, Bryan Devlin, a dairy farmer, was born at Cronebeg, near Aughrim, co. Wicklow. Her father moved the family to a 30 acre property at Corballis, near ...

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Dillon [née Mathew], Elizabeth (1865–1907), Irish nationalist, born at 6 Pembroke Villas, Richmond, Surrey, on 2 March 1865, was the eldest daughter and second child of Sir James Charles Mathew (1830–1908), judge, and his wife, Elizabeth Blackmore, née Biron. The Mathews were a ...

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Pamela Fitzgerald (1776?–1831) by Mallary, 1800 [front, with her daughter Pamela] National Gallery of Ireland

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Fitzgerald, Pamela [formerly Anne Caroline Stéphanie Sims; Lady Edward Fitzgerald] (1776?–1831), celebrity and associate of Irish nationalists, was almost certainly the illegitimate daughter of Louis-Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans (1747–1793), cousin of Louis XVI of France, and his mistress, (Caroline) Stéphanie Félicité Brulart, ...

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Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur Gifford (1888–1955) by Sean O'Sullivan, 1933 © courtesy of the Artist's Estate; National Gallery of Ireland

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...

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(Edith) Maud Gonne (1866–1953) by Sarah Purser, 1898 © Estate of Sarah Henrietta Purser; courtesy the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

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Gonne, (Edith) Maud (1866–1953), Irish nationalist, was born on 21 December 1866 at Tongham Manor, near Farnham, Surrey, eldest daughter of Captain Thomas Gonne (1835–1886) of the 17th lancers and his wife, Edith Frith Cook (1844–1871), daughter of William Cook, merchant, and Margaretta Cockayne Frith...

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Green [née Stopford], Alice Sophia Amelia [known as Alice Stopford Green] (1847–1929), historian and Irish nationalist, was born on 31 May 1847 at Kells, co. Meath, the seventh of the nine children of the Revd Edward Adderley Stopford (1810?–1874), archdeacon of ...

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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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Milligan, Alice Letitia [pseud. Iris Olkyrn] (1866–1953), author and Irish nationalist, was born on 14 September 1866 at Gortmore, Omagh, co. Tyrone, the third of the thirteen children of Seaton Forest Milligan (1836–1916), managing director, and his wife, Charlotte, née Burns (...

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Molony, Helena Mary (1883–1967), actress and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Coles Lane, Dublin, on 15 January 1883, the daughter of Michael Molony, a grocer, and his wife, Catherine McGrath. The family were Catholic, and Helena was educated locally. She first became involved in the Irish nationalist movement at the age of nineteen. After attending a public meeting at the ...