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Barr [née Moyles], (Sarah) Venie (1875–1947), political activist and philanthropist, was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's county, on 3 October 1875, the daughter of James Moyles, a trader, and his wife, Eliza Jane Pratt. On 2 July 1901 she married Ainsworth Barr (...

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Booth, Eva Selina Gore- (1870–1926), suffragist and poet, was born on 22 May 1870 at Lissadell, co. Sligo, Ireland, the second of three daughters and the third of the five children of Sir Henry William Gore-Booth, fifth baronet (1843–1900), Anglo-Irish landlord and Arctic...

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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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Day, Susanne Rouviere (1875/6–1964), suffragist and writer, was born in Cork city into a family of prosperous merchants; little is known of her early life. She described herself as being 'five-foot seven', and of 'ample proportions … a wild Irishwoman with all the native and national love of a row boiling in my veins' (...

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Eadie [née Hearn], Ellice Aylmer (1912–2001), barrister and civil servant, was born on 30 June 1912 at Edmonton, St Patrick's Hill, Cork, the daughter of Robert Thomas Hearn (d. 1952), Church of Ireland clergyman, later bishop of Cork, and his wife, ...

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Emilia Mary Fitzgerald, duchess of Leinster (1731–1814) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1774 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fitzgerald [née Lennox; other married name Ogilvie], Emilia Mary [Emily], duchess of Leinster (1731–1814), political hostess, was born on 6 October 1731, the second of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and his wife, ...

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Fitzgerald [married name Foley], Lady Lucy Anne (1771–1851), radical, was born on 5 February 1771, the seventeenth of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician, and his wife, Lady Emily Lennox [see Fitzgerald, Emilia Mary (1731-1814)], society hostess, daughter of ...

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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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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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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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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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(Florence) Patricia Alice McLaughlin (1916–1997) by unknown photographer © reserved; News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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McLaughlin, (Florence) Patricia Alice (1916–1997), politician, was born in Downpatrick, co. Down, on 23 June 1916, the only daughter of Canon F. B. Aldwell, Church of Ireland clergyman. She was educated at Ashleigh House, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin, where she read modern languages. From her schooldays she was a supporter of the ...

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Palliser, Edith Charlotte Bury (1859–1927), campaigner for women’s suffrage, was born at Comragh, co. Waterford, Ireland, on 22 December 1859, the fourth child and only daughter of Frederick Hugh Palliser (1826–1883) and his wife, Emily, née Price (b. 1836). ...

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Parker [née Kerr-Fisher; other married name Chichester], Dame Dehra (1882–1963), politician, was born on 13 August 1882 in the military hospital at Dehra Dun, north of Delhi, India, the only child of James Kerr-Fisher (1827–1891) of Kilrea, co. Londonderry, and Annie Kerr-Forsythe...

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(Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer Parnell (1852–1910) by Henry O'Shea, c. 1878 © reserved