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O'Leary, Ellen (1831–1889), poet and Irish nationalist, was born on 23 October 1831 at 16 West Main Street, Tipperary, the second child of John O'Leary (d. 1848), shopkeeper and landlord, and his second wife, Margaret, née Ryan. Her elder brother was John O'Leary (1830–1907)...

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Parnell, Fanny Isabel (1848–1882), Irish nationalist and poet, was born on 4 September 1848 at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the eighth child and fourth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and his wife, Delia Tudor Stewart (1816–1896), daughter of Commodore Charles Stewart of the ...

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Fanny Isabel Parnell (1848–1882) by unknown photographer, c. 1878 National Library of Ireland; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rossa, Mary Jane O'Donovan [née Mary Jane Irwin] (1845–1916), Irish nationalist and poet, was born in January 1845 in Clonakilty, co. Cork, the daughter of a successful businessman named Irwin. She was educated for three years at the Sacred Heart Convent in ...