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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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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 ...