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Delany, Patrick (1685/6–1768), Church of Ireland dean of Down and writer, was born at Rathkreagh in Queen's county, a younger son of Denis Delany, a small farmer. He was educated at the popular school run by Dalton at Athy in co. Kildare, whence he proceeded to ...

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Swift, Jonathan (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, was born on 30 November 1667, probably at 7 Hoey's Court, St Werburgh's parish, Dublin, the second of two children of Jonathan Swift (1640–1667), steward of the King's Inns, Dublin, and his wife, ...