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D. J. O'Donoghue

revised by Katherine Mullin

McKowen, James (1814–1889), poet and bleachworks finisher, was born at Lambeg, near Lisburn, co. Antrim, on 11 February 1814, and received an elementary education at a local school. In his youth, he was said to walk regularly from Lambeg to Belfast to go to the theatre. After working in ...


A. F. Pollard

revised by L. A. Clarkson

Mulholland, Andrew (1791–1866), cotton and linen manufacturer, born on 2 February 1791 at Belfast, came of an old Ulster family. He married in 1817 Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas McDonnell of Belfast. His father, Thomas, was in 1819 head of Thomas Mulholland & Co....