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

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Parnell, (Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer (1852–1910), Irish nationalist and artist, was born on 13 May 1852 at home at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the tenth of eleven children and fifth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and Delia Tudor, née Stewart (1816–1896). Her older brothers were ...

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George Noble Plunkett, Count Plunkett in the papal nobility (1851–1948) by Seán O'Sullivan, 1940 © Estate of the Artist; photograph courtesy the National Gallery of Ireland

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Plunkett, George Noble, Count Plunkett in the papal nobility (1851–1948), art historian and Irish republican, was born on 3 December 1851, at 1 Aungier Street, Dublin, the youngest and only survivor into adulthood of three children of Patrick Joseph Plunkett (1817–1918), builder and urban district councillor, and his wife, ...

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Zygielbojm, Szmul Mordko [Artur] (1895–1943), trade unionist and political activist, was born in Borowice, near Lublin, Russian Poland, on 21 February 1895, the oldest of ten children of Yosef Zygielbojm (1876–1917), part-time teacher, and his wife, Henya (d. c.1942), tailor. In 1899 the family moved to nearby ...