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Honora Nagle (1718–1784) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nagle, Honora [Nano] (1718–1784), educationist and founder of the Presentation order, was born at Ballygriffin, near Mallow, co. Cork, the eldest of seven children of Garret Nagle (d. c.1746), landowner and merchant, and his wife, Ann (d. 1748), daughter of ...

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Rice, Edmund Ignatius (1762–1844), founder of the Irish Christian Brothers and educationist, was born on 1 June 1762 at Westcourt, near Callan, co. Kilkenny. He was the fourth of the seven sons of Robert Rice, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Murphy, née...