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Barr [née Moyles], (Sarah) Venie (1875–1947), political activist and philanthropist, was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's county, on 3 October 1875, the daughter of James Moyles, a trader, and his wife, Eliza Jane Pratt. On 2 July 1901 she married Ainsworth Barr (...

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Czira [née Gifford], Sidney [pseud. John Brennan] (1889–1974), journalist and Irish republican activist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 3 August 1889, the youngest daughter and youngest of the twelve children (six boys and six girls) of ...

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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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Hamilton, William (1755–1797), naturalist and political activist, was born at Londonderry on 16 December 1755, the son of John Hamilton (1725–1780), merchant and sea captain, and Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Hope. He received his early education under the Revd John Torrens of the ...

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Lynn, Kathleen (1874–1955), physician and political activist, was born on 28 January 1874 at Mullafarry, near Killala, co. Mayo, Ireland, the second of four children of Robert Lynn (d. 1923), an Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Katharine Wynne (d. 1915). By 1886 the family had moved to ...

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Maguire, Samuel [Sam] (1877–1927), Irish republican and promoter of Gaelic sports, was born on 11 March 1877 at Malabracca, Dunmanway, co. Cork, the third son and fourth of the eight children of John Maguire (1840–1908), farmer, and his wife, Jane, née Kingston (1851–1917)...

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Richardson, William (1740–1820), political activist and naturalist, was born probably at Castleroe, near Coleraine, co. Londonderry, the only son of Charles Richardson (d. 1743) and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Hercules Heyland of Coleraine. His father's family had, since 1729, been established on the nearby ...

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Steele, Thomas [called Honest Tom Steele] (1788–1848), political activist, was born at Derrymore, co. Clare, on 3 November 1788. He belonged to an old Somerset family which had settled in Ireland in the seventeenth century. His father, William Steele, who died while he was an infant, was the younger brother of ...