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Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (1861 - 1955)

Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (17 December 1861 – 16 January 1955) was one of the foremost Irish republican women of the twentieth century. A lifelong radical, Gobnait campaigned passionately fo...

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Charlotte Despard (French) (1844 - 1939)

Charlotte Despard (née French) (15 June 1844 – 10 November 1939) was an English-born, later Irish-based suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection ...

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Thomas Ashe MP (1885 - 1917)

Thomas Patrick Ashe Allegiance Irish Republican Brotherhood Irish Volunteers Years of service 1913–1917 Rank Battalion Commander Battles/wars Easter Rising Thomas Patrick Ash...

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Archibald Hamilton Rowan MP (1757 - 1834)

Archibald Hamilton Rowan (May 1, 1751 – November 1, 1834), christened Archibald Hamilton (sometimes referred to as Archibald Rowan Hamilton), was an Irish celebrity and a founding member of The ...

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Constance Georgine Markievicz MP (1868 - 1927)

Constance Markievicz Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz (Polish: Konstancja Markiewicz; née Gore-Booth; 4 February 1868 – 15 July 1927) was an Irish Sinn Féin and...

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George Brent (1899 - 1979)

George Brent (15 March 1899 – 26 May 1979) was an Irish film and television actor in American cinema. Early life He was born George Brendan Nolan in Raharabeg, County Roscommon on the ...

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Lord Edward FitzGerald MP (1763 - 1798)

Fitzgerald joined the British Army in 1779, he served on the staff of Lord Rawdon in the southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on...

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Eoin MacNeill (1867 - 1945)

Eoin MacNeill Eoin MacNeill and the Irish Volunteers MacNeill contributed directly to the Rising by establishing, arming and training the Irish Volunteers. Eoin MacNeill (1867-1945) was born of mid...

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Cathal Brugha (1874 - 1922)

Cathal Brugha Charles William St. John Burgess (18 July 1874 – 7 July 1922) was an Irish revolutionary and politician, active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence, and the Irish Civ...

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Éamon de Valera MP (1882 - 1975)

Irish nationalist of Irish and Spanish descent. Joined the IRB (Fenians) in 1913. Commanded Bollands Mills during the 1916 Easter Rising. Court-mashalled and sentenced to death, but repreived. Elected ...

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William Smith O'Brien (1803 - 1864)

William Smith O'Brien (Irish: Liam Mac Gabhann Ó Briain; 17 October 1803 – 18 June 1864) was an Irish Nationalist and Member of Parliament (MP) and leader of the Young Ireland movement....

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Robert Emmet (1778 - 1803)

Emmet was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1778. His father served as surgeon to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and to members of the British Royal Family on their visits to Ireland. Despite his privileged...

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Thomas Addis Emmet (1764 - 1827)

Thomas Addis Emmet (April 24, 1764 – November 14, 1827) was an Irish and American lawyer and politician. He was a senior member of the revolutionary republican group United Irishmen in the 179...

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Michael Collins MP (1890 - 1922)

Micheál Ó Coileáin Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the...

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Robert Erskine Childers (1870 - 1922)

Robert Erskine Childers DSC (25 June 1870 – 24 November 1922), universally known as Erskine Childers,( /ˈɜrskɨn ˈtʃɪldərz/) was the author of t...

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Jane Francesca "Speranza" Wilde (b. - 1896)

Jane Wilde, under the pseudonym "Speranza" (the Italian word for 'Hope'), wrote poetry for the revolutionary Young Irelanders in 1848 and was a life-long Irish nationalist. She read the Young Irelander...

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Brig. General Thomas Francis Meagher (USA) (1823 - 1867)

Thomas Francis Meagher Thomas Francis Meagher ( /ˈmɑrh/; August 3, 1823 – July 1, 1867) was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848. Af...

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Thomas Carlyle MP (1795 - 1881)

Thomas Carlyle was most famous in the Victorian era, when he was known for his dense, thoughtful books on history and philosophy. The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at E...

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John Mitchel (1815 - 1875)

John Mitchel (1815 - 1875) John Mitchel, described by Patrick Pearse as 'Ireland's greatest literary figure' was an Irish revolutionist, journalist and practicing lawyer who railed against the Englis...

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