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Grangegorman Lives: Patrick Thomas Daly

02 December 2023

The next addition to our Grangegorman Lives series is Patrick Thomas Daly, born on this day (2 December) in 1870, trade unionist and republican.

Patrick Thomas Daly (1870 - 1943) was a Dublin born trade unionist and republican. After holding an apprenticeship as a compositor, Daly went on to work in the printing industry, starting with the Irish Daily Independent. A supporter of the Irish republican movement, Daly was sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood by 1897. Continuing to build his influence in Dublin labour and municipal politics, Daly was appointed chairman of the Grangegorman Mental Hospital Committee in 1915. Daly would maintain this position for nearly three decades, until his death in 1943.

Read more about Patrick Thomas Daly's life in our Dictionary of Irish Biography. 

Grangegorman Lives is a series of biographies of people whose lives influenced or were influenced by Grangegorman. The biographies are all sourced from Ireland’s Dictionary of Irish Biography: Ireland’s national biographical dictionary. Devised, researched, written and edited under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy, its online edition is freely available at

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