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Thirty new entries added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

The Dictionary of Irish Biography has added thirty new entries to its corpus of nearly 11,000 entries. These include stage school founder Billie Barry (1927–2014); priest and historian Patrick Corish (1921–2013);...

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Grangegorman Lives: Eleonora Lilian Fleury

Monday, 24 May 2021

Our Grangegorman Lives series continues with Eleonora Lilian Fleury (1867 – 1960), Manchester native and medical doctor.

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Grangegorman Histories launches Grangegorman Lives

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Our new series will explore the lives of people who lived, worked, visited, travelled to and through Grangegorman. 

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Grangegorman lives: Francis Johnston

Friday, 30 April 2021

Our series Grangegorman lives begins with Francis Johnston, architect of a number of well-known buildings including the original 'Richmond Lunatic Asylum'

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Grangegorman lives: Billy in the Bowl

Friday, 30 April 2021

Our series Grangegorman lives continues with Billy in the Bowl a notorious beggar and robber who lived on the Northside of Dublin.

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Dictionary of Irish Biography now open access

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

First launched in 2009, the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has moved to an ‘open access’ model making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries freely available to all users for the first time at www....

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Lynn and Dunlevy: leading the fight against TB

Monday, 23 November 2020

In the final article of our three-part series on public health and infectious disease, we look at the development of ‘public health’ in Ireland, considering key figures in the area of tuberculosis eradication: Kathleen...

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Neville and Cameron: pioneers of life-saving sanitation

Monday, 16 November 2020

In the second of our three-part series on public health and infectious disease, we consider life-saving developments in sanitation in Dublin through the biographies of Parke Neville (1812–86), civil engineer,...

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Crawford and Stokes: key figures in combating yellow fever

Monday, 9 November 2020

In the first of a three-part series on public health and infectious disease, we introduce the biographies of doctor John Crawford (1746–1813) and bacteriologist Adrian Stokes (1887–1927), key figures in understanding...

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Black History Month: Phil Lynott

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

For Black History Month we revisit the life of Phil Lynott. Read how a boy from working class Dublin, who encountered hardship and difficulty in his life because of his ethnic heritage, became one of the world's...

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