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The 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), novelist, essayist, and educationist is on 1st January 2018.
Marking the centenary of his birth, 3 November 1917, we post the Dictionary of Irish Biography entry on Conor Cruise O'Brien (d. 2008) by Frank Callanan.
To mark the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe on 25 September 1917 we have published online his biography from our project the Dictionary of Irish Biography.
A range of fascinating lives feature in the June 2017 update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography, which comprises those who died between the years 2010 and 2011.
John Patrick Prendergast, author of The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland (1863), supported the publication of Haliday's Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin (1882), and recorded details of Haliday's life for posterity.
"‘No ydle person or vaccabonde shall repayre or hawnte within the same shire … upon payne of hanging, onles he have juste cawse"*
Hope springs eternal, annually, in the oldest rugby championship in the world.
Read the DIB entry on William Mossop, and his son William, both engravers and designers of medals, by Daniel Beaumont and David Murphy, below.
The Haliday collection holds over 200 documents from the Guild of St. Anne; a selection are currently on display as part of the Library's exhibition 'Dublin Documents: highlights from Charles Haliday's manuscript...
Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in December 2016.