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The DIB on RTÉ – Fr Patrick Peyton

Thursday, 21 March 2019

An Esras Films documentary about Fr Patrick Peyton aired on RTE 1 on Thursday March 21 at 22:15. Dr Kate O'Malley of the DIB is a contributor. Read the DIB entry on the 'Roasry Priest', by Deirdre Bryan and Maureen...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Saint Patrick in the DIB

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

To celebrate St Patrick's day, we publish the DIB entry on Ireland's patron saint, by Cormac Bourke.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

Celebrating International Women's Day 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019

To mark International Women's Day we publish below one of our most recent entries by a woman, about a woman. Read about the fascinating life of one of Ireland's foremost writers Maeve Binchy (1939–2012), novelist and...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Thirty-nine new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Thirty-nine lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online in December 2018, our eighteenth online update.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Thirty-eight new lives just added to the DIB online.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online in June 2018, our seventeenth online update.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The tercentenary of the 1718 migration from Ulster – the Craighead family

Thursday, 28 June 2018

The 1718 emigration is one of the earliest known planned group migrations from Ireland. Migrants from the Bann valley founded towns in New England.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The tercentenary of the 1718 migration from Ulster – James McGregor

Monday, 18 June 2018

The 1718 emigration is one of the earliest known planned group migrations from Ireland. Migrants from the Bann valley founded towns in New England. Hundreds of people from the North of Ireland...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The tercentenary of the 1718 migration from Ulster

Friday, 8 June 2018

The 1718 emigration is one of the earliest known planned group migrations from Ireland. Migrants from the Bann valley founded towns in New England.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Irish United-man in Europe

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

On 29 May 1968 Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne and George Best (1946–2005) became the first Irishmen to win a European Champions Cup winners medal ... read the DIB entry on Shay Brennan, By Dr Jim Shanahan, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Karl Marx and the DIB: 'Robert Tressell'

Monday, 21 May 2018

The ragged trousered philanthropists, a seminal account of working class life, influenced the course of post-war Britain.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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