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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 travelled to America,...
The 1718 emigration is one of the earliest known planned group migrations from Ireland. Migrants from the Bann valley founded towns in New England.
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.
The ragged trousered philanthropists, a seminal account of working class life, influenced the course of post-war Britain.
19 May is the 149th anniversary of the birth of John Wheatley (1869–1930), a Co. Waterford native and childhood emigrant to Scotland
Coinciding with the opening in the IFI of the narrative film The young Karl Marx we feature a prominent figure in the film, Mary Burns.
This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the German scholar and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx on 5 May 1818. At intervals throughout the month, we will feature articles from the Royal Irish Academy’s...
To celebrate the centenary of Valentin Iremonger's birth we are posting his entry in the Dictionary of Irish Biography by Bridget Hourican
We are commemorating the100th anniversary of Sheila Tinney's birth one of our first female Members on 15th January 2018.
Amongst the 57 new lives added to the DIB online in December 2017, our third batch of ‘Missing Persons’, you can read about the architect Hebert Simms (1898–1948), Theosophist and man of letters.