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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

Karl Marx and the DIB: John Wheatley

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

19 May is the 149th anniversary of the birth of John Wheatley (1869–1930), a Co. Waterford native and childhood emigrant to Scotland

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Karl Marx and the DIB: Mary Burns

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

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.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Karl Marx and the DIB

Thursday, 3 May 2018

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...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Valentin Iremonger, Irish poet and diplomat

Monday, 19 February 2018

To celebrate the centenary of Valentin Iremonger's birth we are posting his entry in the Dictionary of Irish Biography by Bridget Hourican

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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