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Republic to Republic DIB entry: Sheila Murphy

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: Mary Leadbeater

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, will today deliver a lecture 'The Shackleton sisters: Irish Quaker women c. 1750-1850' the fifth and final event in the current lunchtime series, 'Sisters', celebrating the lives and...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Republic to Republic DIB entry: Éamon de Valera

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Republic to Republic DIB entry: John J. Hearne

Monday, 15 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB and Century Ireland

Saturday, 13 April 2019

On the centenary of the Amritsar Massacre read the DIB entry on Sir Michael O'Dwyer who was Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in 1919, written by David Murphy.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB and revolutionary women: Charlotte Despard

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Kate O'Malley of the Dictionary of Irish Biography will be giving a talk on 'Irish Revolutionary Women and the Wider World' in Muckross House, Killarney on Friday 12 April. She will be looking at the later life of...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: Katherine Conolly

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

As part of the RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford this Wednesday presents her lecture 'Ties that endure – the lives and correspondence of three eighteenth-century sisters – Katherine Conolly, Jane...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entries of the day: Lollie and Lily Yeats

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Lucy Collins delivered her lecture '"Who will ever say again that poetry does not pay?": The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press ' at Academy House.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Margaret Ward today delivers her lecture ‘“A precious boon” in difficult times – Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and her sisters’ at Academy House. To accompany that...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

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 'Rosary Priest', by Deirdre Bryan and Maureen...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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