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Dictionary of Irish Biography

An authoritative reference work of nearly 11,000 lives for scholars of Irish history, society and culture.

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DIB online

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) is a project of the Royal Irish Academy. It tells the island’s life story through the biographies, at home and overseas, of prominent men and women born in Ireland, north and south, and the noteworthy Irish careers of those born outside Ireland. The chronological scope of the DIB extends from the earliest times to the twenty-first century. The DIB regularly publishes new entries on important figures who have died in recent times, and on ‘missing persons’: previously overlooked figures deserving fresh interest.

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DIB print volumes

All eleven volumes of the Dictionary of Irish Biography as well as other thematic DIB works can be ordered worldwide.

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Please write to the Managing Editor, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Or email dib@ria.ie. To submit suggestions for new entries or bring to our attention any issue with material published on the DIB please use the contact form on the dib.ie website.