05 December 2023
The latest in an ongoing series of Dictionary of Irish Biography blog posts.
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A new series of monthly blog posts drawing on the riches of the Dictionary of Irish Biography,
The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) is a research programme 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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