Category: Famous Irish People

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The Irish Rebel Countess Markievicz

Quick Overview Born: February 4, 1868, Westminster, United Kingdom Died: July 15, 1927, Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital Spouse: Casimir Markievicz (m. 1900) Siblings: Eva Gore-Booth Battles and wars: Dublin Lock-out, Easter Rising, Irish War...

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Brian Boru High King Of Ireland

I came across this documentary and text about Brian Boru. This is a fascinating true story about the one true High King of Ireland. Anyone with an interest in Irish history and or Brian...

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Constance Markievicz – Poem By W.B. Yeats

Poet W. B. Yeats did not approve of Constance’s politics. However, he seems to have been awed by her determination and fortitude: ON A POLITICAL PRISONER She that but little patience knew From childhood...

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Constance Markievicz – Dáil Éireann Quotes

*The following text taken from Dáil includes much input from Constance and others including Michael Collins. It is and interesting debate. Sadly the later results of such debate turned to civil war, dividing comrades...

Irish Nobel Prize winners

Irish Nobel Prize winners

William Butler Yeats (Literature) 1923 George Bernard Shaw (Literature) 1925 Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (joint) (Physics) 1951 Samuel Beckett (Literature) 1969 Seán MacBride (Peace) 1974 Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams (Peace) 1976 John Hume...