Welcome to the Dictionary of Irish Biography
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
The following lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography Online in December 2015.
- Bennis, Elizabeth (Eliza) (1725–1802), methodist activist and diarist
- Bibby, Father Albert (1877–1925), Capuchin priest and republican
- Boyd, Robert (1805–31), soldier and revolutionary
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Hamilton, Eva Henrietta (1876–1960) and Laetitia Marion (‘May’) (1878–1964), painters, were the eldest and second daughters respectively among eight surviving children of Charles Robert Hamilton (1846–1913), landowner and JP for Co. Meath, and his wife Louisa Caroline, eldest daughter of Francis Richard Brooke of Summerton, Co. Dublin and Coolgreany, Co. Wexford. Both were educated at Alexandra College, Dublin, and their early family life fostered an interest in art; they would have been familia...