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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 2013.
- Abraham, William (18401915), nationalist MP
- Archdeacon, Matthew (17981853), writer and schoolmaster
- Beirne, Bryan Patrick (191898), entomologist and pest-control expert
Biography of the Day
Anderson, Mark Louden (1895–1961), forester, was born 16 April 1895, son of the Rev. J. C. Anderson and Jeanie Anderson (née Boyd), of Kinneff, Scotland. His university career was interrupted by service in the British army (1914–19), where he won an MC (1918); but he graduated from Edinburgh University with a B.Sc. (1919), and was awarded a D.Sc. (1924). He was a research officer with the Forestry Commission in Britain (1919–31), and appears also to have worked in forestry in Ireland in 1926–8. ...