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 2012.
- Bielenberg, Christabel (1909-2003), anti-Nazi resister and writer
- Bielenberg, Peter (1911-2001), lawyer, anti-Nazi resister and farmer
- Browne, Dennis (1908-91), 10th marquess of Sligo, landowner and promoter of Irish tourism
Biography of the Day
Collisson, William Alexander Houston (1865–1920), clergyman and musician, was born 20 May 1865 in Dublin, son of William Houston Collison and Elizabeth O'Callaghan. Before graduating from TCD (Mus.D. 1890, BA 1897) he held positions as chorister and organist at several Church of Ireland parishes in Dublin. He organised popular concerts in London, Dublin, and Belfast. However, his main claim to fame is his association with Percy French (qv), with whom he collaborated on a light opera, ‘The knight...