Churchill's chief military advisor in WW2. Born (and brought up) in France as Alan Brooke into the Irish aristocracy. Entered the army aged 18 and served in Ireland and India and then in WW1, in ...
Person, Armed Forces, France, India, Ireland
Randal William MacDonnell, 6th Earl. He had no sons so King George III recreated the Earlship (resetting the numbering) so that his daughters could inherit and pass on the title until a male heir ...
Person, Politics & Administration, Ireland
Born Dublin, of English parents. Died Madrid.
Person, Art, Ireland, Spain
Musical composer. Born Dublin (in a street which is now named after him). Wrote English-language operas the most successful being 'The Bohemian Girl'. In 1864 moved from Seymour Street to Hertfo...
Person, Music / songs, Ireland
MP, Chairman of GLC in October 1985 - 86 when it was abolished by Mrs Thatcher. Born Belfast (although he does not appear to have any Irish connections). Died while visiting Florida.
Person, Politics & Administration, Ireland, USA
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Born: 15/10/1895, 123 years ago
Person, Armed Forces, France
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