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
Missionary and social worker with the British poor, especially children. Born Thomas John Barnardo in Dublin with a Prussian father. "Brought to Christ" in 1862. Arrived at 30 Coburn Street in 1866...
Person, Social Welfare, Children, Jack the Ripper suspects, Ireland
Painter. Born in Water Lane, Blackpool, Cork, Ireland. He studied in Italy and in 1782 he was appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy. Because of abusive remarks about his colleagues, ...
Person, Art, Ireland, Italy
Composer. Born Arnold Edward Trevor Bax in Heath Villa, Angles Road, Streatham. His music was influenced by the Celtic revival of literature and art, and the tone poem 'Tintagel' is one of his best...
Person, Music / songs, Ireland
Admiral and hydrographer (map making for sailors). Developed the Beaufort Scale (for winds) in 1805. Born Co. Meath, Ireland. He kept journals, written in code, and these reveal that, as a widow...
Person, Armed Forces, Science, Ireland
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Person, Philanthropy, Commerce
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