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Colum, Padraic

(Encyclopedia) Colum, Padraic pä´drĭk kŏl´əm [key], 1881–1972, Irish-American author, b. Longford, Ireland. He was active in the Irish literary renaissance and helped to found…

O'Brien, Fitz-James

(Encyclopedia) O'Brien, Fitz-James, 1828?–1862, Irish-American author and journalist, b. Ireland. He settled in New York in 1852. He is remembered for two of his short stories…

McCormack, John

(Encyclopedia) McCormack, John, 1884–1945, Irish-American tenor, b. Athlone, Ireland. He made his debut in London in 1907. In 1909, Oscar Hammerstein brought him to the United States.…

Emmet, Thomas Addis

(Encyclopedia) Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1764–1827, Irish-American lawyer, b. Cork, Ireland, grad. Trinity College, Dublin, 1782; brother of Robert Emmet. He was trained in medicine at the…

Molly Maguires

(Encyclopedia) Molly Maguires məgwī´ərz [key], secret organization of Irish-Americans in the coal-mining districts of Pennsylvania. Its name came from a woman who led an extralegal,…

McCourt, Frank

(Encyclopedia) McCourt, Frank, 1930–2009, Irish-American memoirist, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. When McCourt was four his immigrant family returned to Ireland. He dropped out of school at 13 and…

hurling

(Encyclopedia) hurling, outdoor ball and stick game similar to field hockey (see hockey, field ). The national pastime of Ireland, it was played for many centuries before the…

Mitchel, John

(Encyclopedia) Mitchel, John, 1815–75, Irish revolutionist and journalist. A practicing lawyer, Mitchel contributed articles to the Nation (Dublin) and the United Irishman…

Donleavy, J. P.

(Encyclopedia) Donleavy, J. P. (James Patrick Donleavy), 1926–2017, Irish-American novelist, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., studied Trinity College, Dublin. The son of Irish expatriates, he lived…

Devoy, John

(Encyclopedia) Devoy, John dĭvoi´ [key], 1842–1928, Irish-American journalist and Irish revolutionary, b. Ireland. He joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood (see Fenian movement…