An Paorach ( Francis Hugh Power )

An Paorach ( Francis Hugh Power )

1879 – 1955 Francis Hugh Power was born on 27th of January 1879 in Plymouth, England. He was the eldest of 9 children. His father, William Power, a ships captain and later a customs officer, was from Cork, it is believed his mother, Julia Marian W...
Anita McMahon

Anita McMahon

[breadcrumb] Anita McMahon Anita McMahon was a journalist born in Cork. She worked in Fleet Street in London. She came to Achill in 1911 to learn Irish at the Scoil Acla Summer School where she befriended Mrs Weddall, Tomás Ó Raghallaigh and the o...
Charlie Barrett

Charlie Barrett

1887 – 1979 Charlie Barrett was born in Keel, Achill Island in 1887. He was one of seven children born to Michael Barrett and Bridget Lavelle. His grandfather Charlie Barrett had been evicted from his home in Dugort and he moved to Keel before the f...
Claude Chavasse

Claude Chavasse

[breadcrumb] Claude Chavasse 1886 - 1971   Claude Albert Chavasse was born in Oxford on the 2nd April 1885. His father was Albert Sydney Chavasse a Professor of Classics and a Fellow of University College Oxford. Claude seemed to have been...
Colm Ó Lochlainn

Colm Ó Lochlainn

[breadcrumb] Colm Ó Lochlainn 1892 – 1972 William Gerard O’Loughlin was born in Dublin on the 11th of October 1892. His father John O’Loughlin was a travelling sales representative for a printing company. His mother was a Delia (Bridget) Carr from L...
Darrell Figgis

Darrell Figgis

[breadcrumb] Darrell Figgis 1882 - 1925 Darrell Figgis was born in Rathmines, Dublin, but spent the first 10 years of his childhood in Calcutta in India where his father worked as an agent in the tea business. As a young man he worked in London...
Domhnall Ua Ríoghbhardáin

Domhnall Ua Ríoghbhardáin

[breadcrumb] Domhnall Ua Ríoghbhardáin 1888 – 1935 Domhnall Ua Ríoghbhardáin was born in Ballaghbehy, Co. Limerick on 16 August 1888. His parents were Denis Riordan and Mary Brosnahan. Domhnall graduated from De la Salle teacher training colle...
Emily Weddall

Emily Weddall

[breadcrumb] Emily Weddall 1867 – 1952 Emily Annabella Maynard Burke was born in Edenderry Co. Offaly. She was the third daughter of Minister William John Burke, Church of Ireland, and Emily McArthur from Ardglas Co Down. She attended school i...
Eva O'Flaherty

Eva O'Flaherty

[breadcrumb] Eva O'Flaherty Eva O'Flaherty grew up amid the Georgian splendour of Lisdonagh House, on the shores of Lough Hacket in Caherlistane, Co Galway but her home became the remote Achill Island. She was a very influential and well educated lady...
Tomás Ó’Raghallaigh

Tomás Ó’Raghallaigh

[breadcrumb] Tomás Ó’Raghallaigh 1883 - 1966   Tomás Ó’Raghallaigh was born in Moycullen Co.Galway on the 12th of May in 1883. His father was Seán Ó’Raghallaigh and his mother was Máire Ní Loideáin from Spiddal. They raised a large family...