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Notable Sligonians

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Notable Sligonians

Posted: 9 Feb 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 11:38AM GMT
Surnames: O'Higgins, Cochran, Benson, Colum, Corcoran, Gore-Booth, Henn, MacDermot, MacMunn, Milmo, O'Conor, O'Gara, O'Hara, O'Huiginn, Phillips, Stokes, Taaffe, O'Dowd, O'Gadhra
Some notable individuals born in Co. Sligo, Ireland:

1. Sir John Benson (1812-1874), architect of international repute.
2. William Bourke Cochran (1854-1923), US orator and statesman; have seen his name appear also has Cockran.
3. Mary Colum (1884-1957), literary critic and author.
4. General Michael Corcoran (1827-1863), US Civil War hero.
5. Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926), poetess and pioneer suffragette.
6. Dr. Thomas Henn (1901-74), Fellow of St. Catherine's Cambridge and Yeats scholar.
7. Hugh Hyacinth MacDermot (1834-1904), Victorian Attorney-General for Ireland.
8. Dr. Charles A. MacMunn (1852-1911), physician and scientist.
9. Don Patricio Milmo (1824-1899), Mexican millionaire.
10. Charles O'Conor (1710-1791), scholar and historian.
11. Fergal O'Gara (1599-1650), patron of the Four Masters.
12. Bernard and Michael O'Gara, Archbishops of Tuam in the 18th century.
13. Gaelic poet, Sean O'Gadhra (1650-1720) of Cnoc Teamhair, Co. Sligo, a kinsman of the O'Gara Coolavin family.
14. Kean O'Hara (1712-1782), burlesque writer born in Templehouse, also gifted artist, died in Dublin.
15. Anthony Maria O'Hara (1751-1820), Russian diplomat, grandson of Roderick of Ballyhara, he quickly rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Regiment of Belloserky in the service of the Empress of Russia. He was a Knight of the Order of Malta and of the Imperial Order of St. Vladimir.
16. Ambrose O'Higgins (1720-180l), Governor of Chile and Viceroy of Peru.
17. Tadhg Dall O'Huiginn (1550-1591), bardic poet.
18. Charles Phillips (1786-1859), noted orator, lawyer and writer.
19. Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903), mathematician and scientist.
20. Count Nicholas Taaffe (1677-1769), Baron of Ballymote and Chamberlain to the Emperor of Austria.
21. Countess Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz (1868-1927), sister of Eva Gore-Booth above, "rebel and Irish patriot; have seen her name spelled Markievicz.
22. John O'Dowd, from 1900 until 1918 Nationalist Member of Parliament for Sligo and chairman of Sligo Co. Council for a number of years, also noted ballad writer and contributor to the "Sligo Champion" and T.D. Sullivan's "Weekly News." Gills of Dublin published a collection of his poems in 1888, "Lays of South Sligo."
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jeanrice 9 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Paul Burns 11 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
jeanrice 11 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Michael Tobin 11 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
John Dowd 17 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
mpdavieau 24 Feb 2002 5:14PM GMT 
John Dowd 18 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
kjbeirne 18 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
YVONNE AIREY 7 Oct 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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