Alan Glynn Alan Glynn is an Irish writer born in 1960 in Dublin.
Alex Barclay Eve "Alex" Barclay (born Dublin, Ireland in 1974) is an Irish crime writer.
Alex Hijmans Alex Hijmans is a multingual journalist and author.
Alexander Baburin Alexander Baburin (also Alex or Alexandar Baburin, known as Sasha to close friends, born February 19, 1967 in Nizhny Novgorod, then known as Gorky) is a Russian-Irish International Grandmaster o...
Alfred Perceval Graves Alfred Perceval Graves (22 July 1846 – 27 December 1931), was an Anglo-Irish poet, songwriter, and school inspector (HMI).
Alice Furlong Alice Furlong (26 November 1866–1946) was an Irish writer, poet and political activist who also worked on Irish publications with Douglas Hyde (later President of Ireland).
Alice Milligan Alice Milligan (1865–1953) was an Irish nationalist poet and writer, active in the Gaelic League.
Allan Mullen Allan Mullen, M.D., was one of the most eminent Irish anatomists.
Alphie McCourt Alphonsus Joseph "Alphie" McCourt (born 29 July 1940) is an Irish-American writer.
Anne Chambers (author) Anne Chambers is an Irish biographer, novelist and screenplay writer who lives and works in Dublin, best known for her biography of the 16th-century Irish Pirate Queen, Gráinne O'Malley.
Anne Downie Anne Downie is a Scottish actress and writer.
Anne Enright Anne Enright FRSL (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish author.
Anthony C. West Cathcart Anthony Muir West (1910–1988), who wrote under the name of Anthony C. West, was an Irish writer of novels, short stories, poems, and essays.
Aodh Buidhe Mac an Bhaird Aodh Buidhe Mac an Bhaird, O.F.M. (aka Aedh Buidh Mac an Bhaird or Hugh Ward; c.1593 – 8 November 1635), was an Irish Franciscan friar who was a noted poet, historian and hagiographer.
Aodh De Blácam Aodh De Blácam was an Irish journalist, writer and editor.
Brendan Muldowney Brendan Muldowney is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Ireland (The National Film School).
Brendan Simms Brendan Peter Simms, Ph.D is an Irish historian and Professor of the History of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Brian Behan Brian Behan (10 November 1926 – 2 November 2002) was an Irish writer, public speaker and trade unionist.
Brian Coffey Brian Coffey (8 June 1905 – 14 April 1995) was an Irish poet and publisher.
Celia de Fréine Celia de Fréine is a poet, playwright, screenwriter and librettist who writes in Irish and English.
Celine Kiernan Celine Kiernan is an Irish author of fantasy novels for young adults.
Cellanus Cellanus (fl. ca. 675-706) was the abbot of Péronne in Picardy.
Cenn Fáelad mac Ailella Cenn Fáelad mac Ailella (alias Cennfaeladh) (died 679) was an Irish scholar renowned for having his memory markedly improve and possibly becoming eidetic after suffering a head wound in battle.
Chaim Yitzchok Cohen Chaim Yitzchok Cohen (born 1952) is a teacher, writer, and religious leader who is active in UK and whose writings are featured regularly in publications internationally, including Beis Moshia...
Charles Anderson Read Charles Anderson Read (born 1841, Sligo, Ireland; d.1878, Surrey, England) was an Irish journalist, novelist and anthologist.
Charles Cameron (physician) Sir Charles Alexander Cameron, CB (1830 – 27 February 1921) was an Irish physician, chemist and writer prominent in the adoption of medical hygiene.
Charles Coffey Charles Coffey (died 1745) was an Irish playwright and composer.
Charles Dod Charles Roger Phipps Dod (or Dodd) (1793–1855) was an Irish journalist and writer, known for his reference works including the Parliamentary Companion.
Charles Henry Mackintosh Charles Henry Mackintosh (October 1820 – 2 November 1896) was a nineteenth-century Christian preacher, dispensationalist, writer of Bible commentaries, magazine editor and member of the Plymouth...
Charles O'Conor (historian) Charles O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1 January 1710 – 1 July 1791), also known as Charles O'Conor of Belanagare, was an Irish writer and antiquarian who was enormously influential as a protagonis...
Charles O'Kelly Charles O’Kelly (1621–1695) was an Irish soldier and writer.
Charles Teeling Charles Hamilton Teeling (1778–1850) was an Irish journalist and writer from Lisburn, County Antrim, Ulster.
Charlotte Brooke (writer) Charlotte Brooke,, born in Rantavan, County Cavan, Ireland, was the author of' Reliques of Irish Poetry,' and was one of twenty-two children Henry Brooke had, the author of 'GustavusVasa,' a...
Charlotte Nooth Charlotte Nooth was an Irish poet who published her works in the early 19th century.
Colman nepos Cracavist Colman (floruit c.800), called nepos Cracavist ("grandson of Cracavist"), was a Hiberno-Latin author associated with the Carolingian Renaissance.
Columbanus Columbanus (Columbán, 543 – 21 November 615) was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries on the European continent from around 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kingdoms, ...
Conor Cruise O'Brien Conor Cruise O'Brien (Conchúr Crús Ó Briain) (3 November 1917 – 18 December 2008) often nicknamed "The Cruiser", was an Irish politician, writer, historian and academic.
Conor Kostick Conor Kostick is an historian and writer living in Dublin.
Cyril Fagan Cyril Fagan (born Dublin, Ireland, May 22, 1896, died Tucson, Arizona, United States, January 5, 1970) was an astrologer, who argued for the use of sidereal astrology in the west and establishe...
Cú Chuimne Cú Chuimne (died 747) was a monk of Iona.
Daibhidh Ó Duibhgheannáin Dáibhídh Ó Duibhgeannáin (fl. 1651, d.1696) Dáibhídh mac Matthew Glas Ó Duibhgeannáin, or Dáibhídh Bacach ("lame David") as he sometimes called himself, was an active scribe, compiler and poet b...
Daisy Burke Elizabeth Mary Margaret Burke Plunkett Fingall, known as Daisy Burke, (1865–1944) was an Irish writer and Countess of Fingall.
Damon Matthew Wise Damon Matthew Wise (born 3 October 1969) is the founder of the Aspie movement, is an Irish journalist, and an advocate for Asperger syndrome and related disorders at the Irish Council for Aspies...
Daniel Webb (writer) Daniel Webb (1718/9 – 2 August 1798) was an Irish writer on aesthetics whose works enjoyed a considerable vogue for a time.
Darragh MacAnthony Darragh MacAnthony (born 24 March 1976) is a Dublin-born football chairman, author and entrepreneur.
Darrell Figgis Darrell Edmund Figgis (Darghal Figes; 17 September 1882 – 27 October 1925) was an Irish writer, Sinn Féin activist and independent parliamentarian in the Irish Free State.
David Gleeson David Gleeson (born in Limerick) is an Irish film director and writer.
David H. Greene David Herbert Greene (November 4, 1913 – July 9, 2008) was an author and professor at Harvard University, Boston University, The College of New Rochelle, the U.S. Naval Academy and New Yor...
David Kenny David Kenny is a journalist, best-selling author and broadcaster living in Dublin, Ireland.
David Marcus David Marcus (b. 1924 in County Cork, d. 9 May 2009) was an Irish Jewish editor and writer who was a lifelong advocate and editor of Irish fiction.
David Murphy (Irish writer) David Murphy (Irish writer) is the author of several books including one short story collection LOST NOTES (Dublin 2004), the title story of which won the inaugural Maurice Walsh Award for short...
David O'Keeffe David O'Keeffe is Emeritus Professor of European Law in the University of London and a part time European administrative law judge.
David O'Keeffe (legal academic) David O'Keeffe is Emeritus Professor of European Law in the University of London and a part-time European administrative law judge. He is Of Counsel on EU Affairs at the international law firm Salans.
Diarmaid the Just Saint Diarmaid the Just (also known as Diermit, Dhiarmuit, Dermod, Diermedus, Diermetus, Diermitius, Diermitius) was a Catholic abbot of Inis Clothrann (Inchcleraun), Lough Ree, County Longford ...
Diarmuid Whelan Dr. Diarmuid Whelan was an Irish academic in the history department of UCC. Born in Cork, he studied at Christian Brothers College, Cork and UCC. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Conor Cruise O'Brien.
Dick Warner Dick Warner is an Irish environmentalist, writer and broadcaster.
Dicuil Dicuil was an Irish monk and geographer, born in the second half of the 8th century.
Eugene O'Growney Eugene O'Growney (Irish: Eoghan Ó Gramhnaigh) (born 25 August 1863 at Ballyfallon, Athboy, County Meath d. 18 October 1899 in Los Angeles, California), was an Irish priest and scholar, and a key...
Ewart Milne Ewart Milne (25 May 1903 – 14 January 1987) was an Irish poet who described himself on various book jackets as "a sailor before the mast, ambulance driver and courier during the Spanish Civil Wa...
Eyles Irwin Eyles Irwin (1751–1817), was an Irish poet and writer.
F. E. Higgins F.E. Higgins is the pen name of Irish writer Fiona Higgins.
F. Elrington Ball Francis Elrington Ball, known as F. Elrington Ball (1863–1928), was an Irish author and legal historian, best known for his work The Judges in Ireland 1221–1921 (1926).
F. S. L. Lyons Francis Stewart Leland Lyons (1923–1983) was one of Ireland's premier historians.
F. X. Martin Francis Xavier "F.X." Martin, OSA (Irish: Proinsias Xavier Ó Máirtín; 1922 – 13 February 2000) was an Irish cleric, historian and activist.
Fintan O'Toole Fintan O'Toole (born 1958) is a columnist, literary editor, and drama critic for The Irish Times.
Florence MacCarthy Finnian or Fínghin mac Donnchadh Mac Cárthaigh (1560–1640), known to the English as Florence MacCarthy, was an Irish prince of the late 16th century and the last credible claimant to...
Frances Greville Frances Greville née Macartney (c 1724 – 1789) was an Irish poet and celebrity in Georgian England.
Frances Sheridan Frances Sheridan (née Chamberlaine) (1724 – 26 September 1766) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and playwright.
Francis Clere Hitchcock Colonel Francis Clere Hitchcock MC (1896 - 1962) wrote Stand To—A Diary of the Trenches 1915-1918 about the activities of the second Leinster Regiment of the British Army in World War I.
Francis Dobbs Francis Dobbs (1750–1811) was an Irish barrister, politician and writer on political, religious and historical topics.
Francis Gentleman Francis Gentleman was an Irish actor, poet, and dramatic writer of 18th century.
Francis Harold Francis Harold, O.F.M. (died 18 March 1685), was an Irish Franciscan and historical writer.
Francis McKee Francis McKee (born 1960) is an Irish writer and curator working in Glasgow.
Francis O'Molloy Froinsias Ó Maolmhuaidh (aka Francis Molloy), Franciscan monk, theologian and grammarian, author of the first published Irish grammar of Irish in Latin, c.1606-1677.
Francis Orpen Morris Reverend Francis Orpen Morris (25 March 1810 near Cork – 10 February 1893) was an Irish clergyman, notable as "parson-naturalist" (ornithologist and entomologist) and as the author of many child...
Francis Porter Francis Porter, O.F.M., was a Professor, lecturer, and President, of the Irish College of St Isidore's, Rome.
Frank Deasy Frank Deasy (19 May 1959 – 17 September 2009) was an Irish screenwriter.
Frank Delaney Frank Delaney (born 24 October 1942) is an Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster.
Frank McCourt Francis "Frank" McCourt (August 19, 1930July 19, 2009) was an Irish-American teacher and writer best known for Angela's Ashes, a tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.
Frank McDonald Frank McDonald is the Environment Editor of The Irish Times.
Frank McGuinness Professor Frank McGuinness (born 29 July 1953) is an Irish playwright and poet.
Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor (born Michael Francis O'Connor O'Donovan) (17 September 1903 – 10 March 1966) was an Irish writer of over 150 works, best known for his short stories and memoirs.
Froinsias Ó Maolmhuaidh Froinsias Ó Maolmhuaidh (aka Francis Molloy), Franciscan monk, theologian and grammarian, author of the first published Irish grammar of Irish in Latin, c.1606-1677.
Gabriel Duffy Gabriel Patrick Duffy (1942–2008) was an author and philosopher born in Dublin, Ireland, and is best known for his autobiography, Sham to Rock.
Garbhan Downey Garbhan Downey (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist and editor from Derry, Northern Ireland.
George Berkeley George Berkeley (12 March 168514 January 1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne), was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory h...
George Egerton Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright, better known by her pen name George Egerton, was a "New Woman" writer and feminist.
George Fletcher Moore George Fletcher Moore (10 December 1798 – 30 December 1886) was a prominent early settler in colonial Western Australia, and "one of The key figures in early Western Australia's ruling elite" ...
Gerard Gillen Dr. Gerard Gillen is Professor Emeritus in Music at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, having retired from the position of Professor and Head of the Music Department of that universit...
Gerard Mannix Flynn Gerard Mannix Flynn, sometimes written only as Mannix Flynn, is an Irish writer, playwright, actor and politician.
Gerard Stembridge Gerard "Gerry" Stembridge (b. 1958, County Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish writer, director and actor.
Henry Joseph Monck Mason Henry Joseph Monk Mason (15 July 1778–14 April 1858) was an Irish writer who, although not a native speaker, specialised in Irish-language activities.
Henry McDonald (writer) Henry McDonald is a writer and is the Irish editor for The Observer, the sister paper of The Guardian.
Hibernicus exul Hibernicus exul (fl. 8th century) was anonymous Irish Latin poet, grammarian, and dialectician.
Hubert Butler Hubert Marshal Butler (2 October 1900 – 5 January 1991) was an Irish essayist who wrote on a wide range of topics, from local history and archaeology to the political and religious affairs...
Hugh Maxton Hugh Maxton, alias W.J. McCormack, is an Irish poet and academic, born in 1947.
Hugh McFadden Hugh McFadden is an Irish poet, literary editor, executor and freelance journalist.
Hugh O'Shaughnessy Hugh O'Shaughnessy is an Irish journalist who has worked for over 40 years for major British newspapers including The Observer, The Independent, the Financial Times and most frequent...
Hugh Reily Hugh Reily, also known as Hugh Reilly or Hugh O’Reilly (c.1630 – 1695) was M.P. for Cavan Borough in the Patriot Parliament of 1689 and a famous political author.
Ian Gibson (author) Ian Gibson is an Irish author and Hispanist known for his biographies of Antonio Machado, Salvador Dalí, Henry Spencer Ashbee, and particularly his work on Federico García Lorca, for which he won several awards, including the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography.
Irish Writers' Union The Irish Writers' Union (IWU) is an organisation devoted to furthering the professional interests and needs of writers in various media in Ireland.
Irish Writers’ Union The Irish Writers’ Union (IWU) is an organization devoted to furthering the professional interests and needs of writers in various media in Ireland.
Isaac Bickerstaffe Isaac Bickerstaffe or Bickerstaff (26 September 1733 – 1812?) was an Irish playwright and Librettist.
Isaac Weld Isaac Weld (1774–1856) (JP, FGSD, MRIA) was an Irish topographical writer, explorer, and artist.
Isabella Valancy Crawford Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian writer and poet.
J. B. Lyons John Benignus Lyons, better known as J. B. Lyons and widely known as Jack Lyons, was an Irish medical historian, writer, physician and professor of medicial history.
J.P. Rodgers J.P. Rodgers, Irish writer, born Tuam, County Galway, c. 1943/1944.
Jack Stanley Gibson Dr Jack Stanley Gibson was an Irish surgeon remembered for having advocated the use of hypnosis as an alternative to anaesthetics, not only through his surgical practice, but also through popular phonograph records, books, and videotapes.
James Cousins James Henry Cousins (22 July 1873 – 20 February 1956) was an Irish writer, playwright, actor, critic, editor, teacher and poet.
James Francis Hogan James Francis Hogan MP was an Irish history professor at University College Cork, author and Member of Parliament for Mid Tipperary between 1893–1900.
James Hardiman James Hardiman (1782–1855), also known as Séamus Ó hArgadáin, was a librarian at Queen's College, Galway.
James Henry (poet) James Henry (13 December 1798 - 14 July 1876) was an Irish classical scholar and poet.
James Herbert Brennan J. H. "Herbie" Brennan (born Ireland, 5 July 1940) is a lecturer and the author of over 100 fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children.
James Joseph Callanan James Joseph Callanan, Irish poet, was born in Cork city in 1795, died 19 September 1829 at the Hospital of San Jose, Lisbon, Portugal.
James Lawless James Lawless is an Irish novelist, short story writer and poet who was born in the Liberties of Dublin.
James Patrick Broderick Rev. James Patrick Broderick (26 July 1891, Kingsland, Athenry - 26 August 1973), was an Irish Jesuit and writer.
James Patrick Mahon Charles James Patrick Mahon, known as the O'Gorman Mahon or James Patrick Mahon (17 March 1800 - 15 June 1891) was an Irish nationalist journalist, barrister, parliamentarian and in...
James Smith (delegate) James Smith (September 17, 1719 – July 11, 1806), was a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania.
Jason Ruddy Jason Ruddy is an artist, illustrator and writer from London United Kingdom and now lives and works in Buckinghamshire.
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley is an Irish actress and writer, remembered for her collaborations in British film and television.
Jenny McCudden Jenny McCudden is an Irish journalist, newspaper editor, author and television producer.
Jerome Alley Rev. Jerome Alley was an Irish poet and author.
Jerrard Tickell Edward Jerrard Tickell (1905–1966) was an Irish writer, known for his novels and World War II historical books.
Jessie Louisa Rickard Jessie Louisa Rickard, also known as Mrs Victor Rickard (1876–1963), was an Irish literary novelist.
Jim Dougal James "Jim" Dougal (19 March 1945 – 15 October 2010) was a Northern Irish journalist, writer and broadcaster who had worked, from 1969 until shortly before his death for RTÉ, UTV and the BBC.
Jim Phelan (Irish writer) James Leo Phelan (1895–1966) was an Irish tramp who wrote several books on tramp life and prison life.
Joe McStravick Joe McStravick is a Film Director, a Multimedia Director and a Photographer.
Johannes Scotus Eriugena Johannes Scotus Eriugena (c. 815 – c. 877) was an Irish theologian, Neoplatonist philosopher, and poet. He wrote a number of works, but is best known today, and had most influence in subsequent cen...
John "Pondoro" Taylor John Howard "Pondoro" Taylor (1904–1969) was a big-game hunter and ivory poacher of Irish descent.
John Carpenter (archbishop of Dublin) John Carpenter (died 29 October 1786), (in Irish Gaelic Seán Mac an tSaor or Seán Maca tSaoir) served as the Roman Catholic archbishop of Dublin from 1729 until death in 1786.
John D. Sheridan John Desmond Sheridan was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and humourist.
John Daly (Fenian) John Daly (18 October 1845 – 30 June 1916), was an Irish revolutionary, and a leading member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
John Derricke John Derricke (fl. 1578–1581) was the author and artist of The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne, a 1581 book describing the Irish campaigns of Lord Deputy Henry Sidney.
John Duncan Craig John Duncan Craig (23 September 1830 – 10 October 1909) was an Irish poet, writer and Church of Ireland clergyman who was also an authority on the language and literature of Provence.
John Edward Walsh John Edward Walsh PC, QC (12 November 1816 – 20 October 1869) was an Irish lawyer and Conservative politician.
John F. Deane John F. Deane (born 1943 on Achill Island) is an Irish poet and novelist.
John Fergus (scholar) Dr. John Fergus (c.1700 – c.1761) was a scribe, and book collector, as well as a member of the Ó Neachtáin literary circle in early 18th century Dublin.
John Godley, 3rd Baron Kilbracken John Raymond Godley, 3rd Baron Kilbracken, DSC was a British-born, later Irish-resident peer, wartime naval pilot, journalist, author and farmer. He was the son of the 2nd Baron Kilbracken; his grandfather, Arthur Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, was William Ewart Gladstone's private secretary.
John Henry Patterson (author) Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, DSO, known as J.H. Patterson, was a British soldier, hunter, author and Zionist, best known for his book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, which details his experiences while building a railway bridge over the Tsavo river in Kenya in 1898–99.
John Houling John Houling (1539?-1599), was an Irish Jesuit.
John MacHale John MacHale (Seán Mac Héil; 6 March 1791 in Tubbernavine, Co. Mayo, Ireland – 7 November 1881 in Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland) was the Irish Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam, and Irish Nationalist.
John Macrory Magrath John Macrory Magrath, also known by his Gaelic name Seán mac Ruaidhri Mac Craith (fl.
John McDonagh John McDonagh was an Irish film director, playwright, and a participant in the 1916 Easter Rising.
John Millington Synge Edmund John Millington Synge (16 April 1871 – 24 March 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore.
John Ross Browne John Ross Browne (February 11, 1821 in Beggars Bush (Dublin), Ireland – December 9, 1875 in Oakland, California), often called J. Ross Browne, date of birth sometimes given as 1817, was an...
Kevin McClory Kevin O'Donovan McClory (8 June 1926 – 20 November 2006) was an Irish screenwriter, producer, and director.
Kevin Power Kevin Power (born 19 August 1981) is an Irish writer and academic.
Kevin Rafter Kevin Rafter is an Irish journalist and academic.
Kevin Rockett Kevin Rockett, PhD is an Irish film historian, writer and scholar, considered authoritative on the emergence and growth of scholarship on the history of Irish cinema.
Kieron Connolly Kieron Connolly, Irish novelist, (born March 14th, 1961), his novels 'Water Sign', 'There is a House' and 'Harold' have dealt with subjects as diverse as romance, bereavement and addiction.
Kirsten Sheridan Kirsten Sheridan (born July 14, 1976) is an Irish film director and screenwriter.
Lafcadio Hearn Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japan...
Laurence Dermott Laurence Dermott (1720 – June 1791) was born in Ireland and became a Freemason in 1741.
Laurence Sterne Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman.
Lee Dunne Lee Dunne is an Irish author, best known for his novel "Goodbye to the Hill" set in the Mountpleasant Buildings in the Hill Area, Ranelagh.
Leland Bardwell Leland Bardwell (born 1922) is an Irish poet, novelist and playwright.
Leon Ó Broin Leon Ó Broin (10 November 1902 – 26 February 1990) was an Irish Civil Servant, writer and playwright, who wrote many plays, stories and historical works in both English and Irish.
Leonard Wibberley Leonard Patrick O'Connor Wibberley: a prolific and versatile Irish-born author who spent most of his life in the United States. Wibberley published, under his name and also three pen-names, over one hundred books.
Manchán of Min Droichit Manchán of Min Droichit (aka Manchéne, Manchianus; died c. 652) was an Irish scholar and Abbot.
Mannix Joyce Mannix Joyce was an Irish local historian and writer, known particularly for his publications on County Limerick.
Margaretta D'Arcy Margaretta Ruth D'Arcy (born 1934), an Irish actress, writer, playwright, and peace-activist.
Marianus Scotus Marianus Scotus (1028–1082 or 1083), was an Irish monk and chronicler (who must be distinguished from his namesake Marianus Scotus, d. 1088, abbot of St Peter's, Regensburg), was an Irishm...
Marianus Scotus of Mainz Marianus Scotus (1028–1082 or 1083), was an Irish monk and chronicler (who must be distinguished from his namesake Marianus Scotus, d. 1088, abbot of St Peter's, Regensburg), was an Irishm...
Mary Bonaventure Browne Mother Mary Bonaventure Browne, Poor Clare and Irish historian, born after 1610, died after 1670.
Mary Carbery Mary Carbery (1867-1949), pen name and married name of Mary Vanessa Toulmin, who married first Algernon, 9th Baron Carbery of Castle Freke, County Cork, Ireland and second Professor Arthur Welle...
Matthias Bodkin Matthias Bodkin aka Matthias McDonnell Bodkin, Jesuit priest and author, 26 June 1896 – 2 November 1973.
Matthias McDonnell Bodkin Matthias McDonnell Bodkin was an Irish nationalist politician and MP. in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Anti-Parnellite representative for North Roscommon, 1892–95, a noted author, journalist and newspaper editor, and barrister, King's Counsel and...
Maureen Donovan O'Sullivan Mary Josephine Donovan O'Sullivan was Professor of History at Queens College, Galway now National University of Ireland, Galway from 1914 to 1957.
Maureen Shay Maureen Shay is a scholar and lecturer of English literature at the University of California, Los Angeles Shay received her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she w...
Maurice Collis Maurice Stewart Collis (10 January 1889 – 12 January 1973) was an administrator in Burma (Myanmar) when it was part of the British Empire, and afterwards a writer on Southeast Asia, China and ot...
Maurice George Moore Colonel Maurice George Moore CB (10 August 1854 – 8 September 1939) was an Irish author, soldier and politician.
Maurice Gerard Moynihan Maurice Gerard Moynihan (December, 1902 – August 21, 1999) was a senior Irish civil servant, co-drafter of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland, Secretary of the Government of the Irish Free S...
Maurice Healy (writer) Maurice F. Healy (1887–1943) was an Irish lawyer and author, who is best remembered for his legal memoir The Old Munster Circuit.
Maurice Leitch Maurice Leitch (born 5 July 1933) is a renowned author, born in Northern Ireland.
Maurice Moynihan Maurice Gerard Moynihan (December, 1902 – August 21, 1999) was a senior Irish civil servant, co-drafter of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland, Secretary of the Government of the Irish Free S...
Melesina Trench Melesina Trench (née Chenevix, previously St George; 22 March 176827 May 1827) was an Irish writer, poet and diarist.
Michael John Brenan Michael John Brenan, O.M.C., was an Irish Roman Catholic priest and a scholar of Church history, who gained notoriety through his temporary apostasy from the Catholic Church to the Church of Ireland.
Michael McElhatton Michael McElhatton is an Irish actor and writer best known for playing the role of Roose Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Myles Dungan Myles Dungan is an Irish broadcaster and author.
Máel Muire mac Céilechair Máel Muire ("servant of Mary") mac Céilechair (died 1106) was an Irish cleric of the monastery of Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, and one of the principal scribes of the manuscript Lebor na...
Máel Muire Ó Lachtáin Máel Muire Ó Lachtáin, was Dean of Tuam from 1230 and then the fourth Archbishop of Tuam from 1235 to 1249.
Mícheál Ó Siochfhradha Mícheál Ó Siochfhradha (1900–1986;), and Pádraig (An Seabhac) Ó Siochfhradha were brothers who were writers, teachers and Irish language storytellers, from County Kerry, Ireland.
O'Davoren The O'Davorens, (Ó Duibhdábhoireann) were an important scholarly family, or sept, of Corcomroe, Thomond (modern-day County Clare), Ireland since medieval times who were active until the final c...
Oisín McGann Oisín McGann (born 1973 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish author and illustrator.
Olaf Tyaransen Olaf Tyaransen is an Irish author and journalist, and is a contributing editor with Dublin's Hot Press magazine and the Evening Herald.
Oliver Byrne (mathematician) Oliver Byrne (1810? – 9 December 1890?) was a civil engineer and prolific author of works on subjects including mathematics, geometry, and engineering.
Oliver J. Burke Oliver J. Burke (born 1825) was an Irish Barrister and historian.
Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers is an artist, illustrator and writer from Australia, then moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn.
Oliver St. John Gogarty Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty (17 August 1878 – 22 September 1957) was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversationalist, who served as the inspirati...
Ollamh Síol Muireadaigh Ollamh Síl Muireadaigh was a hereditary post, held almost exclusively by members of the Ó Maolconaire family, from at latest the 13th century until the 17th century.
P. S. O'Hegarty Patrick Sarsfield O'Hegarty (Pádraig Sáirséal Ó hÉigeartaigh, 29 December 1879 – 17 December 1955) was an Irish writer, editor and historian and a former member of the Supreme Council of the Iri...
Paddy Crosbie Paddy Crosbie (1 October 1913 – 2 September 1982) was the Irish creator of the radio and television programmes The School Around The Corner and Back To School.
Paddy Kelly (writer) Paddy Kelly (6 February 1952) is a prominent Irish author and playwright based in Dublin, Ireland and London, England, who writes in a Roman a Clef style.
Paddy Murray Patrick Thomas Murray (born 5 August 1954) in Dublin, Ireland, is a journalist and writer.
Paddy O'Brien (musician and author) Paddy O'Brien (born September 13, 1945) is an Irish accordion player and memoirist, author of The Road from Castlebarnagh: Growing Up In Irish Music and creator of the Paddy O'Brien Tune C...
Paddy Tunney Paddy Tunney (28 January 1921 – 7 December 2002) was an Irish traditional singer, poet, writer, raconteur, lilter and songwriter.
Paolo Tullio Paolo Luigi Mario Tullio is writer and a Michelin star-winning head chef of the former restaurant Armstrong's Barn in Annamoe, County Wicklow.
Pat Bridson Patricia Bridson is the current editor of Carn magazine, the official journal of the Celtic League.
Pat Mullen Pat Mullen, Irish actor and writer, was born before 1901 and died after 1976.
Patricia Collinge Patricia Collinge (September 20, 1892 – April 10, 1974) was an Irish American actress.
Patricia Forde Patricia Forde, former Director of the Galway Arts Festival and children's author, born c. 1960.
Patricia Lynch Patricia Lynch was an Irish author of children's literature and journalist.
Patrick Chapman Patrick Chapman is an Irish poet, writer and screenwriter, born in 1968.
Patrick D'Arcy Patrick D'Arcy (1598–1668) was an Irish Catholic Confederate and lawyer who wrote the constitution of Confederate Ireland.
Patrick Deeley Patrick Deeley is an Irish poet and children's writer, born in Loughrea, County Galway, in 1953.
Patrick Delany, D.D. Patrick Delany, D.D., was Dean of Down, and described by A Compendium of Irish Biography as "an eloquent preacher, a man of wit and learning, the friend of Swift, Gay, and Bolingbroke."
Patrick Denis O'Donnell Patrick Denis O'Donnell (9 January 1922 – 1 January 2005) was an Irish military historian, writer, former UN peace-keeper, and retired Commandant of the Irish Defence Forces.
Patrick Finglas Patrick Finglas (died 1537) was a leading Irish judge of the sixteenth century, regarded as a mainstay of the English Crown in Ireland and author of an influential tract on the decline of Engli...
Peadar Livingstone Rev. Peadar Livingstone was a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Clogher, Ireland.
Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich (5 October 1857 – 1 July 1942; P.T. MacGinley), known as Cú Uladh (The Hound of Ulster), was an Irish language writer during the Gaelic Revival.
Peadar Ua Laoghaire Father Peadar Ua Laoghaire ( first name locally also Peadar Ó Laoghaire, sometimes known in English as Peter O'Leary; April 1839 – 21 March 1920) was an Irish writer and Catholic pr...
Peadar Uí Gealacáin Peadar Uí Gealacáin, aka Peter Galligan was an Irish scribe and hedge school master.
Peig Sayers Peig Sayers (1873–1958) was an Irish author and seanachaí born in Dunquin (Dún Chaoin), County Kerry, Ireland.
Percy Kirkpatrick Thomas Percy Claude Kirkpatrick (10 September 1869 - 9 July 1954) was an eminent Irish physician, historian and writer.
Richard Cantillon Richard Cantillon was an Irish-French economist and author of Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général, a book considered by William Stanley Jevons to be the "cradle of political economy".
Robert Gibbings Robert Gibbings (23 March 1889 – 19 January 1958) was an Irish artist and author who was most noted for his work as a wood engraver and sculptor, and for his books on travel and natural history.
Sister Nivedita Sister Nivedita; born Margaret Elizabeth Noble; 28 October 1867 – 13 October 1911 was a Scots-Irish social worker, author, teacher and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda. She spent her childhood and early days of her youth in Ireland. From her father, from her college professor etc.
Standish James O'Grady Standish James O'Grady (18 September 1846 – 18 May 1928) was an Irish author, journalist, and historian.
Stanislaus Joyce Stanislaus Joyce (December 17, 1884-June 16, 1955) was an Irish teacher, scholar, and writer who lived for many years in Italy.
Stephen Brown (author) Stephen James Meridith Brown was an Irish Catholic priest, writer, bibliographer and librarian.
Stephen Cullen Carpenter Stephen Cullen Carpenter was an author, reporter, editor and magazine founder, characterized as "a pro-English Irishman who fled to the colonies in 1802 compelled by a miscarriage," apparently r...
Thomas Joseph Hutchinson Thomas Joseph Hutchinson was an Anglo-Irish explorer, born at Stonyford County Kilkenny Ireland. He studied medicine. After a trip to West Africa in 1851, he was chief surgeon on the Niger expedition.
Thomas Keightley (historian) Thomas Keightley (1789–1872) was a writer known for his works on mythology and folklore, particularly Fairy Mythology (1828, 1833, 1850, 1870) which has been reprinted as The World Guide t...
Thomas Kingsmill Abbott Reverend Thomas Kingsmill Abbott, DD (26 March 1829 – 18 December 1913) was an Irish scholar and educator.
Thomas MacNevin Thomas MacNevin (1814– 8 February 1848) was an influential Irish writer and journalist, who died under "peculiarly sad circumstances" in a Bristol asylum.
Thomas Moore Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer".
Thomas More Madden Thomas More Madden was an Irish physician and writer, son and biographer of Richard Robert Madden.
Thomas Morrissey Fr. Thomas "Tom" J. Morrissey, historian, teacher and writer, was the fifth Director of Education at the College of Industrial Relations (National College of Ireland) from 1983 to 1989.
Thomas O'Neill Russell Thomas O'Neill Russell (1828–1908) was an Irish novelist and a founding member of Conradh na Gaeilge.
Thomas of Ireland Thomas of Ireland (1295before 1338), known as Thomas Hibernicus, not to be confused with the Franciscan friar Thomas de Hibernia (died c. 1270), was an Irish writer.
Thomas Prior Thomas Prior (1680 – 21 October 1751) was an Irish author, known as the founder of the Royal Dublin Society.
Tomás Ó Criomhthain Tomás Ó Criomhthain was a native of the Irish-speaking Great Blasket Island off the coast of County Kerry in Ireland.
Toner Quinn Toner Quinn is publisher of The Journal of Music.
Tony Corcoran Tony Corcoran spent thirty-eight years working in Guinness and has recently written The Goodness of Guinness, a book which examines the brewery's operation and the working lives of the thous...
Ulick O'Connor Ulick O'Connor (born 1928) is an Irish writer, historian and critic.
Ultan of Ardbraccan St. Ultan of Ardbraccan, also known as Ultan the scribe was an Irish saint and Abbot-Bishop of Ardbraccan during the 7th century.
Una Troy Walsh Una Troy Walsh (1913–1993) was an Irish novelist and playwright who wrote under the names Elizabeth Connor and Una Troy.
Vergilius of Salzburg Vergilius of Salzburg (also Virgilius, Feirgil or Fergal) (born c. 700 in Ireland; died 27 November 784 in Salzburg) was an Irish churchman, an early astronomer, bishop of Osso...
Victor O'D. Power Victor O'Donovan Power (? – 1918) was an Irish playwright, novelist and prolific short-story writer.
Violet Florence Martin Violet Florence Martin (11 June 1862 – 21 December 1915) was an Irish author who co-wrote a series of novels with cousin Edith Somerville under the pen name of Martin Ross in the lat...
Virgilius Maro Grammaticus Virgilius Maro Grammaticus (Virgil the Grammarian) is one of the most enigmatic of all medieval writers, author of two pseudo-grammatical texts known as the Epitomae and the Epistolae.
William Bathe William Bathe (2 April 1564 –17 June 1614) was a Jesuit priest, born in Dublin, Ireland.
William Benjamin Sarsfield Taylor William Benjamin Sarsfield Taylor (1781–1850) was an Irish artist, a painter of landscapes and military subjects, known also as a writer.
William Bulfin William Bulfin was the fourth son in a family of nine boys and one girl, the children of William Bulfin, of Derrinlough, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland, and Ellen Grogan of Croghan, County Offaly.
William Butler (British Army officer) Lieutenant-General Sir William Francis Butler GCB PC (31 October 1838 – 7 June 1910) was an Irish 19th-century British Army officer, writer, and adventurer.
William Darcy (died 1540) Sir William Darcy was a leading Anglo-Irish statesman of the Pale in the early sixteenth century; for many years he held the office of Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.
William Fitzgerald (bishop) William Fitzgerald (1814–1883) was an Anglican bishop, first of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and then of Killaloe and Clonfert.
William Paulet Carey William Paulet Carey (1759–1839) was an Irish art critic and publicist, known also as an engraver and dealer.
William Pollard-Urquhart William Pollard-Urquhart (19 June 1815 – 1 June 1871), was a 19th-century writer specialising in economic and policy questions of his day; he served as high sheriff of County Westmeath, and sat ...
Ó Duibh dá Bhoireann The Ó Duibhdábhoireann (O'Davoran) family were scholarly clan of Corcomroe, Thomond (modern-day County Clare), Ireland active since medieval times.
Ó Duibhgeannáin The Ó Duibhgeannáin clan were a family of professional historians in medieval and early modern Ireland.
Ó Dálaigh The Ó Dálaigh were a learned Irish bardic family who first came to prominence early in the 12th century, when Cú Connacht Ó Dálaigh was described as "The first Ollamh of poetry in all Irelan...
Ó Maolconaire Ó Maolconaire, more properly Ó Maol Chonaire, sometimes Ó Mhaoilchonaire, Ó Maolchonaire, etc..., was the surname of a family of professional poets and historians in Medieval Ireland.
Óengus of Tallaght Óengus mac Óengobann, better known as Saint Óengus of Tallaght or Óengus the Culdee, was an Irish bishop, reformer and writer, who flourished in the first quarter of the 9th century ...