Annie Patterson Annie Wilson Patterson (1868 – 16 January 1934) was an Irish organist, music educator, writer and composer.
Aoife MacMurrough Aoife MacMurrough (c.1145–1188, Aoife Ní Diarmait), also known by later historians as Eva of Leinster, was the daughter of Dermot MacMurrough (c.1110-1171) (Diarmait MacMurchada), King of ...
Banshenchas An Banshenchas (literally "the woman lore") is a medieval text which collects brief descriptions of prominent women in Irish legend into a poetic narrative.
Basilia de Bermingham Basilia de Bermingham, fl. 1250?, religious patron and ancestor of the family Mac Jordan of Connacht.
Betsy Gray Betsy Gray (died 1798), was an Ulster-Scots Presbyterian peasant girl from outside Lisburn in Co. Antrim in what is today Northern Ireland who was killed as part of the 1798 Rebellion of the Uni...
Biddy Early Biddy Early (c. 1798 – 1874) was a traditional Irish healer who helped peasants.
Blathmin Ní Briain Blathmin Ní Briain, also called Blathmin Ua Briain or Blathmin O'Brien, (floruit 1103), was an Irish princess and a Norwegian Queen consort, the first spouse of King Sigurd I of Norway.
Breage Breage, also known as Breaca, Briac, etc., is a saint venerated in Cornwall and southwestern Britain.
Cacht ingen Ragnaill Cacht ingen Ragnaill was the queen of Donnchad mac Briain, from their marriage in 1032 to her death in 1054, when she is styled Queen of Ireland in the Irish annals of the Clonmacnoise gr...
Dymphna Saint Dymphna (also: Dympna, Dimpna) was the daughter of a pagan Irish king and his Christian wife in the 7th century AD. She was murdered by her father.
Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht (born c. 1205), was a Cambro-Norman noblewoman, the wife of Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught and Strathearn (c.1194–1242), and the mother of his seve...
Eithne and Sodelb Eithne and her sister Sodelb are two relatively obscure Irish saints from Leinster who are supposed to have flourished in the 6th century.
Eleanor Ambrose Eleanor Ambrose (1718–1816) was a celebrated beauty and Catholic heiress.
Eliza Pratt Greatorex Eliza Pratt Greatorex (December 25, 1819 – February 9, 1897) was an American artist born in Manorhamilton, Ireland.
Elizabeth Clinton, Countess of Lincoln Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln (1527 – March 1590), also known as The Fair Geraldine, was an Irish noblewoman and a member of the celebrated FitzGerald dynasty.
Elizabeth Dowdall Lady Elizabeth Dowdall (died 1658) was the daughter of Sir John Dowdall, a wealthy landowner in County Limerick Ireland.
Elizabeth Hamilton Elizabeth Hamilton was a British essayist, poet, satirist and novelist.
Frances Ball Frances Ball (1794–1861), called Mother Frances Mary Theresa, was the daughter of a wealthy merchant of Dublin, where she was born 9 January 1794.
George Anne Bellamy George Anne Bellamy (née O'Hara; 23 April 172716 February 1788) was an Irish actress.
George Egerton Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright (14 December 1859 — 12 August 1945), better known by her pen name George Egerton, was a "New Woman" writer and feminist.
Gobnait Saint Gobnait (fl. 6th century?), also known as Gobnat or Mo Gobnat, is the name of a medieval, female Irish saint whose church was Móin Mór, now Bairnech, in the village of Ball...
Gormflaith ingen Murchada Gormflaith ingen Murchada was born in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, around 960. She was the daughter of Murchad mac Finn, King of Leinster, sister of his successor, Mael Mórdha mac Murchada, and w...
Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke Isabel de Clare, suo jure Countess of Pembroke and Striguil (1172 – 1220), was a Cambro-Norman-Irish noblewoman and one of the wealthiest heiresses in Wales and Ireland.
Jenet Sarsfield Jenet Sarsfield, Baroness Dunsany (c.1528-1598) was an Anglo-Irish noblewoman, memorable for having six husbands.
Joan Apsley Joan Apsley, the maiden name of Joan Boyle, was the wife of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork.
Laura Bell Laura Bell (1829–1894) was a famous courtesan of Victorian England.
Lola Montez Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld (17 February 1821 – 17 January 1861), better known by the stage name Lola Montez, was an Irish dancer and actress who became famous as a "Span...
Margaret FitzGerald, Countess of Ormond Margaret FitzGerald, Countess of Ormond, Countess of Ossory (died 9 August 1542) was an Irish noblewoman and a member of the powerful and celebrated FitzGerald dynasty also known as "The Geraldines".
Margaret O'Connor Margaret O'Connor, better known by her maiden name Margaret O'Carroll, or her Gaelic name Máirgréag Ní Chearbhaill, died 1451 in Ireland.
Margery de Burgh Margery de Burgh, was a Norman- Irish noblewoman and the wife of Theobald Le Botiller.
Maria Ann Campion Maria Ann Campion (1775-1803) was a popular Irish actress and second wife of Alexander Pope (actor).
Mary Bernard Kirwan Mother Mary Bernard Kirwan, P.B.V.M., was the leader of the first community of Presentation Sisters in Canada and teacher,.
Mary Bonaventure Browne Mother Mary Bonaventure Browne, Poor Clare and Irish historian, born after 1610, died after 1670.
Nellie Cashman Ellen Cashman (1845 – January 4, 1925), better known as Nellie Cashman, became noted across the American and Canadian west as a nurse, businesswoman, Catholic philanthropist in Arizona, an...