Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Path Breaking Women: Dictionary of Irish Biography


The Dictionary of Irish Biography is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including:

  • architecture
  • arts
  • engineering
  • journalism
  • law
  • medicine
  • politics
  • religion
  • science
  • sport

The Dictionary of Irish Biography contains detailed biographical articles on the following women who feature in the exhibition Path Breaking Women of NUI Galway: 1912-1922 and beyond:
 
  • Ada English (1875-1944) 
  • Alice Perry (1885-1969) 
  • Mary Donovan O'Sullivan (1887-1966)
  • Emily Anderson (1891-1962)
  • Máirín De Valera (1912-1984)
  • Nora Niland (1913-1988)
  • Caitlín Maude (1941-1982)

Access to the online version of the Dictionary of Irish Biography is available here. The 9-volume print set is available for consultation in the Library at General Reference (920.0415 DIC).


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