People of Interest
Finbar Patrick 'Barry' McGuigan MBE is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion. In 2005 he was inducted into the international boxing hall of fame.
Darach MacDonald is an experienced journalist, editor and writer who has written for The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Newsletter; The Independent, The Washington Times and the Irish Voice . He is the author of three published books: The Sons of Levi ; The Chosen Few – Exploding Myths in South Armagh ; and Blood & Thunder – Inside an Ulster Protestant Band.
Eugene McCabe wrote a trilogy of television plays on the differing traditions in Northern Ireland. The trilogy, broadcast by RTÉ Television in 1973 was titled 'Victims' and consisted of 'Cancer', 'Heritage' and 'Siege'. In 1992 he published his novel 'Death and Nightingales'. He has received many awards for his work including the Irish Life Theatre Award in 1964 for 'King of the Castle' which was first produced that year by the Dublin Theatre Festival
Mark Gerard Connolly is an Irish footballer who plays for Scottish Championship side Dundee United. He has previously played for Bolton Wanderers, St Johnstone, Macclesfield Town, Crawley Town and Kilmarnock. Connolly has also represented the Republic of Ireland at under-21 level.
Kevin Martin McBride is an Irish retired professional boxer who is best known for defeating Mike Tyson in 2005, in what would be the latter's final fight. As an amateur, McBride competed for Ireland at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Jonathan Michael Douglas is an Irish footballer who last played for Ipswich Town and has also represented Republic of Ireland at international level. Douglas has earned international caps for the Republic of Ireland at age group level and won his first senior cap against Poland on 28 April 2004. He was a regular choice in Steve Staunton's Republic of Ireland squad.
Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton was a self-made man, merchant, and yachtsman. He engaged in extensive advertising for his chain of grocery stores and his brand of Lipton teas. He boasted that his secret for success was selling the best goods at the cheapest prices, harnessing the power of advertising, and always being optimistic. He was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup.
James Cecil Parke was an Irish rugby player, tennis player, golfer and Olympic medallist. He played ten times for Leinster & won twenty Ireland caps. As a tennis player, he won many trophies including an Olympic Silver medal in Men's Doubles and was ranked World No. 3. He played golf for Ireland in 1906 and was also a top-class track and field sprinter and a cricketer.
At the 2010 World Championships for Young Horses he won gold in the six-year-old division, which was Ireland's first ever victory at the championships. He runs the Hilton View Stud equestrian centre in Scotshouse, Ireland, along with Annmarie Jamieson. He also operates McMahon Horse Transport together with his mother Maureen. The business was founded by his parents in 1989. His wife runs a clothing company called Tailored Equestrian.
Cassandra was the 9th child of James More Molyneux (c.1760-1823) and Anne (nee Merriot, d.1843). Loseley Park, Surrey. Cassandra was a family name, borne by her great aunt and great great grandmother. Cassandra's husband attended Trinity College Oxford, so was possibly a friend of her brother James More Molyneux who was the same age and at the same college. Thomas Hand, born 1806, first son of John Staples Hand of Billericay, Essex; was reactor of Bulphan, Essex, 1830-1847, then of Clones. Cassandra married Thomas Hand at Compton on 17th May 1831 and they had five children, three boys and two girls.
Patrick McCabe is an Irish writer. Known for his mostly dark and violent novels set in contemporary—often small-town—Ireland, McCabe has been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which have been made into films.