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Carlow's International Achievers

You can read all about these people in a book entitled "CARLOW INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVERS" by Jimmy O'Toole.

(I.S.B.N. 0 9522544 2 5) Printed by The Leinster Leader, Nass, Co Kildare. Ireland.

Arts and Film
William Desmond Taylor - (1872-1922) - Hollywood Film Director., Born in The Elms Carlow
Walt Disney - (1901-1966) - Legendry Cartoon Creator.
Frank O'Meara - (1853-1888 ) - Artist., Born in Dublin Street, Carlow
Michael Flatley - (b1958) - Dancer & Choreographer. (Michael and Eilish Flatley left Furteen, county Sligo, in 1947 to make a new life for themselves in America. They settled on the southwest side of Chicago and began raising a family that would eventually grow to include five children. The second child, a son named Michael Ryan, was born on July 16, 1958. He was only four years old when his grandmother, a dancer from Carlow (and a Leinster champion) taught him his first Irish dance steps.)
Patrick Bergin - (b1951) Hollywood Actor.
The Military
James McCudden - (1896-1918) - World War 1 Flying Ace.
Myles W. Keogh - ( 1840-1876) - A Soldier of Fortune.
Field-Marshall Viscount Garnet Wolseley - (1833-1913) - Famous British Military Leader. Born in Dublin
John Lucas - (1823-1892)  - Recipient of the Victoria Cross.
John Lyons (1823-1867) - Recipient of the Victoria Cross.
Patrick Robert Reid - (1910-1991) - Colditz Escapee.
Joseph Kennedy - (1887-1982) - Private to Colonel in U.S. Army.
Survival
Patrick Breen - (1795-1868) and Margaret Breen (nee Bulger) - (1806-1874) Survivors of the Donner Pass.
Esther - (1819-1855) and her daughter, Mary Burgess (1829-1898) - Deportees from Tullow to Tasmania.
Arthur McMurrough-Kavanagh - (1831-1889) - A Limbless Legend.
Politics
Tom Reid - (1881-1963) -  British Member of Parliament.
Brian Mulroney - (b1939) - Canadian Prime Minister.
James Wynne  - (1841-1908) - Prospector & Politician.
Sir John Kingsmill Robert Thorp (1912-1961) Knight Colonial Governor
Edward Murphy - (1818-1896) - Canadian Senator. Born in Carlow
Pierce Butler - (1744-1822) - Signatory of American Constitution. Born in Carlow
Law
Patrick Reddy - (1839-1900) - Gold Digger & Lawyer.
Mary O'Toole - (1874-1957) - Judge & Women's Rights Activist.
Peter Doyle - (1844- ?) - Secretary of State, Wisconsin. U.S.A.
Business
Tom Nowlan - (1875-1965) - King of the Road Runners.
Catherine Nolan - (1868-?)  From Maid to Millionaire in Michigan.
Henry (1898-1966) and Margaret Rudkin (nee Fogarty) ( 1897-1967) - American Businesswoman and Famous Bakers.
Frederick York Wolseley - (1837-1899) - Car Manufacture.
Pen and Print
James Murphy - (1839-1921) - A Forgotten Carlow Novelist. Born in Carlow.
Murphy, James (1839-1921), novelist. Born in Carlow, he was Professor of Mathematics at the Catholic University in Dublin He wrote a number of novels and collections of stories from a nationalist standpoint including Convict No. 25 (1883), The Forge of Clohogue (1885), Hugh Roach the Ribbonman (1887), and The Shan Van Vocht (1889).
Owen J. Wister - (1860-1938) - Author of The Virginian.
Peter Fenelon Collier - (1849-1909) - Newspaper & Book Publisher.
Margaret E. Ward (b1968) - Author & Journalist.
Edward Mulhall - (1832-1899) and Michael Mulhall - (1836-1900) Newspaper Publishers in Argentina.
George Bernard Shaw - (1856-1950) - Dramatist & Critic.
Nora Naish - (1915-) - Medical Doctor & Author.
Science and Medicine
John Tyndall - (1820-1893) - World Acclaimed Scientist & Mountaineer.
Patrick Murphy - (1784-1847) - The Weather Prophet.
Joseph Byrne - (1870-1945) - New York Surgent & Lawyer.
Samuel Haughton - (1821-1897) - Perfected the Hangman's Knot.
Cardinals
Francis Spellman - (1889-1967) - New York Cardinal.
Patrick Francis Moran - (1830-1911) - Australia's First Cardinal.
Terence Cooke - (1921-1983) - Cardinal Archbishop of New York - A Future Saint?
The Third World
Sister Theresa Dillon - (?) - A Missionary with a Cause.
Philip Walshe - (1918-1987) - A Career in the Third World.
John O'Gorman (Bishop) - (1866-1935) - An Academic Who Chose the Missions.
Brother Boniface Carroll - (1877-1958) - Superior General of Patrician Order.
Brother Francis Redmond - (1999) - Established Famous School in Kenya.
John O'Shea - (b1917) - Founder of GOAL (GOAL is an International Humanitarian Organisation)
Sport
Phil Babb - (b1970) - Liverpool & Irish International Soccer Player
Matt McCormack - (?) - UK Based Horse Trainer
 
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