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Francis Bacon - Painter
Colonel Henry Baker - Governor of Derry during siege
William Balfe - Composer. The Bohemian Girl.
John Banim - Writer. Tales by the O'Hara Family
Michael Banim - Writer. Tales by the O'Hara Family
Father John Bannon - Campaigned against the Irish joining the Northern army during the Civil War
Thomas Barnardo - Philanthropist. Barnardo's Homes
James Barry - Painter
Dr James Barry - The army doctor who turned out to be a woman
Commodore John Barry - Founder of the American navy
Kevin Barry - Republican. Hanged at 18. The subject of many ballads
Tom Barry - IRA commander during War of Independence
Thomas Bateson - Magistrate murdered by Ribbonmen
Sir Arnold Bax - Composer and writer
Piaras Beaslai - Introduced the Fainne
Chester Beatty - Collector and first Honorary Irishman
Francis Beaufort - He devised the wind scale that bears his name
Samuel Beckett Writer. Waiting for Godot, Murphy, Molloy, Malone Dies
William Bedell - supervised the translation of the Old Testament into Irish.
Brendan Behan Writer. Borstal Boy.
Brian Behan Writer. Mother of all the Behans
Dominic Behan Writer. The Patriot Game, Liverpool Lou.
Sam Hanna Bell Writer. December Bride
Lord John George Beresford - Archbishop of Armagh
Marcus Gervais Beresford - Archbishop of Armagh
Willie Bermingham Founder of ALONE
Osborn Joseph Bergin - General editor of the Royal Irish Academys Dictionary of the Irish Language
Bishop George Berkeley - Philosopher and educationalist. University of California named after him
George Best - Footballer
Richard Irvine Best - Director of the National Library of Ireland 1924-1940. The librarian in Ulysses
Charles Bianconi - His cars revolutionised travel in Ireland
Francis Joseph Bigger Author and antiquary
Michael Biggs Sculptor. The Arbour Hill Proclamation
George A Birmingham Writer. Spanish Gold, The Red Hand of Ulster, The Northern Iron
Helen Blackburn - She was one of the first to campaign for womens rights.
E Owens Blackburne Writer.
Ernest Blythe Politician. Best remembered for his support of the Irish language.
Thomas Patrick Bodkin - Director of the National Gallery of Ireland
Harry Boland Republican. Killed 1922
George Boole - Mathematician
Elenor Booth She inspired Eibhlνn a Rϊin (Eileen Aroon)
Oliver Bond United Irishman
Brian Boru King of Ireland
Dionysius Boucicault Playwright. The Shaughraun
Canon Ulick Bourke Writer and promoter of Irish language
Elizabeth Bowen Writer.
Captain Charles Boycott gave his name to the English language
Brian Boydell - Composer
John Boyle Victim of riots
Patrick Boyle Writer.
Robert Boyle Author of Boyles Law
Brendan Bracken Politician. Advisor to Churchill
Thomas Bracken - Writer of New Zealand national anthem
Teresa Brayton Poet. The Old Bog Road
Dan Breen Republican. My Fight for Irish Freedom
Louis Brennan Inventor of the dirigible torpedo and the gyrosopic monorail
Brennan on the Moors- Highwayman
John Broderick - Writer
Patrick Bronte Father of the famous daughters
Charlotte Brooke Writer. Collected and translated Irish poems and songs
Henry Brooke - Writer
Stopford Brooke Writer. Primer of English Literature
Christy Brown Writer. My Left Foot, Down All the Days
Stephen Brown - Bibliographer
William Brown Father of the Argentinian navy
Father Francis Browne - Photographer
Noel Browne Politician. Mother and Child scheme
King Edward Bruce - .Brother of Robert
Cathal Brugha Republican. Killed in OConnell Street 1922.
William Bulfin Journalist, writer, Rambles in Eirinn.
Elizabeth and Mary Bullyn Daughters of Ann Boleyn
Edward Bunting Collector of Irish airs
Edmund Burke Political thinker and writer. Reflections on the Revolution in France
Robert O'Hara Burke - Explorer
Thomas Henry Burke Assassinated in the Phoenix Park by the Invincibles
William Burke Resurrectionist and killer
George Burrowes - Environmentalist
Peter Burrowes - lawyer, advocate of Catholic rights in Ireland
Frederick William Burton Painter. Meeting on the Turret Stairs
Hubert Butler Journalist, essayist, translator
Rev Richard Butler Historian
Isaac Butt Politician, writer. Founder of the Irish Home Rule party
Alfie Byrne Ten times Lord Mayor of Dublin
Charles Byrne Irish Giant
Donn Byrne - Writer
James Byrne Died after hunger strike during the Lock Out 1913