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In later years he suffered many frustrations and was afflicted by alcoholism and poverty. William Conor - studied art in his native Belfast and saved every penny that he earned from manual labour until he was able to further his art studies in Dublin and Paris.
He recorded the workers in the mills and shipyards of his native Belfast. When asked why he spelled his name with only one N, he would say it was because he "could never make Ns meet!
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As was customary with the Irish, the O Connors served in the military, administrative, medical and diplomatic services of many countries. He studied medicine in France and Germany and afterwards travelled through Europe, gaining much experience taking care of the medical needs of important politicians and royalty.
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For a year he was court physician to Jan Sobieski, King of Poland. In he went to England where he was so highly regarded that he was made a licentiate of London's College of Physicians, and a member of the prestigious French Academy. But he could not cure the fever of which he died when only thirty two. General Gerard O Connor raised a regiment at his own expense to fight for independence in South America.
In Britain the O Connors followed a diversity of callings. He was minister at Peking from to From until his death he was ambassador to the Sultan of Turkey.
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From to he was a Nationalist Member of Parliament for Galway. In he was "father" of the House of Commons in London the member with the longest continuous service. He made his name in the publishing world as "T. John O Connor - had a rudimentary education followed by work as a van driver and commercial traveller.
He was both a Fenian leader and a Member of Parliament, but he sacrificed his seat by remaining faithful to the fallen idol, Parnell. Under the Coercion Act he suffered imprisonment a number of times. He applied himself to the law and, perhaps ironically, was called to the English Bar in James Charles O Connor - was from Cork. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and then went on to Germany.
He had the unique distinction of being a pioneer of the Esperanto movement in the English-speaking world.
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He translated the Gospel of St John into Esperanto and wrote many standard works on the subject. Sir James O Connor - , a lawyer, came from Wexford. According to The Times he had "a career which was, we believe, without precedent in England or in Ireland. Starting as a solicitor, he was called to the Irish Bar, became successively Law Officer, Judge and Lord Justice, and after retirement most unusually he was re-admitted as a solicitor".
He studied painting in Dublin and Antwerp. Inheriting his family's estates enabled him to live on his income and paint in France for the rest of his life. His contemporaries were Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec. Gaugin was a particular friend. A film and a biography are a testament to his increasing reputation.
When the Union Jack was hoisted at the presentation of the medal he climbed the flagstaff and replaced it with the flag of his native land! This first Irish flag to be flown for an Olympic victory was there to proclaim he had won for Ireland, rather than for Britain. In he set a world record for the long jump. Terry O Connor d. When Radio Eireann came on the air she was appointed leader of a trio which developed into the Radio Eireann Orchestra. Cardinal John O Connor was born in Philadelphia in , one of seven children.
His antecedents had connections in counties Cork and Roscommon. His mother was of Bavarian origin. He was awarded several decorations and was appointed Chief Naval Chaplain in He was on the committee of five bishops who drafted the US pastoral letter on War and Peace in John O Conor of Dublin b.
He tours extensively throughout the world and fills the National Concert Hall and the Royal Dublin Society's hall when he plays in his native city. The O Connors are leaders in Ireland's golfing community. In dealing with the landed proprietors of Connacht, among the most distinguished members of the O'Conor Don stock four O'Conors of Belnagare are outstanding in the field of culture: Charles O'Conor , antiquary and collector of Irish manuscripts; his two grandsons, Rev.
Three of this sept were outstanding in the Irish Brigade. He was lord of an extensive area in north Kerry, but after the invasion of Anglo-Norman pressure pushed the O'Connors northwards towards the Shannon estuary. However, they still retained a considerable territory, in fact the greater part of the modern barony of Iraghticonor, which is an attempt at a phonetic spelling of Oireacht ui Chonchobhair, i.
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O'Connor's district of government: From this sept came a number of distinguished officers of the Irish Brigade in France, the best known of whom was Arthur O'Connor , United Irishman and later a general in Napoleon's army; his brother Roger O'Connor , an erratic character who was also a member of the United Irishmen, and the latter's son, Fergus O'Connor , the chartist.
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