This book is for a wide audience who have an interest in outstanding people. It will appeal to those with a love of Irish history, the world of entertainment, the theatre, medicine and history in general, the sociological conditions of the poor in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Michael James Whitty, Wexford journalist, founder of the Liverpool Police force and Fire Service in 1836 and was Liverpools first Head Constable. He was also the founder of the Liverpool Daily Post in 1855 and it first editor.
Dame May Whitty, the first actress to be knighted, and one of the founders of the actors union.
Agnes Elizabeth Jones, born in Ireland in 1832, she was asked by Florence Nightingale if she would take over the running of the infirmary at the Liverpool Workhouse in 1865. Writing on the 4 February 1867, Agnes wrote:
I sometimes wonder if there is a worse place on earth, but I never regret coming and I never wish to give it up.
Galway brothers Dr John Bligh, and Alderman Dr. Alexander Murray Bligh.
Lucy Cometina, Liverpool wife, of the first President of the Republic of Ireland, Douglas Hyde.