George Berkeley
George Berkeley (/ˈbɑrkleɪ/ or /ˈbɑrklɪ/; 12 March 1685 – 14 January 1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne), was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement wa...
Isaac Bickerstaffe
Isaac Bickerstaffe or Bickerstaff (26 September 1733 – 1812?) was an Irish playwright and Librettist.
Isaac John Bickerstaff was born in Dublin, on 26 September 1733, where his father John Bickers...
Samuel Madden
Samuel Madden (1686-1765) was an Irish author. His works include Themistocles; The Lover of His Country, Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland, and Memoirs of the Twentieth C...
Thomas Sheridan (divine)
Thomas Sheridan (1687 – 10 October 1738) was an Anglican divine, essayist, playwright, poet, schoolmaster and translator. He is chiefly remembered for his friendship with Jonathan Swift.
He ...
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patri...
Subjective idealism
Subjective idealism, or empirical idealism, is the monistic metaphysical doctrine that only minds and mental contents exist. It entails and is generally identified or associated with immaterialism, th...
Dominic Ó Mongain
Dominic Ó Mongain, or Dominic Mungan, was an Irish harper and poet, born around 1715 in County Tyrone. The poem and air An raibh tú ag an gCairraig?, translated by Walsh as Have you been at Carrick?, ...
Henry Brooke (writer)
Henry Brooke (1703 – October 10, 1783) was a novelist and dramatist. He was born in Ireland, the son of a clergyman, studied law at Trinity College, Dublin, but embraced literature as a career.Brooke ...
John Fergus
Dr. John Fergus, Irish physician and man of letters, c.1700 – c.1761.
A descendant of the Ó Fearghuis medical family of Connacht, Doctor Fergus a native of County Mayo but moved to Dublin ci...
Richard Steele
Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 – 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator.
Steele was b...
Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth (1 January 1768 – 22 May 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a signi...
Mary Davys
Mary Davys (1674–1732) was a novelist and playwright.
She was born in Ireland: little is known of her parents, but her own brief references, and a comment by Jonathan Swift, suggest that she...
Elizabeth Ryves
Elizabeth "Eliza" Ryves (1750 – 29 April 1797) was an Irish author, poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and translator.Eliza Ryves came from an old wealthy Irish family connected wit...
Melesina Trench
Melesina Trench (née Chenevix, previously St George; 22 March 1768 – 27 May 1827) was an Irish writer, poet and diarist. During her lifetime she was known more for her beauty than her ...
Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke PC (/bɜrk/; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman born in Dublin; author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who, after moving to England, se...
Charles Johnstone
Charles Johnstone (c. 1719–1800) was an Irish novelist. Prevented by deafness from practising at the Irish Bar, he went to India, where he was proprietor of a newspaper. He wrote one succe...
William Rufus Chetwood
William Rufus Chetwood (died 1766) was an English or Anglo-Irish publisher and bookseller, and a prolific writer of plays and adventure novels. He also penned a valuable General History of the Stage.<...
George Farquhar
George Farquhar (1677 – 29 April 1707) was an Irish dramatist. He is noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy, particularly for his plays The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Str...
Elizabeth Griffith
Elizabeth Griffith (née Griffith) (1727 – 5 January 1793), sometimes also credited Elizabeth Griffiths, was an 18th-century Irish dramatist, fiction writer, essayist and actress, best known for her ed...
Francis Hutcheson (philosopher)
The Rev. Francis Hutcheson (8 August 1694 – 8 August 1746) was a Scottish-Irish philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became known as founding fathers of the Scottish E...
Thomas Ashe (writer)
Thomas Ashe (1770–1835) was an Irish novelist and miscellaneous writer.
Ashe was the third son of a half-pay officer, and was born at Glasnevin, near Dublin, 15 July 1770. He received a commission...
Richard Cantillon
Richard Cantillon (1680s – May 1734) was an Irish-French economist and author of Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (Essay on the Nature of Trade in General), a book considered by William...
Trim, County Meath
Trim (Irish: Baile Átha Troim, meaning "town at the ford of elderflowers") is a town in County Meath, Ireland. It situated on the River Boyne and has a population of 8,268. The town is noted fo...
John Bankhead (minister)
John Bankhead (1738–1833), was an Irish presbyterian minister.
Bankhead was born in 1738 of a family said to have come from Bank Head in Mid-Lothian, and settled near Clough, County Antrim. He is ...
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays ...
Mary Barber
Mary Barber (c.1685 – c.1755), poet, was a member of Swift's circle.
Mary's parents are not known. She married the amateur artist and draper, Rupert Barber (1719-1772) from Dublin, whose pas...
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous is a book written by George Berkeley in 1713.Three important concepts discussed in the Three Dialogues are perceptual relativity, the conceivability/master ...
Scriblerus Club
The Scriblerus Club was an informal association of authors, based in London, that came together in the early 18th century. They were prominent figures in the Augustan Age of English letters. The nucle...