Mary Aikenhead

(1787—1858) Roman Catholic nun

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(1787–1858). Born in Cork, to a Protestant doctor and his Catholic wife, and received into the Catholic church in 1802, Aikenhead became active in philanthropic activities in Dublin city in the first decade of the 19th century. On the advice of Archbishop Murray, she set up the Irish Sisters of Charity in 1815.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

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