Thomas Prior

(1681—1751) author and a founder of the Dublin Society

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(1682–1751), economist and founder of the RDS. Born in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, and educated at Kilkenny Grammar School and TCD. His List of Irish Absentees, first issued in 1729, gives estimates of the income spent abroad by Irish landlords to the detriment of their country.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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