1920s, Dorothea Browne, 2nd Woman to Qualify as a Solicitor in Ireland.


Her mother was Mrs. Brown, nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna.  her grandmother was Mercy Peer that family probably originally from around Crookhaven of Huguenot extraction. She went on to found the firm of PF O’Reilly with her husband which is still operational.  He husband was a Fine Gael Senator and later Taxing Master of the High Court.   Her sister qualified as a doctor and was the first female Area Health officer in East London.


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