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# oscar-wilde - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Oscar Wilde's ring found almost 20 years after cleaner stole it from Oxford and sold it for fraction of value

The ring was valued at €40,000 in 2002. The man who stole it sold it for £150.

# oscar-wilde - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The Daily Edge Who is ContraPoints and why is she called the 'Oscar Wilde of Youtube'? ContraPoints

# oscar-wilde - Monday 18 June, 2018

Rupert Everett: 'The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay'

The actor has directed and written a new film about Oscar Wilde.

# oscar-wilde - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

# oscar-wilde - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Paris has finally opened its first-ever Oscar Wilde exhibition

The writer died in the French capital.

# oscar-wilde - Monday 19 October, 2015

Revealing the hidden lives of the women behind the genius of Oscar Wilde

A new Irish book explores the role of women in Wilde’s life.

# oscar-wilde - Thursday 26 February, 2015

What else could I get for the pricetag on ... this €500,000 home

We take a look at what around €500,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

# oscar-wilde - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Kildare man plans beautiful proposal, 6 months after 'nearly losing the love of my life' True Love

Kildare man plans beautiful proposal, 6 months after 'nearly losing the love of my life'

The proposal was filmed for RTÉ’s Today Show.

# oscar-wilde - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Gerry Adams made a new friend Running Wilde

Gerry Adams made a new friend

You might recognise him.

# oscar-wilde - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From 'The Floozie' to Father Ted: Dublin's park sculptures in 10 fascinating facts

Did the statue to ‘yer man in Fairview ever get his head glued back on? Where is ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ these days?… And what on Earth is ‘Nightmare on Duck Street’?

# oscar-wilde - Thursday 10 April, 2014

What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf?

What do you get for the family that has everything? Well, here’s what…

# oscar-wilde - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Crew "did everything possible" to bring vessel under control before collision

A Stena Europe ferry collided with another passenger car ferry in Rosslare Harbour in October last year.

# oscar-wilde - Sunday 17 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy's Day Bród This post contains videos

12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy's Day

From James Joyce to the White House.

# oscar-wilde - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Sailings resume after Rosslare ferry incident

Ferry services have resumed following an incident in which two ferries collided off Rosslare Harbour yesterday.

# oscar-wilde - Friday 26 October, 2012

Ferry passengers left at sea after minor collision in Rosslare

A Stena Line ferry coming from Fishguard collided with an Irish Ferries craft during heavy winds this evening.

# oscar-wilde - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Signed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest fetches $362,500 at Sotheby's

A signed first edition of Oscar Wilde’s play was bought for several times the estimate at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Nine things to know this Saturday…

# oscar-wilde - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Al Pacino coming to Dublin for film fest - and Oscar Wilde Wilde About Al This post contains videos

Al Pacino coming to Dublin for film fest - and Oscar Wilde

The actor became so obsessed with the Wilde play Salomé that he made a documentary about it -and will present it at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

# oscar-wilde - Saturday 16 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Oscar Wilde's birthday commemorated with Google doodle Doodle

Oscar Wilde's birthday commemorated with Google doodle

Google celebrate Oscar Wilde’s 156th birthday with new doodle on homepage.

# oscar-wilde - Thursday 12 August, 2010

THE SIZE of the fortunes left behind by some of Ireland’s most famous sons have been published by an online genealogy website. has published the details of millions of wills, including Irish legends Oscar Wilde, Charles Stewart Parnell, William Butler Yeats and Ernest Shackleton.

The records made available also include those of Charles Darwin, Karl Marx and Charles Dickens.

We’ve gone through some the best-known names to give you the details:

Oscar Wilde

Dublin man Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde – better known as Oscar Wilde – remains one of Ireland’s most famous writers. Wilde was also extremely popular during his own lifetime and was paid handsomely for his works, which included The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

But, despite this, he died in diminished circumstances.

Wilde died in November 1900, and while it would be wrong to say that he died “penniless”, he left an estate worth just £250 (€28,000 today ) which, considering his earlier wealth, was a very modest sum. His estate, which he left to his son Vyvyan Beresford Holland, took twenty years to settle.

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats, a poet, dramatist and Nobel Prize winner,was born Co Dublin and was one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. He famously penned The Tower and The Winding Stair and Other Poems.

Yeats left an estate valued at £4,498 14s 2d (worth €267,000 today) to his widow Bertha Georgie Yeats. He died in January 1939,

Charles Stewart Parnell

Wicklow man Charles Stewart Parnell championed the cause of Home Rule for Ireland, was elected as the MP for Co Meath, and entered the House of Commons in London in 1875.

He fell from grace after the details of his seven-year affair with married woman, Kitty O’Shea, were revealed. The pair later married.

In 1891 Parnell – known as the “uncrowned king of Ireland” – left a total of £11,774 7s 3d, which would be the equivalent of €1.3m in today, to his wife, Kitty.
Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton, born in Kilkea in Co Kildare, was a polar explorer and one of the principle figures involved in what is known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. He died during his last expedition in 1922.
Shackleton left an estate of £556 2s 2d (the equivalent of around €24,000 today) to his widow, Emily Mary Shackleton.
Bram Stoker

Clontarf-born “Dracula” author Bram Stoker left an estate worth £5,269 12s 7d (€553,000 in today’s values) to his widow, Florence Ann Lemon Stoker after his death in 1012.

Other famous names

  • Author and creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, left the equivalent of €3.6 million by today’s standards
  • Writer Charles Dickens left the equivalent of €8.5 million
  • British naturalist Charles Darwin left behind a whopping estate worth €15 million
  • Socialist Karl Marx left a much more modest sum, the equivalent of €27,000, to his youngest daughter Eleanor allows registered users a two-week free trial. After that, there is a subscription service, or pay as you go, at a cost of £6.95 for access to 12 documents.