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- Henry Cooke (1788–1868) was an Irish presbyterian leader of the early and mid-nineteenth century. His first settlement was at Duneane, where he was ordained on 10 November 1808, though only 20 years old, as assistant to Robert Scott, with a pittance of £25 Irish. Here his evangelical fervour met with no sympathy. and on 13 November 1810 he resigned the post.
- Roddy McCorley (died 1800) fought as part of United Irishmen in the Rebellion of 1798 and was hanged by the British at Toome Bridge. A century later, he became the subject of a popular nationalist song by Ethna Carbery. McCorley was born in Duneane and a nephew arranged his reburial in its parish graveyard in 1852.