Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Hyde’

Gaelic League Donates Archives to NUIG

A new chapter in Irish language scholarship is about to begin as the National University of Ireland at Galway has received and plans to digitize the entire archives of Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League). The archives, which contain hoards of documents, press clippings, pictures, campaign materials, and letters, including personal correspondence of Douglas Hyde, ConradhRead more..

Ireland’s First President

Douglas Hyde, born in Roscommon in 1860, was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival and Ireland’s first president. ℘℘℘ A couple of unplanned events shaped the course of Douglas Hyde’s early life. He should have been born in County Sligo, where his family resided, but instead he arrived on January 17, 1860 in Castlerea, CountyRead more..