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Douglas Hyde

(1860—1949) writer and president of Éire (Ireland)

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Abbey Theatre

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First permanent home of the Irish National Theatre, founded in 1904 by Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and W. B. Yeats to foster native drama. Dramatic scenes came four years later with riots...

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Arthur Percival Graves

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(b Dublin, 1846; d Harlech, 1931).

Irish poet, folksong collector, and school inspector. Collab. with Stanford in publication of Irish folksongs, many of which he collected, incl....

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Austin Clarke

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(1896–1974),

Irish poet and verse dramatist. He published some 18 volumes of poetry, from his first, The Vengeance of Fionn (1917) to his Collected Poems of 1974. His early work is...

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Casadh an tSúgain

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(1901), a one-act play by Douglas Hyde. Based on a scenario by W. B. Yeats, it was produced by the Irish Literary Theatre [see Abbey Theatre] with Hyde in the leading role of Hanrahan the...

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Claidheamh Soluis

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Religion.

(Sword of Light), established in 1899 as the newspaper of the Gaelic League. It was edited by Eoin MacNeill (1899–1901) and Patrick Pearse (1903–9). It continued under the names Fáinne ...

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Coole Park

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Co. Galway, home of Lady Gregory, famous as the headquarters of the Irish Revival. Summer home of W. B. Yeats for nearly 20 years, it was the subject of many of his poems. Guests who carved...

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De híde

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Dubhglas, see Douglas Hyde.

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Eoin MacNeill

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — European History.

(1867–1945),

activist and historian. Born in Glenarm, Co. Antrim, he was a founder of the Gaelic League with Douglas Hyde and others, and became Professor of Early Irish History at...

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F. R. Higgins

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(1896 –1941),

was born in Foxford, County Mayo, son of a Protestant engineer. He founded the Irish Clerical Workers' Union, and was the editor of trade-union journals, and of...

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Fr. Eugene O'Growney

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(1863–1899),

Irish-language activist; born in Bally-fallon, Co. Meath, and educated at Maynooth [see universities]. While at Maynooth he spent summers in many Gaeltacht areas....

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