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Gaelic League


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Founded in Ireland in 1893 with Douglas Hyde as first president, its intention was to revive the Irish language. Ostensibly non‐political, the League inevitably attracted Irish nationalists. The work of the League ensured that Gaelic was declared the national language in 1922 and Douglas Hyde became first president of Eire in 1938.

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