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23 April 2024  

Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill: visions and reality


Hyde Poster 2024

© John B. Yeats (1839-1922). Portrait of Douglas Hyde, 1901, pencil on paper. The Niland Collection.
Presented by James A. Healy, 1966 (John & Catherine Healy Memorial Collection). Reproduced courtesy of The Model Gallery, Sligo

Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill: visions and reality
by Dr Mary Harris

6.15pm, 11 April 2024,
Theatre O, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield

NUI and UCD are delighted to announce that the third Hyde Lecture/Léacht de hÍde will be given by Dr Mary Harris, University of Galway, in University College Dublin on 11 April 2024 on the theme of ‘Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill: visions and reality’.

Dr Conor Mulvagh, School of History, UCD, will give the response.

Douglas Hyde was the first President of Ireland, serving from 1938 to 1945, the first president of Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League) and the first Professor of Modern Irish in UCD from 1909. In that year, he was also appointed as a member of the first Senate of NUI and was an active member of the Senate until 1919. Given these strong connections, NUI and UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore are pleased to honour the memory of Douglas Hyde by collaborating in the organisation of this lecture series.

To register to attend, please use our Eventbrite page or email: registrar@nui.ie

Further information from:

Dr Patrick O’Leary
National University of Ireland
49 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, D02 V583
Ph: 01 4392424
Twitter: @NUIMerrionSq

Dr Kelly FitzGerald
Head, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
Newman Building, University College Dublin
Dublin 4
Ph: 01 7168140
Twitter: @UCDScoilGLCB








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