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21 September 2023  

Douglas Hyde Lecture


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.



The Legacy of Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde Lecture 2018 Cover PageBy President Michael D. Higgins

The inaugural Hyde Lecture – Léacht de hÍde was given by President Michael D. Higgins in University College Dublin on 24 September 2018 on the theme of The Legacy of Douglas Hyde.

Available free of charge from NUI. Contact publications@nui.ie for a copy