Jim Hawkins's Blog Posts Tagged 'literature' (1)

'Why Keep Irish Alive?' Douglas Hyde Responds, Takes Action

It is well known that Douglas Hyde (January 17, 1860-July 12, 1949) was the first president of the Irish Republic. What may not be as well known is that he was a fluent speaker of the Irish language, a wonderful poet and an avid collector of Irish folklore. He fiercely objected to the ongoing "Anglicising" of…

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Added by Jim Hawkins on October 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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