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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hyde, Douglas

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HYDE, DOUGLAS, an Irish author. He was born in Roscommon and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Has been leading promoter of the revival of the Irish language and Irish customs and was president of the Gaelic League from its foundation till 1915. Has written many books both in Irish and English. President of the Irish Texts Society, Examiner in Irish to the Royal University. Received honorary freedom of Dublin, Cork, and Kilkenny in 1906 on returning from America with $55,000 for Gaelic League. His works include: “Love Songs of Connacht” (in Irish with English translation); “Literary History of Ireland”; “Mediaeval Tales from the Irish.”