Thom's Irish Who's Who/McNeill, John (Eoin)

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McNEILL, John (Eoin), B.A. (R.U.I.), D.Litt. (N.U.I.), M.R.I.A. Educ. at St. Malachy's College, Belfast; entered Civil Service, 1888; was in the Accountant-General's Office, Law Courts, Dublin, for 20 years; was the originator of the Gaelic League and has been its Vice-President and President; formerly Editor of Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge, and later of An Claidheamh Soluis; co-editor of Eachtra Lomnochtain (an Ossianic tale from MS.): began study of Old and Middle Irish, 1890; Prof, of Early and Medieval Irish History at University College, Dublin, from 1909: is Lecturer on Irish Archæology at Maynooth; on Governing Body of University College, Dublin, 1908; Senator of the National University; Member of the original Provisional Committee which organised the Irish National Volunteers; elected M.P. (Sinn Fein) for Londonderry City and for the National University, 1919; Speaker of Dail Eireann, 1921-2; Minister of Education, 1922. Author of Duanaire Fhinn and editor and annotator of numerous Irish Texts; b. at Glenarm, Co. Antrim, 1868. Res.: 3 Southhill Avenue, Booterstown, Co. Dublin.