The world leader Douglas Hyde died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this prominent scholar and Gaelic revival leader served as Ireland’s first President.
The youngest of four sons born to Elizabeth Oldfield and rector Arthur Hyde, he spent his youth in County Roscommon, Ireland. His marriage to the English-born Lucy Kurtz resulted in daughters named Una and Nuala.
I – and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do – have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.
As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power.
I do not share the wish to see my language dead and decently buried.
Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it.
It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.