Early Irish Laws and Institutions (1934)
Book ID: 66249
Early Irish Laws and Institutions. Dublin: Burns Oates, . Frist Edition. Pp iv, 152. Cloth boards in publisher’s dust jacket. A nice bright copy.
Eoin Mac Néill, (1867-1945) Irish scholar, nationalist, revolutionary and politician. In 1893 he founded the Gaelic League, along with Douglas Hyde, and became editor of its first newspaper, Gaelic Journal. In 1908, he was appointed professor of early Irish history at University College Dublin. He later establish the Irish Volunteers prompted and encouraged by the Irish Republican Brotherhood and becoming Chief-of-Staff. Though he held this position at the outbreak of the Easter Rising he took no role in it or its planning, and even went so far as to try to prevent it.
MacNeill was an important scholar of Irish history, and among the first to study Early Irish law.