Love Songs of Connacht. Dun Emer Press (1904)

Author: Dogulas Hyde

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Love Songs of Connacht being the fourth chapter of The Songs of Connacht. Collected and Translated by Douglas Hyde LL.D., ‘An Craoibhín Aoibhinn’ President of the Gaelic League. Dundrum: Dun Emer Press, 1904. Pp, 128, uncut. Quarter linen boards lightly worn, title labels to front cover and spine; in publisher’s glassine jacket. A near fine copy.

One of 300 Copies Printed. The Third book from Dun Emer Press.

Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), pseudonym An Craoibhín Aoibhinn distinguished Gaelic scholar and writer and first president of the Republic of Ireland. He was the outstanding figure in the struggle for the preservation and extension of the Irish language from 1893, when he founded the Gaelic League. After teaching modern Irish for many years (1909-32), Hyde became, in 1938, the president of Ireland. He held the office until 1945.

Known by his Gaelic name, An Craoibhin Aoibhinn, he was the author of many works, including a Literary History of Ireland (1899) and Love Songs of Connacht (1894).

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