About     Mission     Customer Charter     Commission Members     Strategic Plan     News    
 
  PUBLICATIONS
Recent Publications
Papal registers
Armagh registers
Women's history
Surveys and Guides
Publications by Period
Papers and correspondence
History of IMC
Administration
Analecta Hibernica
Science & literature
 
CATALOGUE
 
 
OUT OF PRINT TITLES
 
 
EUROPEANA
 
 

 

 



Eoin MacNeill: memoir of a revolutionary scholar

Edited by: Brian Hughes

Eoin MacNeill was one of the most significant figures of twentieth century Irish history, a distinguished scholar, language enthusiast and politician. He founded the Gaelic League in 1893 and the Irish Volunteers in 1913. He opposed the plans for a rebellion in 1916 when he issued his controversial countermanding order on Easter Sunday 1916. He was interned for a year and after his release continued to play a leading role in the War of Independence as a member and minister of the First DŠil. In the early 1920s he was Minister for Education in the first Free State government and in 1924 was also appointed as Irish representative on the ill-fated Boundary Commission. During the 1930s MacNeill began to write a memoir of his momentous life and career. It starts with his childhood in Co. Antrim, his education in Dublin and goes on to describe his involvement in the language revival, the Volunteers and the nationalist movement after 1916. The memoir concludes with MacNeillís account of the Irish Boundary Commission which led to his departure from politics in 1925 and his return to scholarship. This important memoir has never been published and the Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to publish it as a timely tribute to MacNeill, appointed the Commissionís first chairman in 1928.

ISBN: 978-1-906865-61-0, PP: xvii + 142 , Cover: Hardback 

Price: €25.00

Purchase
 
Preview this book


 
Your basket is empty
 
 
Terms & Conditions     Privacy Policy     Copyright     Contact Us     Guidelines     Links     Basket