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Douglas Hyde and the making of the Irish Presidency

Wednesday, 17 January, 8.15pm in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

Talk by Dr Brian Murphy

Summary – Eighty years ago, Douglas Hyde was elected unopposed as Ireland’s first President. 293 more words


#OTD in 1910 – Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin and Éamon de Valera are married at St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Dublin.

Sinéad, or Jane, Ní Flannagáin was born in Ballbriggan, Co Dublin in 1878. Trained as a teacher, she took up her first teaching post in a national school in Dorset Street, Dublin. 405 more words

Gaelic League

President Higgins at Melbourne University

Irish President Michael D Higgins was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Melbourne University at a formal ceremony on 12th October 2017. 709 more words


The President and the Melbourne Diaspora

Reception at the Grand Hyatt 13th October 2017

Níl aon Tinteán mar do Thinteán féin

Extract from the President’s speech

And into the work of the Australian Irish Heritage Network and their online magazine…

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#OTD in 1919 – Éamon de Valera departed for the United States.

Éamon de Valera, the American-born president of Ireland’s revolutionary government, was smuggled out of a war-torn country on an ocean liner and into the United States of America where he launched a whirlwind, coast-to-coast tour that brought crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands onto the streets of several major American cities. 127 more words

Irish History