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MacNeill Eoin


Eoin Mac Neill (15th May 1867-15th October 1945) was an erudite Irishman, a lover of the Gaelic language, a nationalist activist and Sinn Feín activist. He is also famous for being responsible for the renewal of interest in the study of medieval Ireland. This key figure of the renaissance in Gaelic culture, was also one of the founders of the Gaelic League(1893), aimed at safeguarding the Irish language and culture. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Irish Volunteers. Imprisoned in 1916 and released in 1917, he was then elected to the 'Dail', the first 'national' parliament imposed on the British occupier (1918), as the Irish republican deputies refused to sit in London...


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