Kuno Meyer of Hamburg made the Irish language the passion of his life. He reproved Irish institutions of learning for their neglect of the language. He proclaimed its importance in the context of European civilization. In 1903 he founded the School of Irish Learning to rescue the rich treasures of Irish literature from the dust and oblivion in which they had lain for generations. This book details his career, which was neither free from controversy, scholarly and political nor, in its last years, from unhappiness.
19th Century 1916 Armagh Athletics Basque Carlow Cavan Clans Clare Clonmel Cork Daniel O'Connell Derry Donegal Down Dublin Fermanagh Fethard Gaelic Galway Great Famine Ivowen J.H. Andrews Kerry Kilcash Kildare Kilkenny Landscapes Language Lansdowne Laois Londonderry Longford Meath Midlands Migration Monaghan Nicky Furlong Offaly Tipperary Tyrone Waterford Wexford Wicklow William J. Smyth