Eoin MacNeill
 

 

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Eoin MacNeill 1867-1945

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Born in Glenarm, County Antrim. In 1893, an article of his led to the formation of the Gaelic League. In 1913 he called for the formation of Irish Volunteers in response to the Ulster Volunteer Force. In 1916 he cancelled the orders for the Easter Rising. After prison he served in several different ministries. He was pro-Treaty and sat on the Boundary Commission, becoming unpopular after its deliberations became public. He wrote on a wide range of topics but his most important works include Phases of Irish History, Celtic Ireland, St Patrick and Early Irish Laws and Institutions. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book