Monday, 24 November 2008

Triunuo Kolegio Trinity News:

For much of its history, Trinity College would not have been perceived as sympathetic to Gaelic culture and identity. Nonetheless, it has had an important connection with the fortunes of the language since its establishment.

In its early years, Trinity provided training for the clergy of the Established Church, in order to promote the reformed faith in the language of the majority of the people.

William Bedell, one-time provost, was responsible, as Bishop of Kilmore, for the translation of the Old Testament into Irish. Dr Douglas Hyde, a son of the rectory, founder of the Gaelic League and first President of Ireland, was a student in College...

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