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Doctor Douglas Hyde Interpretative Centre

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Portahard
Frenchpark
Roscommon
Republic of Ireland

Douglas Hyde was first President of Ireland and co-founder of Conradh Na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League). The interpretative, exhibition and information centre is dedicated to this remarkable man and is housed in the church, where his father was rector, in Frenchpark County Roscommon.

Although born and reared in the Anglo Irish tradition, Douglas Hyde was a scholar who was profoundly interested in the Irish language and traditions, he published many works under the pen name 'An Craoibhin Aoibhinn'. His contribution to Ireland is traced through informative charts, books of his poems and prose, personal items, letters, maps and photographs.

The churchyard contains the remains of the late president and other members of his family. There is no entrance charge, however, donations are very welcome.

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