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Wednesday 27 August 2014

17th Century Gaelic historian to be honoured

Greg Harkin

Published 17/02/2014 | 02:30

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THE cleric credited with rescuing Ireland's Gaelic past is set to be honoured – more than four centuries after his birth.

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Franciscan Friar, Brother Micheal O Cleirigh, was the principal of the Four Masters, the annals of which tell the history of Ireland from the earliest times.

Brother O Cleirigh is to be honoured at a school in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal, close to his birthplace circa 1590 at Creevy, outside Ballyshannon.

A committee has been working for several months to set up a summer school to honour him and his partners.

The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, May 17, this year in the Franciscan Friary Campus at Rossnowlagh.

Irish Independent

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