Wednesday 17 January 2018

17th Century Gaelic historian to be honoured

Greg Harkin

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

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

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News