Roscommon

Doctor Douglas Hyde Interpretive Centre

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Portahard, Frenchpark, Roscommon,
E: dogara@roscommoncoco.ie

Douglas Hyde was the first President of Ireland and co-founder of Conradh Na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League). This interpretive exhibition and information centre, in Frenchpark, County Roscommon, is dedicated to this remarkable man.

Douglas Hyde was first President of Ireland and co-founder of Conradh Na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League). The interpretive 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, and 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 Hyde and other members of his family. There is no entrance charge, however, donations are very welcome.