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Eleanor Henrietta Hull.

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Eleanor Henrietta Hull.
 

(1860-1935)

Eleanor Henrietta Hull was a Gaelic scholar and translator, she was born in Manchester, England, of a County Down family. She was educated at Alexandra College, Dublin and was a student of Irish Studies, she was encouraged in this by Standish Hayes O'Grady.

She was a journalist and scholar of Old Irish and in 1899 was co-founder of the Irish Texts Society for the publication of early manuscripts. She was honorary secretary for nearly thirty years.

Her published works include:

The Cuchulain Saga in Irish Literature (1898)
Pagan Ireland (Dublin, 1904 & 1923)
Early Christian Ireland
A Text Book of Irish Literature (2 volumes) (1906)
The Poem-Book of the Gael (London, 1912)
The Northmen in Britain (New York, 1913)
Folklore of the British Isles (1929)
A History of Ireland and her People (2 volumes) (1926)

She wrote the English versification (known as the hymn "Be Thou My Vision" ) for the Irish hymn "Bí Thusa 'mo Shúile" in 1912.

She was president of the Irish Literary Society.

She died in Wimbledon, England in 1935.

 
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