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
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
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.