Pictured at Áras an Uachtaráin recently are L-R Zhen Yao; Eva Moran, Eddie Murphy, President Michael D. Higgins, Brian Murphy, Jerry Crean, Mary Murphy, Kathryn Murphy and Joe Moran.
The local launch of “Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde” will takes place tomorrow, in the Douglas Hyde Centre, Portahard, Frenchpark tomorrow, Friday October 28th, at 6pm.
The launch will be performed by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Denis Naughten and former Minister Mary O’Rourke.
The author, Brian Murphy, whose family hails from Ard na Greine, Roscommon Town, was recently invited to meet President Michael D. Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin. The President has a huge interest in Douglas Hyde and wanted to discuss aspects of the book with Brian. Members of the Moran family were also invited to attend the reception including Brian’s mother Kathryn Murphy (Nee Moran, originally from Ard na Greine, Roscommon), uncle Joe Moran (originally from Ard na Greine, Roscommon), uncle Jerry Crean (currently living in Ardsallagh, Roscommon) and aunt Eva Moran (currently living in Roscommon Town).
“Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde” is the first comprehensive analysis of Hyde’s presidency and uses significant new research to show Hyde’s considerable impact on the development and perception of the office of President of Ireland. Even today, Hyde’s wider achievements remain central to the life of our nation. He preserved for us our vibrant culture and, through his benign presidency, he progressed stability and constitutional order. He deserves more from history than to be a forgotten patriot.
The book is available in shops now and is available here for the special price of €15.99.