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One of the most prolific Ulster-born writers of this period was Canon James Hannay who served as rector in Westport, Co. Mayo. Hannay ...
  Spoken Irish
This poem was written in 1890. Like much of the Irish literature of the period, it drew its inspiration from the land and from the ...
  Irish speakers
By the end of the 19th century the number of people who spoke Irish as their only language was very small. As the graphs show the ...

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