Douglas Ross Hyde aka Dubhghlas de hÍde aka An Craoibhín Aoibhinn was the 1st President of Ireland (1938 to June 1945). He was also first President of Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League) and a leading figure in the Gaelic revival.
Born in Co. Roscommon, when his mother was visiting Castlerea, his first home was in Kilmactranny Co. Sligo, until the family moved to Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon.
Hyde was interred at Tibohine Church of Ireland Cemetery, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon.
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|Date of Birth||17th Jan 1860|
|Date of Death||12th Jul 1949|
|Associated Building (s)||Long Room Library, Trinity College Dublin|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Elizabeth née Oldfield (1834–1886) married 1852 in Co. Roscommon|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Arthur Hyde (whose family were originally from Castlehyde, Fermoy, County Cork)|
|Townland born||Longford House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon (while his mother was on a short visit there).|
|Names of Siblings||Arthur Hyde (1853–79) | John Oldfield Hyde (1854–96) | Hugh Hyde (b.1856)|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Lucy Comentina Kurtz (1861-1937) born in Liverpool|
|Names of Children||Nuala Eibhlín Hyde (1894-1916) died of Consumption | Mary Úna Hyde (1898-1977) m. James W. Sealy (1876-1949) a Dublin judge|
|Occupation||Academic | Irish language activist | Politician | Linguist | First President of Ireland (1937 - 1945).|
|New Type||Grandson: Douglas Hyde Sealy (1929–2013) critic and translator of Irish poetry|