Hull, Eleanor Henrietta
b Cheetham, nr Manchester 1860, d Wimbledon, Surrey 1935. Alexandra Coll, and the Royal Coll of Science, both in Dublin. Her interest in the Celtic tradition led her to become the first London Secretary of the Irish Text Soc which she founded in 1899, and to serve as president of the Irish Literary Soc in London. She wrote widely on Irish history and literature, and in 1931 received an Hon Litt.D from the National Univ of Ireland. Her best-known publication was the Poem-Book of the Gael (1912), and she also contributed to the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics. Apart from her acclaimed (though much-varied) version of Mary Byrne’s text included here, one other of her translations features in the 2005 Church Hymnal of the Ch of Ireland. At the time of her death she was engaged in editing a series of Lives of the Celtic Saints. No.732.