Michael Tierney (30 September 1894 – 10 May 1975) was Professor of Greek at University College Dublin (UCD) from 1923 to 1947 and President of UCD between 1947 and 1964, and was also a Cumann na nGaedheal politician. [1 ]
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Tierney was born in 1894 in
Ballymacward, County Galway. He was educated at UCD where he won a National University of Ireland (NUI) travelling studentship. He studied classics at the Sorbonne, Athens and Berlin. He was appointed to a lectureship in classics in 1915 and to the Professorship of Greek in 1923.
Tierney was elected a
Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo North in a by-election in 1925 and for the NUI constituency in 1927, a seat he held until 1932. He was a member of [2 ] Seanad Éireann from 1938 to 1944. [1 ]
He was the prime mover behind the transfer of UCD to its present site at
Belfield. He married Eibhlín MacNeill, daughter of Eoin MacNeill, and wrote a biography of his father-in-law, Eoin MacNeill: scholar and man of action (1980).
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