Edward Gwynn

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Edward John Gwynn (County Donegal, 1868-1941) was an Irish scholar of Old Irish and Celtic literature,[1] and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin from 3 October 1927.[2]

He was third son of John Gwynn Regius Professor of Divinity.[3][4] His siblings included Stephen Gwynn[5] and Lucy Gwynn first lady registrar of Trinity College in February 1905.[6]

He was president of the Royal Irish Academy from 1934 to 1937.[7]



  1. ^ Rosemary Cullen Owens Louie Bennett 2001 - Page 134 "John Gwynn was Regius Professor of Divinity in Trinity College Dublin, 1888-1917. A learned scholar, both he and his son Edward (later Provost of TCD) became very interested in Irish and the Gaelic revival."
  2. ^ Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique Université catholique de Louvain (1835-1969) - 1928 - Volume 24 - Page 237 "Le 3 octobre 1927, M. Edward John Gwynn a été élu prévôt de Trinity Collège, à Dublin, en remplacement du Dr Bernard, décédé (Voir RHE. 1927, t.XXIII, p. 923). Frère de M. Stephen Gwynn et fils du Rev. John Gwynn, regius professor de ..."
  3. ^ The paintings and sculpture in Trinity College Dublin 1990 Page 64 "GWYNN, Edward John (1868-1941) The third son of John Gwynn, later Regius Professor of Divinity, the future Provost was born in his father's recto in County Donegal. In 1889 he graduated in classics and philosophy, and was elected Fellow ... GWYNN, John (1829-1917) Gwynn was born at Larne, County Antrim, the son of a clergyman. "
  4. ^ Richard P. Davis, Marianne Davis, William Smith O'Brien The Rebel in His Family: Selected Papers of William Smith O'Brien 1998 Page 15 "John Gwynn, subsequently Professor of Divinity at Trinity College, Dublin, was progenitor of a line of scholars and ..."
  5. ^ Edward MacLysaght -Irish families: their names, arms, and origins 1985 - Page 193 "His eldest son Stephen Gwynn (1865-1951), Nationalist M.P., was a versatile writer who published many valuable books, chiefly in the historical field. Edward J. Gwynn (1868-1941) was one of the most distinguished provosts of Trinity College"
  6. ^ Judith Harford, Claire Rush Have Women Made a Difference?: Women in Irish Universities, 1850-2010 2010 Page 19 "... fact that at this period Trinity was very much a male preserve and women were excluded from many College activities.52 Lucy Gwynn, daughter of John Gwynn, Regius Professor of Divinity, was appointed first lady registrar in February 1905."
  7. ^ thepeerage.com citing Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke's Irish Family Records, page 533.|accessdate = 6 August 2013

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