Fr. Eugene O'Growney

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Introduction

Statue of Fr. Eugene O'Growney
Courtesy of www.athboyparish.ie

Fr. Eugene O'Growney is remembered as one of the key figures in the Irish language revival of the late 1800s.

He is often referred to as An tAthair Eoghan Gramhnaigh, the Irish language version of his name.

He was a native of Co. Meath and in 1956, a statue of Fr. O'Growney was unveiled in the grounds of St. James' Church in Athboy.

In this section we will learn about his life and achievements, but first we will learn a little about the state of the Irish language in the 1800s.