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Macdonald, Alexander (1755–1837), Roman Catholic priest and Scottish Gaelic scholar, was born in the west highlands of Scotland. Aged eleven he was received into the Roman Catholic seminary of Bourblach, in North Morar, by Bishop Hugh Macdonald. Alexander Macdonald was later sent to the ...


MacEachainn, Eoghan [Evan Maceachen] (1769–1849), Roman Catholic priest and Gaelic scholar, was born at Arisaig, Inverness-shire, and educated in a school at Ruthven, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He was sent in 1788 to the Scots College at Valladolid, where he was ordained priest in 1798. On his return to the mission he was stationed at ...


Tomás Seamus Ó Fiaich (1923–1990) by unknown photographer by courtesy of the Armagh Archdiocesan Archive


Ó Fiaich, Tomás Seamus (1923–1990), scholar and cardinal, was born on 3 November 1923 at Annamore, Cullyhanna, parish of Lower Creggan, co. Armagh, the second of two sons of Patrick Fee (1882–1964), schoolteacher, and his wife, Annie (1891–1932), also a schoolteacher, daughter of ...