Henry Morris (1874 - 1945):
Teacher and writer
Henry Morris was born near Lisdoonan, County Monaghan. He was educated at Lisdoonan School and taught there from 1888 to 1901. He founded the Gaelic League in Lisdoonan and promoted it throughout County Monaghan. From 1901 to 1907, he taught in Dundalk and was co-founder of the Louth Archaeological Society in 1903. In 1907 he moved to Strabane, County Tyrone, and was organiser of Irish in schools. In 1912 he moved to Derry and later became a school inspector in Skerries, and in 1923 became a divisional inspector in Sligo. By 1932 he was deputy chief inspector. He published widely in many journals and newspapers, and his books include Greann na Gaedhilge (1901); Seanfhocla Uladh (1907); Ceithearnach Ui Dhomhnaill (1912); Cead de Cheoltaibh Uladh (1915) and Amhrain na Midhe (1933). He was an educationalist, an Irish scholar, a folklorist, an archaeologist, a historian and a prolific writer.