Hugh Ward (1580 - 1635):
Hugh Ward was born in Lettermacaward, County Donegal, a member of the principal bardic family of Ulster. He was educated in Donegal, where he joined the Franciscans, and at Salamanca. In 1616 he was appointed the first Professor of Theology at Louvain. He was highly knowledgeable about Irish literature and was himself the author of poetry in the bardic tradition. He collaborated in the compilation of John Colgan's Acta Sanctorum Hibernae. He died in Louvain and is buried there.