Thomas A. Finlay SJ 1848-1940
Finlay was, in turn, professor of classics, of philosophy, and of political economy in University College Dublin. A prolific writer, he founded or co-founded the Irish Messenger, Lyceum, New Ireland Review, Irish Homestead, the Irish Monthly, and Studies. He was editor of the Lyceum, New Ireland Review, and Irish Homestead - the last being the organ of the Irish Co-operative Agricultural Organisation Society, of which he was virtual co-founder with Horace Plunkett. In addition, he prepared a whole series of school textbooks, was a Commissioner of National Education, chaired the Committee on Intermediate Education, and was chairman of the trustees of the National Library, and a member of various Royal Commissions.
Publication Date: 5/19/2004