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Macalister, Robert Alexander Stewartlocked

LittD (Cambridge, Dublin, and University of Wales); LLD (Glasgow); FSA, ARCO

Born Dublin, 8 July 1870; s of Professor Alexander Macalister; died 26 April 1950

Professor of Celtic Archæology, University College, Dublin, 1909–43; Organist and Choirmaster, Adelaide Road Church, Dublin, 1920–27; President, Royal Irish Academy, 1926–31; President, RSAI, 1925–28; President, Cambrian Archaeological Association, 1932–33, 1934–35; Chairman, Ancient Monuments Advisory Council, IFS; Member, IFS Historical MSS Commission


Rathmines Sch., Dublin; private study in Germany; Cambridge Univ.


Director of Excavations, Palestine Exploration Fund, 1900–09 and 1923–24


Studies in Irish Epigraphy, 3 vols, 1897–1907; Excavations in Palestine (with Dr F. J. Bliss), 1902; The Vision of Merlino, 1903; Bible Sidelights from the Mound of Gezer, 1906; Two Irish Arthurian Romances, 1908; Memorial Slabs of Clonmacnoise, 1909; A History of Civilization in Palestine, 1912, 2nd ed. 1921; The Excavation of Gezer, 3 vols, 1912; The Philistines, Their History and Civilization, 1913; A Grammar of the Nuri Language, 1914; Muiredach, Abbot of Monasterboice, His Life and Surroundings, 1914; The History and Antiquities of Inis Cealtra, 1916; Leabhar Gabhala (with Prof. MacNeill), 1916; The Life of Ciaran of Clonmacnois, 1921; A Text-book of European Archæology, 1921; Ireland in Pre-Celtic Times, 1921; Report on the Excavation of the Hill of Ophel, Jerusalem, 1925; A Century of Excavation in Palestine, 1925; 2nd edn, 1930; The Archæology of Ireland, 1927, 2nd edn, 1944; Suite in D Minor, for piano and violin, 1927; A [school] History of Western Europe, 1928; The Excavation of Uisneach (with Dr R. Ll. Praeger), 1929; Tara, a Pagan Sanctuary of Ancient Ireland, 1931; Ancient Ireland, 1935; The Secret Languages of Ireland, 1936; Translation of Dr R. R. Schmidt’s Der Geist der Vorzeit, 1936; The Book on the Taking of Ireland vol. i 1938, vol. ii, 1939, vol. iii 1940, vol. iv, 1941; The Book of Fermoy, 1939; Corpus Inscriptionum Celticarum, 1945; The Book of Ui Maine, 1943; Monasterboice, its history and monuments, 1946


Barrmore, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge