Chair of Old and Middle Irish and Celtic Philology at University College, Galway from 1966 to 1994.
I gcathair Luimnigh a rugadh é ar an 25 Eanáir 1929 ina mhac ag Jack McKeon agus a bhean chéile Margaret Whelan. Bhí beirt deartháireacha sa gclann a ba óige ná é, John (1931) agus Willie (1935-1976) Fuair sé scolaíocht sa Mhodh-Scoil, Luimneach, agus i gColáiste na Dea-Chomhairle, Ros Mhic Treoin, Co. Loch Garman, 1933-47.
Prof. Gearóid Mac Eoin was born on the 25th January 1929. He received his primary education at the Model School, Limerick (1933-1942) and his secondary education in Good Counsel College, New Ross, Co. Wexford (1942-1947).
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