The Dictionary of Ulster Biography

George Sigerson (1836-1925) was an Irish physicist and scientist from Strabane, County Tyrone and a leading figure in the Irish Literary Revival of the late 19th century and early 20th century. As a young man, he became self-taught in Irish and became acquaintances with members of the Fenian movement such as John O’Leary and Charles Kickham. The Sigerson Cup, the premier Gaelic football championship for universities and colleges is named after him and Sigerson presented the trophy at the first tournament dinner in 1911. He was nominated to the first Senate of the Irish Free State until his death in 1925, at the age of 89.


Irish Literature: Its Origin, Environment and Influence