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Inauguration Address By President Douglas Hyde 26th June 1938, Dublin Castle

A Thaoisigh, tá mé buidheach díot ar son na cainnte cineálta do rinne tú.  Iarraim ar Dhia grásta agus cómhacht do thabhairt dom chun leasa na hEireann do chur ar aghaidh.  Iarraim ar Dhia ciall agus críonnacht a thabhairt do magus neart a thabhairt dom go gcóimhlíonadh mé modhualgais mar Uachtarán na hÉireann.

[* Taoiseach, I am very thankful to you for the kind speech you have made.  I ask God to grant me grace and power in order that I may forward the best interests of Ireland.  I also ask God for sense, prudence and strength in order to fulfil my duties as President.]