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[The duties of the Professor shall consist in delivering before the Academy a Series or Coarse of Lectures annually during the Session; such Series or Course to consist of such number of Lectures, not being less than four in each Session, as the Council of the Royal Irish Academy shall from time to time appoint.

The subject of such Annual Series or Course of Lectures shall concern the Celtic Languages.

W. M. Hennessy was elected the Todd Professor for 1882–84. The first series was delivered during the Session 1882–83. The Lectures on the Mesca Ulad, as revised by the author, are now published. The others, left unrevised at the time of his decease, will be revised and published with as little delay as possible.

January 21, 1889.