1828-1876; b. Kerry, ed. TCD, BA 1846, Hebrew Prize; taught Irish to J.
M. Synge; piper, and collector of Irish MSS; prebendary and chaplain to
the Skibbereen Workhouse; biog. in Irish Church Records, 1903 [Bartlett,
[Q.a.,] The Irish Language Movement, in Michael
Hurley S. J., ed., Irish Anglicanism 1869-1969 [issued on Centenary
of Disestablishment] (Dublin: Hodges & Figgis, 1969): Goodman succeeded in 1875 Dr. Thaddeus OMahoney, editor of Ancient Laws of Ireland; Goodmans passion was playing and recording Irish pipe music ... [he] took no scholarly interest in his native language ... friend of Douglas Hyde ... [who] did not rely on him for tuition. Ten years later, J. . Synge was less fortunate; as he complained, if an odd undergraduate of Trinity ... wished to learn a little of the language and went to the professor appointed to teach it in Trinity College, he found an amiable old clergyman who made him read a crabbed version of the New Testament, and seemed to know nothing or at least care nothing about the literature of Ireland, and the fine folk-tales of Munster and Connacht. ... Not even Hydes blandishments could persuade Goodman to join the Gaelic League when it was founded in 1893; he died 3 years later. (p.111.)