A VERY SHORT COURSE IN IRISH HISTORY. Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763-1798). was a teacher and lawyer member of the Protestant Ascendency But was also one of Ireland’s greatest patriots Helped to create the United Irishmen was captured by the British after the United Irishmen were outlawed
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was a teacher and lawyer
member of the Protestant Ascendency
But was also one of Ireland’s greatest patriots
Helped to create the United Irishmen
was captured by the British after the United Irishmen were outlawed
Took his own life to avoid giving the British the satisfaction of executing him
A poster for the opening run at the Abbey Theatre. Synge's In the Shadow of the Glen features.
Easter RisingApril 24, 1916“The Easter Rising was a complete failure, yet without it Ireland might never have been free of English Rule” - Sean O’Faolain
“The Rising was over, but it was not over. It has been called 'the triumph of failure' because it made martyrs of its leaders and their deaths revived the spirit of republican separatism.”
The Troubles were a series of disputes between Northern Ireland's Unionist community and Nationalist community.
The period originated as a result of the centuries-long debate over whether Ireland, or part of Ireland, should be part of the United Kingdom.
Ben O’Farrell and Mary Poellinger
“Loyalists” in Northern Ireland opposed Catholic Emancipation in the 1790s.
Loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland who oppose the effort toward a united Ireland.
Founded in 1966.