Irish Republican Brotherhood


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Characters Emily Lawless
Lawless conveys the tension between peasant farmers and upper-class landlords (and the English government) through the lives of her characters, and suggests, as one reviewer describes it, a sad feeling of the hopelessness ....
Family and Intimate relationships Hannah Lynch
Most unusually, the name of HL 's father remains unknown. He was a member of the Fenians who nonetheless believed in pursuing political goals through non-violence.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
HL never knew him, for he died before she...
Literary responses Charlotte Grace O'Brien
Fenian Will Upton , whose own publication venture she later encouraged, wrote to praise the novel's freedom from sensationalism. To depict our peasant life truly without prejudice is indeed a national good. . ....
politics Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
JFLW was no democrat, but an ardent Irish nationalist (as was her future husband). She was deeply discouraged by the failure of the 1848 uprising. She was supportive of the Young Irelanders and published in...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
She soon began to associate with activists Arthur Griffith , Bulmer Hobson , Eoin MacNeill , and Patrick Pearse , who were then members of such groups as the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB ).
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Despite her focus on the ICA, CCM maintained a passionate involvement with many (sometimes conflicting) groups, such as Sinn Féin , the Irish Republican Brotherhood , and the Irish Volunteers .
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
104, 118, 121
politics Dora Sigerson
Greatly moved by the Easter Rising of 1916 and the executions which followed it, DS created a sculpture in memory of the events of the Rising; the sculpture now stands in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin...
Author summary Charlotte Grace O'Brien
Irish nationalist CGOB wrote poetry (through the later nineteenth century and into the twentieth, including many sonnets and a closet drama), a single novel about a Fenian uprising, and a number of essays, some published...
Publishing Frances Power Cobbe
In the May 1866 Atlantic Monthly, FPC presented to a US audience a tempered attack on the newly prominent Fenian movement.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press.
Textual Features Hannah Lynch
Introduced in the Athenæum on 24 September 1898 as a story of an unhappy childhood,
Binckes, Faith, and Kathryn Laing. “Irish Autobiographical Fiction and Hannah Lynch’s Autobiography of a Child”. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 195-18.
Autobiography of a Child outlines the unhappy home life of a rebellious Irish girl, Angela, and the brutality and...
Textual Production Frances Power Cobbe
By 2 February 1867 FPC had published a selection of her shorter pieces under the title Hours of Work and Play, including a ghost story, a piece on social reform in India, and...
Textual Production Charlotte Grace O'Brien
CGOB published, dedicated to her father , Light and Shade, her novel about the Fenian uprising of March 1867.
This abortive uprising took place in several southern Irish centres including Limerick. CGOB 's...
Violence Queen Victoria
QV was warned that Fenians were plotting to seize and possibly assassinate her.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row.
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press.
Victoria, Queen. Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals. Editor Hibbert, Christopher, Penguin.
Violence Queen Victoria
A young man with Fenian connections was apprehended for an assassination attempt on QV ; his pistol proved not to be loaded.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row.
Victoria, Queen. Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals. Editor Hibbert, Christopher, Penguin.
Violence Queen Victoria
While the Queen and her entourage were on a drive, QV 's close personal servant and friend John Brown spotted the pistol in the hand of a bystander and wrestled the potential assassin to the...


1856: O'Donovan Rossa established the nationalist...

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O'Donovan Rossa established the nationalist Phoenix Society in Skibbereen, Ireland.

17 March 1858: The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) was...

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17 March 1858

The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) was established on St Patrick's Day in Dublin by James Stephens . It was popularly known for more than a decade as the Fenians. Later this year John O'Mahony

Early March 1867: An unsuccessful Fenian (Irish Republican...

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Early March 1867

An unsuccessful Fenian (Irish Republican Brotherhood ) uprising (described by the Cork Examiner as an insane and criminal insurrection) took place in the counties of Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, and Clare.

18 September 1867: Fenians staged an attack in Manchester on...

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18 September 1867

Fenians staged an attack in Manchester on a police van to gain the release of two Fenian prisoners who were arrested the week before; a policeman was killed. Later five men were tried for murder...

January 1881: Followers of the Fenian or Irish Republican...

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January 1881

Followers of the Fenian or Irish Republican Brotherhood man O'Donovan Rossa (who himself was in the USA) exploded a bomb in Salford, the first time a bomb had been planted in Britain to further...

May 1882: Thomas Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish,...

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May 1882

Thomas Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish , Under-Secretary and incoming Chief Secretary for Ireland, were murdered in Phoenix Park, Dublin, by extremist Fenians calling themselves the Invincibles.

1890: The year following Irish nationalist Ellen...

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The year following Irish nationalist Ellen O'Leary 's death from breast cancer on 15 October 1889, her Lays of Country, Home and Friends (many of them political) were collected and published.

25 November 1913: The Irish Volunteers were established at...

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25 November 1913

The Irish Volunteers were established at a meeting at the Rotunda Rink in Dublin, using a name from an earlier period of Irish nationalist ferment—that of the short-lived, late-eighteenth-century Dublin parliament.

December 1915: The Irish Republican Brotherhood established...

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December 1915

The Irish Republican Brotherhood established a Military Council to plan a rebellion in Ireland.

24-29 April 1916: In what became known as the Easter Rising,...

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24-29 April 1916

In what became known as the Easter Rising, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army took control of Dublin.


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