Theobald Wolfe Tone

Standard Name: Tone, Theobald Wolfe


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Friends, Associates Frances Wright
FW 's close friend Robina Millar had written letters of introduction for her and her sister, and once in New York they made the acquaintance of the conservative Charles Wilkes , nephew of the radical...
Textual Production Susanna Watts
It is uncertain whether this was the first edition, for it was often reprinted with no date at all. Besides a Dublin edition of 1789, and London ones of 1794 and 1799, a cheap, undated...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Medbh McGuckian
This is an anniversary volume, looking back two hundred years to a watershed year in Irish history: a year of assassinations, martial law, the Rebellion or Rising that began in late May, the virtual wiping...
Travel Maud Gonne
MG travelled around the USA on a fund-raising tour, seeking money for the Amnesty Association (whose object was the liberation of jailed Fenians) and for a memorial to Wolfe Tone .
Tone killed himself in...


October 1791: Wolfe Tone, on a three-week visit to Belfast,...

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October 1791

Wolfe Tone , on a three-week visit to Belfast, founded a United Irish Society or club of United Irishmen.

10 July 1793: In the Irish House of Lords Lord Chancellor...

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10 July 1793

In the Irish House of Lords Lord Chancellor Fitzgibbon accused Wolfe Tone (on the basis of a letter written two years previously) of favouring Irish separatism.

22 August 1798: A French invasion force landed at Killala,...

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22 August 1798

A French invasion force landed at Killala, County Mayo, Ireland: joined by some Irish reinforcements, it won a victory at Castlebar but was finally defeated near Granard, County Longford, by British troops. The...

21 October 1803: Irish patriot Thomas Russell was hanged by...

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21 October 1803

Irish patriot Thomas Russell was hanged by the British authorities at Downpatrick prison.


Tone, Theobald Wolfe. The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone, 1763-1798. Editors Moody, Theodore William et al., Clarendon, 1998.