Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT, 2005.
became involved with various political scenes through her family members and friends. The Fitzgibbon half of her family were conservative Unionists, and she was influenced by her maternal great-uncle Gerald Fitzgibbon
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and John Dillon
began an Irish movement called the Plan of Campaign, to support tenants in conflict with landlords and build up a defence fund.