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michaelgreen@ireland-information.com THE 1798 REBELLION IN IRELAND ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1.
The rebellion The United Irishmen go-it-alone By the winter of 1797/98, with hopes of a renewed French attempt fading, the United Irishmen were forced to adopt a go-it-alone military strategy focused on Dublin.
The rebellion of 1798 heightened the awareness to the Catholic peasantry of the situation that they were in and showed them that there may be alternatives to be won.
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 Irish Rebellion of 1798   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Irish Rebellion of 1798 or 1798 rebellion as it is known locally, was an uprising in 1798, lasting several months, against the British establishment in Ireland.
This was the high point of the Rebellion however, and the Wexford rebels suffered defeats at Battle of New Ross, Arklow and Newtownbarry before being finally defeated at the battle of Vinegar Hill on 21 June.
While the suppression of the Rebellion throughout Ireland was characterised by vicious brutality by Crown forces, the Wexford rebels were guilty of massacring loyalist civilians at Scullabogue and Wexford bridge.
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 1798 Rebellion
During the months which followed the Irish rebellion of 1798, a French army landed in the south of Ireland to help the insurgents in their struggle against the British Crown.
Lisburn was a centre of the agitation that preceded : the '98 rebellion.
Indeed, one of the reasons for the defeat of the attack on Antrim was undoubtedly the arrival of reinforcements from the army camp at Blaris.
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 1798 - myth versus reality, Issue 34
From republicans, claiming 1798 as the birth of their tradition; to the Orange Order, re-enacting the Battle of the Diamond which resulted in their establishment in 1795.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to understand 1798 without considering the nature of Irish society after the upheavals of the 1600s including the Ulster Plantation, the Cromwellian invasion in 1649 and the Battle of the Boyne in 1691.
Of course, the main use or abuse of 1798 has been by the republican movement which sought legitimacy for the 'armed struggle' by wrapping itself in the mantle of Wolfe Tone.
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 Irish Rebellion of 1798
The Irish Rebellion of 1798 (1) - The
Towards the end of January 1798 the British Government of Ireland were informed, by the Viceroy, of "very unpleasant" accounts of the Midlands.
The Irish Rebellion continued to spread from the South and West to a peak where Dublin itself was under threat.
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 Read Ireland - Top Tens - 1798 Rebellion/Wolfe Tone
The rebellion of 1798 was the most violent and tragic event in Irish history between the Jacobite wars and the Great Famine of the 1840s.
He shows that the rebellion was the result of Pitt's failure to have any policy for Ireland; the misplaced optimism of Wolfe Tone and the 'United Irishmen'; and the tragic illustions of the Irish peasantry, who were quite unprepared for war.
The result of the rebellion was no less disastrous: Britain imposed a Union on terms that proved unacceptable to the majority of the Irish people, and there was a legacy of violence and hatred that has persisted to the present day.
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 Special Collections: The Irish Rebellion of 1798
The 1798 rising occurred in the spring and summer and involved between 30,000 and 50,000 insurgents and around 76,000 government troops.
There were two main centers of rebellion: in Eastern Ulster, where the insurgents were decisively defeated at Antrim and at Ballynahinch, and in South Leinster, where the critical rebel defeat occurred at Vinegar Hill (Co. Wexford) on 21 June.
Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland, from the Arrival of the English: Also a particular Detail of that which broke out the XXIIID of May MDCCXCVIII; with the History of the Conspiracy which preceded it; and the Characters of the Principal Actors in it.
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 1798 Rebellion in County Clare
During 1798 Clare was represented at the meeting held in Dublin to make the final plans for the rebellion and Claremen fought in the major battles of the uprising, and on both sides.
Fireball McNamara fought with the rebels at Vinegar Hill (21 June, 1798).
In the winter on 1798, rebellion broke out in western Clare, but was quickly dealt with by the Kilrush Yeomanry, officers and seamen of His Majesty's gunboats and some strong detachments of dragoons.
www.clarelibrary.ie /eolas/coclare/history/clare_1798_rebellion.htm   (1993 words)

 The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland
The United Irish Rebellion began at the tiny village of Boolavogue, in County Wexford, on May 26th, 1798, where the insurgents were led by the legendary Father John Murphy, who told his followers: "It is better to die like fighting men than to be shot down like dogs in the ditches".
When the Rebellion was finally over, the British government forced an Act of Union on the Irish people that would prove to be another sad and tragic episode in the legacy of England's misrule of its closest neighbour.
The 1798 pike consisted of a plain iron head mounted on a wooden shaft, usually of ash, because of its straight growth.
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 The Rebellion of 1798
Here the rebellion assumed a religious character which it had not elsewhere: the rebels were nearly all Roman Catholics, though many of their leaders were Protestants.
After the rebellion had been crushed, a small French force of 1,060 men under general Humbert landed at Killala in Mayo on the 22nd of August 1798, and took possession of the town.
But Tone died from his self-inflicted wound on the 19th of November 1798 In the numerous trials during and after the rebellion, Curran was always engaged on the side of the prisoners; and though he did not often succeed, his fearless and brilliant speeches were wonderful efforts of genius.
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 The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland
In the Spring of 1798, pressure was mounting for a rising without the French, and after the arrest of most of the Leinster leadership a date for the rising was set by those who escaped.
On 4th and 5th June the rebellion suffered its most decisive defeat at the battle of New Ross, and on 9th the defeat at the battle of Arklow was the last major attempt to spread the rebellion to neighbouring counties.
The rebellion of the United Irishmen was not a rebellion for four abstract green fields, free of John Bull.
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 Kilbeggan in 1798 - Westmeath Rebellion, Heritage, Research, Irish History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the main features of the 18th century was that prior to the Rebellion of 1798 there was no real threat to the existing order for over a century but visitors to Ireland commented mainly on the poverty and poor living conditions.
The significance of the 1798 Rebellion was that on the one hand the Protestant Ascendancy and the British Government were alarmed and it helped to confirm the belief that a legislative union with Britain was the best solution from a security and police point of view.
The 1798 Rebellion brought about the Act of Union with Britain in 1801 but it also laid the groundwork for a tradition that was to break that union in the 20th century.
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 1798 Rebellion in County Kildare - Athy
Strong action by the military prior to the Rebellion, had subdued the area around Athy and, significantly, the messenger sent to Campbell, to order him to withdraw to Naas, was killed by the Rebels.
Prior to the rebellion Athy had been a centre of military repression, especially with the operation of the "Triangles" by Captain James Rawson in an effort to procure information against the United Irishmen.
During the rebellion, the town became a loyalist haven, as many loyalists from the surrounding areas took refuge in the town.
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 Wexford and the 1798 Rebellion
Wexford was to provide the greatest threat to the Crown of any counties in the rebellion.
It had not been a hotbed of the United Irishmen, and thus had not received the repression suffered by some other counties, until it burst upon its people in terrible fury after the arrest of the Leinster Committee.
It was a still warm night - the rebellion was fought in one of the driest and warmest summers in living memory.
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The 1798 Rebellion was the most widespread of all the Irish Rebellions.
Consequently, County Tipperary was placed under martial law from 30 March 1798 as the whole county was declared to be in "a state of rebellion".
On 23/24 July 1798, a pitched battle occurred between the United Irishmen rebels and Government troops at the Battle of Carrickoclear, near the mountain of Slievenamon in County Tipperary.
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 The Rebellion in Wicklow
Any examination of the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow must necessarily begin by looking at the neighbouring county of Wexford, since it was here that the local rebels first took a stand.
For the Rebellion to succeed it had to spread from the south east and connect up with the Rebellion in Ulster, hopefully gathering support along the way.
The Rebellion was characterised both in Wicklow and Wexford by systematic burning of houses, churches and businesses by both sides.
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 1798, Wexford County Council - Comhairle chontae Loch Garman
A succinct narrative of the rise and progress of the rebellion in the County of Wexford, especially in the vicinity of Ross.
A history of the rise, progress, cruelties and suppression of the rebellion in the County of Wexford, in the year of 1798, to which is annexed the author’s account of his captivity and merciful deliverance.
A personal narrative of those transactions in the County Wexford, in which the author was engaged during the awful period of 1798.
www.wexford.ie /wex/Departments/Library/LocalStudies/1798   (253 words)

 Wicklow Mountains National Park - 1798 Rebellion, Social History
Though the rebellion had been quickly defeated, the Wicklow uplands provided shelter and succour to rebel troops for a number of years afterwards.
Although the government had responded to the outbreak of violence in the summer of 1798 with a ruthlessness which included summary execution, floggings and imprisonment without trial, armed rebels remained ensconced in the hills of Wicklow for the next five years.
The proportionate fall in numbers in the upland regions of the county was even greater as marginal lands were abandoned in favour of urban habitation.
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 The 1798 rebellion in Ireland and it's meaning today
On the 4th and 5th of June the rebellion suffered its most decisive defeat at the battle of New Ross with over 10% of the Wexford rebels being killed or being massacred in the aftermath of the battle.
Of particular note is the way the women of 1798 have either been written out of history all together or exist only as the faithful wives of the nationalist histories and the blood crazed witches of the loyalist accounts.
The failure of the rebellion is lexplained' by the inevitability of revolutionary movements being betrayed by informers.
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 Irish Northern Aid, Inc./1798 Rebellion
During 1798 women throughout the country played a prominent part in the United Irishmen and many fought and died during the rising.
They crushed with great severity the republican insurrection of 1798 in which Ulster Presbyterians, led by men like Henry joy McCracken and Henry Munroe, took up arms for an Irish republic and were joined by Irishmen of all denominations in various parts of the county.
On 23 May, 1798, the signal for the rising was given.
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 The Rebellion of 1798: facsimile documents - SAMPLE
Map of the parish of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, forwarded to the government by a correspondent in the parish, 7 May 1798.
The inclosed paper is a rough scetch of all the townlands in the parish of Baltinglass, and as the County Wicklow upon the late general return of men, arms and subscriptions, made about 2 months since, to furnish Mr.
The map in question illustrates the state of a disturbed part of Ireland on the eve of the rebellion, as it appeared to a concerned loyalist.
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 Irish Rebellion of 1798 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland to the expected rebellion had been secured by the establishment of Maynooth College in the same year and the church was, with a few individual exceptions, firmly on the side of the Crown throughout the entire period of the rebellion.
The first clashes of the rebellion took place just after dawn on May 24th, and widespread fighting quickly spread throughout Leinster with the county of Kildare bearing the brunt of the initial clashes.
This act passed largely in response to the rebellion and was underpinned by the perception that the rebellion was provoked as much by the brutish misrule of the Ascendancy as by the efforts of the revolutionaries.
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 Songs of 1798   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
AS MENTIONED elsewhere in this issue, 1998 is the bicentennial anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion led by the Society of United Irishmen.
A brief chronology of' the Rebellion is followed by a glossary of such items as 'Croppies', 'Dissenters' and 'pitchcapping' as well as portraits of leading figures in the rebellion.
Also included in a useful historical background to the rebellion in Ulster and Madden's original 1846 preface with his own personal impressions of Hope as an 80-ycar old man. "His private character is most excellent he is strictly- moral, utterly fearless, inflexible, and incorruptible.
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 The United Irishmen and the 1798 rebellion in Ireland
By the Autumn the rebellion had been defeated, tens of thousands were dead and a reign of terror had spread over the country.
There is a strong argument for saying that the 1798 rebellion represents the first anti-colonial struggle of the modern era.
One of the most successful British strategies of 1798 and the years that followed was to encourage the growth of sectarianism in order divide the workers and peasants of Ireland.
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from 1797 to 1798, with particular emphasis on isolating the reasons for the 1798 rebellion, and its ultimate failure.
Cullen, L.M., ‘The 1798 rebellion in its eighteenth century context’ in P.J. Corish,
Whelan, Kevin, ‘Politicisation in County Wexford and the origins of the 1798 rebellion’ in H. Gough and D. Dickson, eds.,
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 Battle of New Ross (1798) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was fought between the Irish Republican insurgents called the United Irishmen and British Crown forces composed of regular soldiers, militia and yeomanry.
The attack on the town of New Ross on the River Barrow, was an attempt by the recently victorious rebels to break out of county Wexford across the river Barrow and to spread the rebellion into county Kilkenny and the outlying province of Munster.
The battle, the bloodiest of the 1798 rebellion, began at dawn on 5th June 1798 when the Crown garrison was attacked by a force of almost 10,000 rebels, massed in three columns outside the town.
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 Amazon.com: The Year of Liberty: The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798: Books: Thomas Pakenham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
What the rebels and their French allies hoped would be a year that would see Ireland set free turned utterly tragic, as both sides committed atrocities and the Marquis Cornwallis, who had surrendered Yorktown to Washington during his service in America, took command of the British forces and tried to restore order.
The subject of the book, the 1798 rebellion of the United Irishmen concerns a watershed event in Irish history with echoes down to the present.
In 1798 they had come out of their mountains, forests and farmsteads in amazing numbers, armed mostly with primitive weapons, to confront the artillery, cavalry and guns of a modern state and its settler militia.
www.amazon.com /Year-Liberty-Great-Irish-Rebellion/dp/0812930886   (1365 words)

 Clonroche, The Village in 1798
Because of his liberal leanings Robert Carew of Castleboro, the local landlord, was not permitted to raise either a Militia or a Yeomanry Corps and so there was no need for the terror and burning in the Clonroche area that was all too prevalent in other parts of the county.
James Bently Gorden was appointed Rector of Kilegney in 1799 and wrote a history of the rebellion.
We in this area, as stated by Gordon and other notable historians, escaped most of the violence of the rebellion and continued to live in relative peace, it is only fitting we should act in a similar manner two hundred years later and let this non participation be our contribution to this remarkable event.
www.esatclear.ie /~lorcand/1798.htm   (757 words)

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