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Development of Irish Nationalism 1798-1921

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GCSE Northern Ireland 1965-85

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Development of Irish Nationalism 1798-1921

Date

Group and leader/Event

Aims

Methods

Successes/Failures /implications and outcome

Society of United Irishmen - Theobold Wolfe Tone

To secure independence for Ireland

1798

Wolfe Tone's Rebellion

To secure independence for Ireland

Violent rebellion with French support.

It was a complete failure and ultimately led Ireland and Britain into even closer Union through the Act of Union 1800. The French connection had terrified the British.

However, Tone became a legend for Irish nationalism, especially republicans, who looked back to Tone as the father of their movement.

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Catholic Association

To unite Irish Catholics into a unified political movement and secure Catholic emancipation.

Catholic rent to foster a sense of involvement and loyalty and to raise funds for the movement.

Mobilised support through the Catholic Church, who gave their support to the movement.

'awakened the political consciousness of the Irish masses' .

Wrenched Catholic Emancipation from a hostile government and king.

Associated nationalism with Catholicism - limited possible support right from the start.

1840

The Repeal Association

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