• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Ireland 1790

Extracts from this document...


Ireland 1790 - 1921 Revolutionary Nationalists Revolutionary Nationalists believe that in having Ireland as one individual country, could be gained by using violent methods, thus their history of failures. They have a record of many failed revolt's, the first of which was led by a man named Wolfe Tone in 1798, which was shortly after the Great Famine which devastated most of Ireland. The Great Famine altogether killed between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people. Many Catholics died or fled to the USA which automatically lost supporters or followers of the party itself. Again in 1848 and 1858 there were another two failed uprisings. In 1880 The Fenian's and the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) helped form the Land League, which was devoted to the Land Rights. In 1905 Sinn Fein were established. In 1913 the Nationalist Party, Fenian's formed a private army of 75,000 which were made up of 'Irish Volunteers'. ...read more.


In 1885 Charles Stewart Parnell led the Nationalist Party of MP's to Westminster and then in 1886 the Home Rule Bill was debated for the first time, shortly after the Home Rule was abandoned. In 1914 the Home Rule was debated a second and was finally passed by Parliament. However, the Home Rule was postponed until the end of WW1, When indeed most people thought the war would be over by Christmas of that year when infact it lasted for 4 years. After the war a settlement was agreed and Ireland was separated in two, two individual counties so to speak they became known as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Unionists The Unionist party want to stay a part of the UK. Looking back, they have had a much more successful history. ...read more.


The British lost control of the South but Protestants in the North enabled them to their hold on the North. ... In 1921, Ireland was finally divided into two; Northern Ireland which was ruled/or part of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, which was ruled by themselves and has a completely different Government system to Britain. Both Nationalist party's wouldn't have been happy or disappointed with the divide, although they weren't able to join Ireland as one and be an independent country; it was the closest thing they were going to get as to what they wanted or thought was best for Ireland and the people that lived there. The Unionist party's would have been very angry and disappointed by the loss of the south; they did everything they could to keep the whole of Ireland part of the UK. However, living in Northern Ireland, which was now a separate country, they were no longer the minority but were the majority. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 there has been a relative period of ...

    Moreover the recent events of St Andrews have made a big impact on the campaign for peace. Gerry Adams called the St Andrews Agreement a 'work in progress'. What does this mean? In my opinion by Gerry Adams using the term a 'work in progress' it leaves me to believe

  2. The Great Famine

    These reports suggest a crisis in the economy of the West of Ireland, mostly due to the pressures of a rising population. The most conclusive change in Irish demographic behaviour in the 30 years prior to the famine is the steady rise in emigration levels.

  1. To what extent was the Irish Famine merely an excuse for Peel to repeal ...

    whilst protecting and to some extent also improving the position of the landed classes. The idea that Peel always wanted freedom of trade, is one of the factors that encouraged me to question whether Peel used the Irish Famine to his advantage, and always wanted the repeal or whether as he proclaimed the Irish Famine was his reason for repeal.

  2. Northern Ireland

    Source E shows a Nineteen Century Protestant cartoon showing Erin (Ireland) bound to ropes by a Catholic priest. The source does not tell me why Erin is bound in ropes by the Catholic priest and also whether Erin is a Catholic or a Protestant.

  1. Why was Ireland partitioned in 1922?

    The main aims of the Unionists were to remain being governed from London and to remain in the UK, their supporters were mainly Protestants and some Catholics, landowners, professionals, and Anglican Protestants, they also had very strong support from the church of Ireland.

  2. The Panchayat system as an early form of conflict resolution in Trinidad.

    Usually, when the disputes of the Indians from Dow Village and Esperanza came to the courts. Mr Andre asked if the Panchayat mediated and what was the outcome. Many times he sent the disputants back to the community and the Panchayat.

  1. History Ireland

    This is one of the main differences between Republicans. Question 2 Choose two events that in the last 100 years which are particularly important in shaping the views of today's: Loyalists/Unionists/Protestants Republicans/Nationalists/Catholics In the last 100 years there have been several events which have shaped the views of the protestant and Catholics to the way it is today.

  2. Easter Rising

    The IRA were acting in northern Ireland in the 1970s unwards and their actions let to many deaths. Martyrs, prepared to use armed violence against the British were created and became part of the Irish popular legend. By 1921 a truce was called.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work