The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798

Author: Cathal Póirtéir

Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company


Category: History

Page: 187

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To mark the 200th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion, RTE Radio 1 commissioned 13 historians to provide their insights into the rising. These lectures set Ireland in the context of Revolutionary Europe and trace the development of the United Irishman's political cultural philosophy.

The Year of Liberty

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798

Author: Thomas Pakenham,Toby Buchan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780812930887

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 8454

Describes the tragic consequences of the 1798 Irish rebellion, its legacy of violence, and its implications for the subsequent history of British-Irish relations

Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798

Author: Stuart Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849089396

Category: History

Page: 48

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In 1798, the Irish rose up against the corrupt English government run out of Dublin. Joined by both Protestants and Catholics, the rebellion quickly spread across the country. Although the Irish peasantry were armed mostly with pikes, they were able to overwhelm a number of small, isolated British outposts. However, even with the half-hearted assistance of the French, the Irish could not compete with the organized ranks of the British Army when under competent leadership. In a brutal turning of the tide, the Redcoats plowed through the rebels. In just three months, between 15,000 and 30,000 people died, most of them Irish. This book tells the story of this harsh, but fascinating, period of Irish history and covers the organization and uniforms of the forces involved.

The People's Rising

The Great Wexford Rebellion of 1798

Author: Daniel Gahan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717159159

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5819

The Wexford Rising of 1798 was the most bloody campaign in Irish history since the Williamite wars. In little than a month, over 30,000 people died. The Rising, which had been launched on a tide of revolutionary optimism, ended in slaughter. After this, the first republican revolt, Irish history was changed forever.


Memoir, Memory, and 1798

Author: Tom Dunne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843511885

Category: Historians

Page: 367

View: 3087

This book offers a memoir giving the author's intellectual and political formation and his family connection to 1798 in Wexford, a critique of the bicentenary of the rebellion, and an account of the pivotal battle of New Ross and the massacre at Scullabogue. The new edition also analyses the reception of the book by historians.

History of the Rebellion in Ireland, in the Year 1798 ... Containing an Impartial Account of the Proceedings of The Irish Revolutionists, From the Year 1782, Till the Suppression of the Rebellion ; With an Appendix to Illustrate Some Facts

Author: James Bentley Gordon

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Year Of Liberty

The Great Irish Rebellion of 1789

Author: Thomas Pakenham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141959

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 8165

This classic account of the great Irish rebellion of 1798 remains the only full-scale history of that tragic event. As relevant today as it was when first published in 1969, THE YEAR OF LIBERTY is now reissued with the addition of a chronology and a glossary of terms. In May 1798 a hundred thousand peasants rose against the British government in Ireland. By the time the revolt had been put down four months later, thirty thousand dead were literally rotting in heaps in a smoking and desolate countryside. Yet it was not a schoolroom story of the heroic oppressed rising against the brutal oppressor, but the result of a complex, tragic, often absurd and sometimes heroic interplay between different groups of people. A tough and arrogant oligarchy of country gentlemen, mainly Protestant and mainly British in origin, lived off a Catholic peasantry. Meanwhile, idealistic merchants and hot-headed young lawyers dreamed and plotted for an Irish Republic on the French model. From a mass of sources including confidential government reports, contemporary newspapers, poems, broadsheets and letters, the author pieces together a story at once complex, tragic, absurd and heroic.

The Women of 1798

Author: Dáire Keogh,Nicholas Furlong

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781851823598

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6744

This volume, a companion to The Mighty Wave published in 1996, examines the role of the women in the Iri sh rebellion of 1798. '

Fellowship of Freedom

The United Irishmen and 1798

Author: Kevin Whelan

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 162

View: 1748

Provides a lavishly illustrated overview of the 1798 rebellion as well as an exciting historical analysis written by one of Ireland's leading specialists on 1798 and its effects.

Dublin 1916

The Siege of the GPO

Author: Clair Wills

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036338

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 3045

"This book unravels the events in and around the GPO [General Post Office] during the Easter Rising of 1916. Drawing on participant and eyewitness accounts, diaries, and newspaper reports, Clair Wills recreates the harrowing moments that transformed the GPO from an emblem of nineteenth-century British power and civil government, to an embattled barricade, and finally to a national symbol."--Inside jacket.

A Concise History of Ireland

Author: P.W. Joyce

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1614307016

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4074

Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914) was an Irish historian and writer who specialized in creating histories of localities all throughout Ireland. As a result of his efforts, he became one of the most important Irish cultural figures of the late 19th century, producing works about the languages, music, literature, folklore, and the background of the names of places all throughout Ireland.