Fenians


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Fenians

Agitators for Irish independence, members of a secret organization prepared to use violence if constitutional means failed.
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The name is that of Michael O'Neill, popularly called Prince Michael, partly because he claimed descent from ancient Fenian princes, and partly because he was credited with a plan to make himself prince president of Ireland, as the last Napoleon did of France.
There had never been any wearing of the green, any Fenian conspiracies, any land disturbances.
Alone and isolated in quiet region of the country, he was far away from his political connections in Ireland as well as from the Fenians active in cities along the East Coast.
Using a slur against Catholics, the posterstyle image says Protestants should "stand up" and put Fenians "back in their place".
To finance their revolutionary army, the Fenians sold "Irish Republic" bonds to be redeemed once the Republic was restored.
By June 3, however, the Fenians found themselves cut off, their ranks eroding from desertions and as many as 5,000 Canadian reinforcements on the way.
He said: "Even 100 years after his death his name is synonymous with the Fenians and with Irish nationalism.
Although United States government support for the Fenian movement did not materialize, the return to Ireland of naturalized Irish-Americans, Fenians or not, created problems because the British government did not acknowledge that a subject of the Crown could alienate his allegiance-- an issue that went back to the era of the War of 1812.
The Fenians; Irish rebellion in the North Atlantic world, 1858-1876.
Thomas (Cillian Murphy, above) is visited in the Garrison pub by two men claiming to be IRA Fenians interested in buying the crate of guns that's come into his possession.
Parnell's defence of the Manchester Martyrs brought renewed interest from Fenians. American Fenians were eager to capitalise on Parnell's potential, though he did endure some hostility when touring America.
THE IRISH REVOLUTIONARY BROtherhood commonly referred to as the Fenians, after the name of its American counterpart The Fenian Brotherhood, was founded in 1858 with the objective of eschewing the democratic process and establishing an independent Irish republic through the use of military force.