Society Of United Irishmen Research Paper

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In 1791, in an effort to end English rule, the Society of United Irishmen was founded in Belfast (McGarry, 2010). Membership was mostly Catholic and Presbyterian in Belfast, however, in Dublin Catholics and Protestants joined the group equally. This group called for Catholic emancipation (McGarry, 2010). Following the suppression of the Dublin branch in May 1794, the Society of United Irishmen became a secret society promoting armed insurrection. They mounted a rebellion in 1798. The society disappeared following a failed rebellion in 1803, but their Republican creed influenced the separatist movements of the 20th century (McMahon & O'Donoghue,

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