Fenian


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Fenian

(formerly) a member of an Irish revolutionary organization founded in the US in the 19th century to fight for an independent Ireland
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Soon released from prison, O'Neill was feted in Fenian circles as the hero of Ridgeway--a battle gloriously won amid a campaign ignominiously lost--and promptly set about planning another invasion.
Among the first wave of activists to join the ranks of the IRB in 1858, Skibbereen shopkeeper O'Donovan Rossa was jailed for life for high treason after plotting a Fenian rising in 1865.
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 Fenian Brotherhood was an international secret society committed to establishing an independent Irish republic through force of arms.
This third collection divides into four topical areas: 1) two articles on the Fenian "invasions" and agitations 1866-8; 2) four articles on riots and the law's instrumental responses 1864-1914; 3) four articles on the North-West rebellions of 1874 and 1885, focusing largely on Manitoba; and 4) two articles introducing two spymasters and the Criminal Code 1892.
Blake Brown deal with the events surrounding the Fenian invasion, as well as the security responses to them.
The Irish-American Fenian movement, founded in 1859, seized the opportunity to combat the "sinister hand of the Anglo-Saxon" in occupied Ireland (12).
Snay's first chapter offers a detailed look at the development of the Fenian movement, the spread of Union League Clubs among southern freedpeople, and the terror of the Ku Klux Klan.
THIS GROUP BELONGED TO A SECRET SOCIETY CALLED THE FENIAN BROTHERHOOD.
Working with them, I got to know their regimental history and that they took part in the defense of the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870.
As for his mention of Fenian being a name for IRA members, I can only assume when I and many other Celtic fans are abused with terms such as "Fenian b***" then Mr Leggat thinks we are all members of the IRA, which is of course absolute garbage.
In the nineteenth century, Fenian activities caused widespread alarm.