Kilmainham Treaty


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Kilmainham Treaty

 

an agreement reached in 1882 between the British Liberal government of W. Gladstone and the leader of the Irish Home Rule party, C. Parnell, who was in the Kilmainham jail (near Dublin). For certain concessions obtained from the government, Parnell pledged to use his influence to end agrarian disturbances. The British government released Irish leaders from prison and replaced the most odious colonial officials. The Kilmainham Treaty marked the turning of the bourgeois Home Rule supporters away from alliance with the peasant masses toward a policy of accommodation with the British ruling circles.

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The author of this biography begins with the important reminder that Michael Davitt was not yet forty when the Kilmainham Treaty was signed (11).
Marley shows how Davitt's radical support of land nationalization alienated Davitt from Parnell and his supporters who, following the Kilmainham Treaty, increasingly turned toward Home Rule.
The Fenians both in Ireland and America had disliked the Kilmainham Treaty and might have quit the coalition, but were embarrassed by their connections with the Invincibles.