Lalor, James Fintan

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Lalor, James Fintan

 

Born circa 1807 in Tinakill; died Dec. 27, 1849, in Dublin. Figure in the Irish national movement.

In 1847, Lalor aligned himself with the left wing of the Young Ireland society. He came out for the nationalization of the landlords’ property, sharing utopian views on nationalization of the land as the panacea for all social evils. Together with J. Mitchell he advanced the idea of a popular uprising against British colonial domination and the creation of an independent Irish republic. On the eve of the 1848 revolt he was arrested.

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