Young Ireland

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Young Ireland


a grouping within the Irish bourgeois intelligentsia, formed initially within the Repeal Association founded in 1840. From 1842 the group centered on the journal the Nation and took on the character of an independent organization.

The liberal wing of Young Ireland under C. G. Duffy attempted to limit its activities to the propagandizing of national culture. But radical elements led by T. Davis, J. F. Lalor, and later J. Mitchel strove to promote a revolutionary struggle for Irish independence and for satisfaction of the demands of the Irish peasantry. Under their influence, the greater part of the membership of Young Ireland broke with the Repeal Association and joined the Irish Confederation, founded in 1847, which headed the left wing of the Irish national-liberation movement. The defeat of the Irish Rebellion of 1848 and the subsequent repressions halted the activities of Young Ireland.


Jackson, T. A. Bor’ba Irlandii za nezavisimosf. Moscow, 1949. (Translated from English.)
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