Friday, September 16, 2011 7:38
The smutty and libellous doggerel quoted below, and widely published at the time, demonstrates the extent to which the ‘establishment’ would go in 1832 to blacken the emerging Catholic political class.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:56
The list of names of Catholic Newry electors (2/2) of 1832 reproduced here is more interesting in a variety of ways to us 180 years later, than was its original intent (which was to intimidate Catholic electors who had failed to vote for the Catholic Dennis Maguire).
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 20:47
The following list of names of allegedly recalcitrant Catholic electors of the Borough of Newry in the 1832 election to Parliament (Imperial) was printed and produced to punish, by intimidation, those who had failed to wrest the seat from the agents of the landlord, the Earl of Downshire.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 8:21
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Young Ireland We promised to make you aware of more of that fine group of patriots of the nineteenth century, the Young Irelanders.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:21
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Young Ireland Edward Butler (1823-1879), barrister and politician, was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, son of Michael Butler, farmer, and his wife Mary,
Friday, July 8, 2011 10:22
As we await with some anxiety the coming Orange marching season and especially Tuesday’s threatened Ardoyne confrontation, we recall the dreadful events of 1886 when Gladstone’s Home Rule bill was in the offing and rabble-rousers like Rev Hugh Hanna were stirring up emotions.
Friday, April 15, 2011 14:03
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Young Ireland It isn’t easy to define why one is left with a vaguely dissatisfied feeling at the conclusion of the Young Ireland: Rebels and Loyalists display/lecture/musical nights series. But it is important to try.
Sunday, February 20, 2011 18:26
Loyalism has its roots in the confiscation, followed by the plantation of Irish land by the English rulers from Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century to William of Orange at the end of the 17th century.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 9:27
Perhaps the most infamous character ever to come from Newry (it is said) in the past two centuries is William Hare.