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Fenian movement

(Encyclopedia) Fenian movement fē´nēən or Fenians, secret revolutionary society organized c.1858 in Ireland and the United States to achieve Irish independence from England by force. It was known…

O'Casey, Sean

(Encyclopedia) O'Casey, Sean shôn, 1884–1964, Irish dramatist, one of the great figures of the Irish literary renaissance. A Protestant, he grew up in the slum district of Dublin and was active…

Home Rule

(Encyclopedia) Home Rule, in Irish and English history, political slogan adopted by Irish nationalists in the 19th cent. to describe their objective of self-government for Ireland. Origins of the…

Ireland

(Encyclopedia) Ireland, Irish Eireâr´ə [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles. The island is…

Brewer's: Stone of the Broken Treaty

Limerick. About a century and a half ago England made a solemn compact with Ireland. Ireland promised fealty, and England promised to guarantee to the Irish people civil and religious…

The Year of the Potato

Potatoes as a global food by Elizabeth Olson Related Links Global Food Crisis Top Ten Greenest Buildings in the U.S. Earth Day A Warming…

Ireland Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Ireland Index: People and History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Irish Relations PEOPLE AND HISTORYThe Irish people…