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Society of United Irishmen

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Society of United Irishmen at HistoryGear.com

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Wolfe Tone's grave - Leader of the United Irishmen

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GREY ABBEY GRAVEYARD and Rev J Porter United Irishman

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United Irishmen

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Grave of William Drennan Chief Architect of the United Irishmen

The Society of United Irishmen was founded as a liberal political organisation in 18th-century Ireland that initially sought Parliamentary reform. However, it evolved into a revolutionary republican organisation, inspired by the American Revolution and allied with Revolutionary France. It launched the Irish Rebellion of 1798 with the objective of ending British monarchical rule over Ireland and founding a sovereign, independent Irish republic.
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