C1866

The Fenian Conspiracy in Ireland: Arrival of Fenian prisoners at Mountjoy prison, Dublin

Engraved view of  the Fenian issue in Ireland. The Fenians were a transatlantic association consisting of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, founded in Dublin by James Stephens in 1858, and the Fenian Brotherhood, founded in the United States by John O’Mahony … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Fenian Conspiracy in Ireland: Arrival of Fenian prisoners at Mountjoy prison, Dublin

Date:

C1866

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

237mm 
x 350mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Fenian Conspiracy in Ireland: Arrival of Fenian prisoners at Mountjoy prison, Dublin - Antique View from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Engraved view of  the Fenian issue in Ireland.

The Fenians were a transatlantic association consisting of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, founded in Dublin by James Stephens in 1858, and the Fenian Brotherhood, founded in the United States by John O’Mahony and Michael Doheny, also in 1858. Their aim was the establishment of an independent Irish Republic by force of arms. In 1865, the Fenians began preparing for a rebellion. With the ending of the American Civil War, they hoped to recruit willing Irish veterans of that war for an insurrection in Ireland.[1] They collected about 6,000 firearms and had as many as 50,000 men willing to fight. In September 1865, the British moved to close down the Fenians’ newspaper The Irish People and arrested much of the leadership, including John O’Leary, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, Bryan Dillon, Thomas Clarke Luby and Stephens. Stephens, the leader of the movement, later escaped. In 1866, habeas corpus was suspended in Ireland and there were hundreds more arrests of Fenian activists.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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