#OTD in 1881 – Anna Parnell, younger sister of Irish Nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell, sets up the Committee of the Ladies’ Land League in Dublin.

The height of the Land War (1879-1882) saw the founding of the Ladies Land League. The League was the forerunner for other organisations such as Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Cumann na mBan. Anna Parnell, one of the Anglo-Irish protestant elite, was their leader. Anna’s League was not just for fund-raising or a stand-in until the […]

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#OTD in 1848 – Birth of Fanny Parnell, Land League agitator and sister of Charles Stewart Parnell.

Fanny Parnell was born in Avondale, Co Wicklow, into a wealthy Protestant background. She was the eighth child out of eleven and fourth daughter born to John Henry Parnell, a landowner and the grandson of the last Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, and Delia Tudor Stewart Parnell, an Irish-American and the daughter of Admiral Charles […]

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#OTD in 1881 – Anna Parnell, younger sister of Irish Nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell, sets up the Committee of the Ladies’ Land League in Dublin.

The height of the Land War (1879-1882) saw the founding of the Ladies Land League. The League was the forerunner for other organisations such as Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Cumann na mBan. Anna Parnell, one of the Anglo-Irish protestant elite, was their leader. Anna’s League was not just for fund-raising or a stand-in until the […]

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#OTD in 1854 – Birth of Fanny Parnell, Land League agitator and sister of Charles Stewart Parnell.

Fanny Parnell was born in Avondale, Co Wicklow, into a wealthy Protestant background. She was the eighth child out of eleven and fourth daughter born to John Henry Parnell, a landowner and the grandson of the last Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, and Delia Tudor Stewart Parnell, an Irish-American and the daughter of Admiral Charles […]

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1881 – Anna Parnell, younger sister of Irish Nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell, sets up the Committee of the Ladies’ Land League in Dublin.

The height of the Land War (1879-1882) saw the founding of the Ladies Land League. The League was the forerunner for other organisations such as Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Cumann na mBan. Anna Parnell, one of the Anglo-Irish protestant elite, was their leader. Anna’s League was not just for fund-raising or a stand-in until the […]

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Today in Irish History – 4 September:

1607 – The Flight of the Earls. 1794 – Death of John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish lawyer, statesman, and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, born at Gortroe, Mallow, son of Francis Hely, a gentleman of County Cork, was educated at Trinity College (BA 1744), Dublin, and was called to the Irish bar in 1748. 1798 – Cornwallis […]

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Today in Irish History – 3 September:

In the liturgical calendar, it is the feast day of St. MacNis, baptised by St. Patrick, and later consecrated Bishop by the Saint. 1654 – The first Protectorate parliament meets; Ireland is represented by 30 members. 1658 – Nine years after the Siege of Drogheda starts, Oliver Cromwell dies. He is probably the most reviled […]

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1881 – Anna Parnell sets up the Committee of the Ladies’ Land League in Dublin.

The Ladies’ Land League And The Tale Of A Great Sham By Rosemary Raughter (Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society) Upbringing and early years Anna Parnell was born at Avondale near Rathdrum on 13 May 1852, the tenth of eleven children of John Henry and Delia Parnell. Her father died suddenly when she was seven years […]

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