19th Century

The Fenian Brotherhood

In the aftermath of the Great Famine, Ireland was exhausted. The population had fallen dramatically through death from hunger and disease, and from mass emigration….

The Great Famine of 1845

Between the years of 1845 and 1852  famines struck Ireland along with disease that would leave nearly a million Irish people dead. In late 1845 a fungal…

The Act of Union 1801

The Act of Union came into effect on January 1, 1801 joining Ireland to Great Britain, creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. At…