Irish Nationalists

Irish Nationalists




As early as the 17th century, Ireland saw the emergence of Irish nationalists and new intellectuals, believing in the idea of an autonomous and independent Irish nation, free from the British presence. From this period until the 19th century, nationalist sentiment united the Irish people through perilous struggles. Some perished for their ideologies, while others survived… Here is the list of these high figures of Irish History.

Irish Nationalists: good to know




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Bobby Sands (1954-1981) is a well-known figure for his struggle in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, where he led a hunger strike until his...[...]

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Michael Collins (1890-1922) was a major player in the struggle for Irish independence. He was the instigator of a veritable guerrilla war against the...[...]

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Robert Emmet (1778-1803) was an Irish nationalist who led a revolt against the British government in 1803 to emancipate Ireland from the guardianship of...[...]

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Henry Joy McCracken (1776 -1798) was a radical Presbyterian who, together with Theobald Wolfetone (1763-1798) and Robert Emmet (1778-1803), founded the United Irishmen, a...[...]

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Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) is one of the most emblematic figures in Irish history in his struggle for independence. A man of action, Patrick Pearse...[...]

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Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) was an Irish Catholic lawyer who was deeply involved in the struggle for peaceful Irish independence. Often nicknamed “The Liberator”, he...[...]

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Eamon de Valera (1882-1975) is an Irish politician who played a major role in the creation of the Irish Free State. Considered the father...[...]

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James Connolly (1868-1916) was one of the principal leaders in the struggle for independence from the Irish Republic. A politician deeply rooted in a...[...]

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Arthur Griffith (1871-1922) was an Irish politician who was involved throughout his career in the fight for the creation of the Irish Free State....[...]

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Countess Constance Markievicz (1868-1927) was an Irish revolutionary who actively participated in the defence of the working classes, the feminist cause and the struggle...[...]

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Maud Gonne (1866-1953) was an actress who spent her life between the theatre and the struggle for the Irish nationalist cause. Far from being...[...]

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Rory O’Connor (1883-1922) was an Irish Republican nationalist who had participated in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922/1924). Considered...[...]






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