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United Kingdom?

The rich kaleidoscope of Anglo-Irish relations is exciting and challeging but can also be daunting for students approaching the subject for the first time.

This is especially true of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the whole island of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom and sent representatives to the Westminster parliament.


Teachers - and more importantly students - have found helpful an overview of Ireland under the union: 'Ireland under the Union:

Change & Diversity'.

 

The division into sub-periods helps them to appreciate the dynamics of Anglo-Irish relations.

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 Nationalism versus localism

Diversity of identity
The ‘national question’


Diversity of identity

Rebellion & Union, 1798-1801
Quiescence, 1801-23
The ‘Age of O’Connell’, 1823-47
Rampant localism, 1847-67


The ‘national question’

Home rule movement, 1870-1918

4. 

Election results, 1868 and 1886

Parnell & the Land League crisis

Irish Unionism
Ulster Unioinism
Anglo-Irish relations

Irish Republicans, 1914-21
Partition


Diversity & peace

National aspirations, local realities
Partition & peace in Ireland

 


More notes on Ireland under the Union