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Irish Rebellion

United Irishmen a group who wanted to win Ireland's independence from Britain
Protestant Ascendancy small group of Church of Ireland members that controlled Ireland
Penal Laws laws that punished Catholics and Presbyterians who refused to join the Church of Ireland
Catholic Emancipation the demand that Catholics should be freed from the Penal Laws
Act of Union, 1801 the decision to get rid of the Irish Parliament in Dublin.
Wolfe Tone regarded as the Father of Irish Republicanism
Bantry Bay French fleet attempt to land here but failed due to bad weather
Pitch-capping one of the tactics employed by forces loyal to the crown
Wexford Father John Murphy and Bagenal Harvey defeated yeomanry and militia.
Vinegar Hill rebels were eventually defeated in a major battle here.
Created by: dkeenaghan