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Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its DiasporaThe Persistence of Tradition$
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Kyle Hughes and Donald MacRaild

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786941350

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.001.0001

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From Ribbonism to Hibernianism in the Post-Famine Diaspora

From Ribbonism to Hibernianism in the Post-Famine Diaspora

(p.226) 7 From Ribbonism to Hibernianism in the Post-Famine Diaspora
Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora

Kyle Hughes

Donald M. MacRaild

Liverpool University Press

The chapter explores the Ribbon-style charitable associations across the Atlantic, which the exiled Confederate leaders from Ireland sought to co-opt into nationalist cause. Discussion then moves on to the Ribbon networks of 1850s Britain, where the Irish could not call on such unencumbered radical leadership. This chapter also examines some of the differences between what we might term Ribbon–Hibernians in America and in other parts of diaspora. It also considers the trend towards public Hibernian forms. In the 1860s, from Canada to New Zealand, hundreds of branches of many organisations bearing somewhere in their names the word ‘Hibernian’ became the main expression of communal Irishness.

Keywords:   Hibernianism, Ribbonism, Confederates, Irish Diaspora

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