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Irish, Catholic and ScouseThe History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940$
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John Belchem

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311079

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313363

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The Liverpool-Irish and the Irish Revolution

The Liverpool-Irish and the Irish Revolution

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Irish, Catholic and Scouse
Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes the Liverpool-Irish revolution. The Liverpool-Irish revolutionary underground came out in the Irish wars, drawing upon lengthy experience, stretching back beyond Fenian times, of gun-running, rescue and refuge, and simultaneous and diversionary activity. There was prevailing cover for underground and other forms of ‘revolutionary’ activism, including a substantial female contribution through the Cumann na mBan. The aftermath of the Easter Rising revealed the vital role and contribution of the Liverpool-Irish. The prominence of Liverpool in the national police strike was attributed to Irish factors. Concerns of a Protestant backlash swayed the authorities to take drastic action. Catholic Liverpool made substantial advances, whereas Ireland underwent revolutionary turmoil and internecine strife. The city proudly paved the way in Catholic ‘higher education’.

Keywords:   Liverpool-Irish revolutionary, Irish wars, Cumann na mBan, Easter Rising, Catholic Liverpool, Protestant backlash, Ireland

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