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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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Catholic Convention

Catholic Convention

(p.181) Fourteen Catholic Convention
Wolfe Tone
Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the highlights of the Catholic Convention of December 1792 in Ireland. It discusses the electoral arrangements put forward by the Catholics which called for each parish to nominate two electors to attend county meetings where delegates to the national convention would be chosen. It explains that arrangements were mostly formulated by Theobald Wolfe Tone and John Keogh. This chapter also describes the stridency of the response of the Protestant Ascendancy to this event which was the first in that century.

Keywords:   Catholic Convention, Ireland, electoral arrangements, Theobald Wolfe Tone, John Keogh, Protestant Ascendancy

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