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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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Irish Invasion Plans

Irish Invasion Plans

(p.289) Twenty-Two Irish Invasion Plans
Wolfe Tone
Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on plans for the French invasion of Ireland. It explains that Theobald Wolfe Tone's mission to France was boosted by the defection of Lord Edward Fitzgerald and Arthur O'Connor to the United Irishmen. It discusses the preparation for the Irish invasion and the appointment of Louis Lazare Hoche as commander-in-chief of an army of 15,000 tasked to effect the revolution in Ireland.

Keywords:   Irish invasion, France, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Edward Fitzgerald, Arthur O'Connor, United Irishmen, Louis Lazare Hoche, revolution, Ireland

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