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Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Michael Wheatley


John Redmond's Irish party went from dominating nationalist politics to electoral oblivion within four years, from 1914–18. Given the speed and extent of the party's collapse, it has generally been seen as so decayed as to make its death inevitable, while also fundamentally out of touch with the ‘new’ nationalism which succeeded it. This book is a detailed study of the party and provincial nationalist opinion in the last years of the Union with Britain, before the world war and the Easter Rising transformed Irish politics. It focuses on five counties in Ireland — Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, ... More

Keywords: John Redmond, Irish party, nationalism, provincial opinion, newspapers, Home Rule, First World War, Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273577
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Wheatley, author
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast