By David Fitzpatrick
This publication examines Protestant lack of energy and self-confidence in eire on account that 1795. David Fitzpatrick charts the declining energy and impact of the Protestant neighborhood in eire and the recommendations followed within the face of this decline, providing wealthy own testimony that illustrates how contributors skilled and perceived 'descendancy'. targeting the attitudes and techniques followed via the eventual losers instead of victors, he addresses contentious concerns in Irish historical past via an research of the allure of the Orange Order, the Ulster Covenant of 1912, and 'ethnic detoxification' within the Irish Revolution. warding off either apologetics and sentimentality whilst probing the psychology of these present process 'descendancy', the booklet examines the social and political ramifications of non secular association and trust as practised in fraternities, church congregations and remoted sub-communities.
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Limerick. 24 O’Connell, himself a loyal member of the Lawyers’ Artillery in 1798 and former grantee of a Masonic warrant in Tralee,25 was well placed to understand the fraternal appeal exercised upon soldiers by his Orange adversaries. His bitter hostility to Orangeism was crucial in securing its condemnation by successive Whig administrations, and the enforced curtailment of its public activity. Central to the Whig case against Orangeism was the assertion that its inﬂuence on both the Yeomanry and the army was malign, being by some insinuations part of a deeper conspiracy to advance the power and possible succession to the 22 23 24 25 GOLI, MSS Minutes, 1798–1819, f.
OS, vi, no. 62 (Feb. 1919), 25; vi, no. 68 (Aug. 1919), 101; vii, no. 73 (Jan. 1920), 9. , vi, no. 36 Orangeism Even today, that lodge remains a focus for Orange commemoration of the Somme on 1 July, having responsibility for an unostentatious but moving ceremony of wreath-laying at Belfast’s cenotaph. The survival of a minute book for lodge 871, covering October 1915 to March 1917, allows insight into the membership and workings of Orangeism in the Ulster Division. 56 A consolidated but undated list names 133 members, of whom only ﬁve were marked ‘killed’ and one ‘wounded’.
H. Leslie, ‘The Loyal and Friendly Society of the Blew and Orange’, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vi, no. 26 (1927), 199–214; Edward Rogers, The Revolution of 1688; and the History of the Orange Associations of England and Ireland, from the Landing of the Prince of Orange (Armagh, pr. Armagh Guardian, 1860), 21: GOLIA. Those named as initiates by informants of Col. Robert H. Wallace were Capt. Giffard (Dublin Militia), Col. Sheldrake, Capt. Cramp, and Capt. Elson: The Formation of the Orange Order, 1795–1798, ed.
Descendancy: Irish Protestant Histories since 1795 by David Fitzpatrick