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Irish History from 1800 - 1850 AD

1800 AD
The Act of Union passed to take effect from January 1, 1801.
1803 AD
Rising in Dublin led by Robert Emmet, who was arrested, tried, and executed.
1813 AD
"Battle of Garvagh" between Catholic 'Ribbonmen' and Orangemen.
1814 AD
Apprentice Boys of Derry formed.
1823 AD
Daniel O'Connell's Catholic Association, which campaigned for Catholic emancipation, was formed.
1825 AD
The Unlawful Societies Act was passed which proscribed the Catholic Association and the Orange Order.
1829 AD
Catholic Emancipation Act passed at Westminster.
July 1829 Fierce riots in Belfast followed the banning of the 12 July parades. Rioting spread to County Armagh and County Tyrone and resulted in at least 20 deaths.
1832 - 1844 AD
Party Procession Acts enforced to control public demonstrations.
1837 AD
Victoria acceded to the throne.
1842 AD
Thomas Davis and others founded The Nation newspaper.
1843 AD
Daniel O'Connell organised a number of 'Monster Meetings' in a campaign to have the Act of Union repealed.
1845 - 1849 AD
The Great Famine in Ireland.
The first cases of blight in the potato crop occurred in Ireland leading to famine.
1846 AD
Repeal of Corn Laws.
April 1846 Sale of imported Indian corn began.
August 1846 Public works began to try to relieve poverty, but were stopped in anticipation of the new harvest.
Total failure of potato crop.
Public works programme restarted.
October 1846 First deaths from starvation.
1848 AD
Government soup kitchens were set up to distribute free rations to the most needy.
Fever began spreading throughout Ireland.
The potato harvest was very poor.
Soup kitchens were closed.
Responsibility for relief of hunger and destitution was placed on local states.
The Irish were left to the operation of natural forces and mercy of the free market.
Failed Nationalist Uprising at Ballingarry, County Tipperary.
Smith O'Brien, the Young Ireland leader, was arrested.
James Stephens fled to France.
1849 AD
July 12, 1849: "Battle of Dolly's Brae" when at least 30 Catholics were killed in clashes between 'Ribbonmen' and Orangemen (Government report entitled Battle of Magheramayo).

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