By David Fitzpatrick
This publication examines Protestant lack of strength and self-confidence in eire considering the fact that 1795. David Fitzpatrick charts the declining strength and impression of the Protestant neighborhood in eire and the innovations followed within the face of this decline, proposing wealthy own testimony that illustrates how participants skilled and perceived 'descendancy'. targeting the attitudes and techniques followed by means of the eventual losers instead of victors, he addresses contentious matters in Irish heritage via an research of the attraction of the Orange Order, the Ulster Covenant of 1912, and 'ethnic detoxification' within the Irish Revolution. averting either apologetics and sentimentality while probing the psychology of these present process 'descendancy', the booklet examines the social and political ramifications of spiritual association and trust as practised in fraternities, church congregations and remoted sub-communities.
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For many Yeomanry ofﬁcers, there was no patriotic contradiction between upholding the constitution of 1782 and combating sedition by joining a loyal fraternity. In the immediate aftermath of the rebellion, Orange Yeomen found no reason to conceal their dual afﬁliation which carried no admitted division of allegiance. 23 Soon, however, Orange inﬂuence in the Yeomanry became an embarrassment to Dublin Castle as well as an outrage to Catholic opinion. In 1825, Daniel O’Connell denounced the sectarian inﬂuence of Orangeism in Tarbert, Co.
For some revealing personal accounts of Orangeism in the trenches, collected by Robert H. Stewart, see Philip Orr, The Road to the Somme: Men of the Ulster Division Tell Their Story (Belfast, Blackstaff, 1987), 129–31. GOLE, Report (July 1915), i–xii. The roll of brethren ‘serving with His Majesty’s Forces on Land and Sea’ listed 1,360 men in 150 lodges, only one of which was military (Pride of Armagh lodge 839, associated with the 1st Royal Irish Riﬂes). Excluding this lodge and three serving naval ports (as well as fourteen names not linked to male private lodges), the roll recorded 992 men in 146 lodges, compared with the estimated total paid-up membership in 1914 of about 8,020 brethren in 328 lodges (excluding women and juveniles).
1831). Circular letters from adjutant-general, Horse Guards, 1 July 1822, 14 Nov. 1829, in Patten Committee, Second Report, Minutes of Evidence, 12, q. -Gen. Sir John Macdonald, 6 Aug. 1835): HCP 1835 (475), xv, 501. GOLI Committee, MSS Minutes, 1831–9, ff. , 11 Apr. 1832). Ibid. (12 Aug. 1835). Grand secretary’s report, in GOLI, MSS Minutes (18 Nov. 1835). 35 This bold attempt to save parchment seems to have come to nothing. 36 During the 1850s, it was repeatedly claimed that the attendance of Militia ofﬁcers at the grand lodge was gravely affected by these restrictions, and various committees were appointed to draft resolutions of protest or send inﬂuential deputations to the commanderin-chief.
Descendancy: Irish Protestant Histories since 1795 by David Fitzpatrick