JOHN REDMOND AND HOME RULE: NOTES

Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] L. G. Redmond-Howard, John Redmond, p. 58. The story of the negotiations is told in much detail by William O'Brien, in An Olive Branch in Ireland.

[2] The first of these mass funeral processions was in honour of Terence Bellew McManus, one of the '48 leaders, whose body was brought over from San Francisco in 1861 to be buried in Dublin ; the second was for "the Manchester Martyrs," the Fenians executed in 1867 ; Parnell's was the third.

[3] L. G. Redmond-Howard, op. cit., p. 71.

[4] R. B. O'Brien, Home Rule Speeches of John Redmond, pp. 42-45.

[5] It is remarkable that the representatives of the three old Gaelic provincial reigning houses, the O'Conors Don of Connacht, the O'Briens of Munster, and the Kavanaghs of Leinster, have for many centuries, with the single exception of William Smith O'Brien, had no connexion with any rebellious rising. The family of the O'Conor Don have been leading loyalists; and Arthur McMurrough Kavanagh sat for many years as a Unionist Member in the House of Commons. His son became a Home Ruler.

[6] Redmond, Speeches, pp. 77-79.

[7] R. B. O'Brien, Fifty Years of Concessions to Ireland, ii, p. 338.

[8] William O'Brien, An Olive Branch in Ireland, pp. 89, 104, 106.

[9] Sir Horace Plunkett, Ireland in the New Century, pp. 214-217.

[10] Sir Horace Plunkett, op. cit., pp. 245, 290-291.

[11] Warre B. Wells, John Redmond, a Biography (1919).

[12] Appointed first Governor-General of the Free State.

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