Ireland: rebellion and counter-insurgency, 1848–1867

  title={Ireland: rebellion and counter-insurgency, 1848–1867},
  author={T. Bowman},
  journal={Small Wars & Insurgencies},
  pages={895 - 912}
  • T. Bowman
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
  • ABSTRACT The period 1848 to 1867 witnessed what could be regarded as a very small-scale insurgency campaign in Ireland, waged by agrarian groups; the Whiteboys and Ribbonmen. 1848 and 1867 witnessed rebellions by the Young Irelanders and Fenians, which proved to be small-scale and of short duration but the British government had prepared for a nationwide counter-insurgency campaign. The government relied heavily on the militarised Irish Constabulary but in 1848 and 1867 troops were used in… CONTINUE READING