The Contest of Memory: The Continuing Impact of 1798 Commemoration

@article{Collins1999TheCO,
  title={The Contest of Memory: The Continuing Impact of 1798 Commemoration},
  author={Peter Michael Digby Collins},
  journal={{\'E}ire-Ireland},
  year={1999},
  volume={34},
  pages={28 - 50}
}
the Society of United Irishmen might be said to have originated in commemoration. The organization was founded in Belfast in October 1791 after many of its members participated in the enthusiastic and widespread anniversary commemorations of the fall of the Bastille that took place in the city in the previous July. The United Irishmen considered those Bastille Day celebrations, which were repeated for several more years in Belfast and in Dublin, to be important propaganda exercises that aimed… 
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