Crossword Puzzle: Ireland’s History

Crossword Puzzle: Ireland’s History 1700-1862
by Linda Fulton Burke

 

ACROSS

2 Jeremiah O’Donovan (later O’Donovan Rossa)

founded the Phoenix _______. 1856

9 The Poor Relief Act extended the English poor

law system to Ireland. This would allow for

___________ to be set up. 1838

10 The Rotunda ________ opened in Dublin. 1757

11 Intermarriage between Catholics and Protestants

became _____. 1792

12 Catholics would be allowed to swear loyalty to

the king without renouncing their _____. 1774

15 An American privateer, John ____ Jones, raided

Belfast Lough twice. 1778

17 A Parliamentary ______ Act increased the

electorate to 1.2% of the population. 1832

21 American statesman Benjamin ________ visited

Ireland. 1771

22 Victoria and _______ visited Dublin. 1853

24 The Irish ______ was inaugurated. 1859

28 The potato crop failed, causing famine, which

was made worse by an outbreak of _______.

1816

29 Ireland’s first _______ opened between Dublin

and Kingstown. 1834

30 The first ______ of the Nation paper was

published by the Young Ireland group. 1842

32 The second Catholic Relief act allowed Catholics

to buy ____ in most places. 1782

36 Acts were passed authorizing public works and

repealing the ____ Laws. The potato crop was

completely destroyed. 1846

37 Michael Dwyer, who had been in revolt in

_______ since 1798, finally surrendered. 1803

39 O’Connell held ‘_______ meetings’ in favor of

repeal. 1843

40 Henry Grattan introduced a Catholic ______ Bill

to the UK House of Commons. It was defeated.

1813

43 Henry Grattan campaigned for Irish __________

from the British parliament, and the 1720 act was

rolled back. 1782

46 Theobald _____ ____was captured. He was

convicted of high treason and sentenced to

death, but committed suicide by cutting his throat.

1798

 

49 Presbyterian ministers were permitted to carry

out ________ ceremonies. 1782

50 ______ Emmet’s rising took place in Dublin. He

was convicted of high treason and executed.

1803

51 Jonathan Swift became ____ of St. Patrick’s

cathedral, Dublin. 1713

54 The Irish _______ League was formed. 1850

56 James Stephens founded what would become

the Irish Republican ___________ . 1858

58 ______ Victoria and Prince Albert visited Ireland.

1849

61 The ________ Association was founded in

Dublin on May 12th. 1823

63 The ______ Ireland rising took place in Munster,

led by William Smith O’Brien. 1848

64 The ________ movement began in Munster.

1761

65 beginning of a series of cold and wet seasons

heralded a severe agricultural depression. 1860

66 The Union of Great Britain and _______ came

into law on the 1st of January. 1801

67 ________ disturbances took place in Ulster.

1769

68 The Whiteboys, now known as _________,

caused trouble in Munster. 1785

DOWN

1 On the 14th of October, the Society of ______

Irishmen was founded. 1791

3 The ______ disturbances began in Ulster. 1763

4 A Catholic Relief Act came out allowing Catholics

to take leases for 999 years and _______ like

Protestants. 1778

5 A Catholic Relief Act was passed allowing

Catholics to become __________ and barristers.

1792

6 The potato ____ failed again. 1848

7 The _________ Brothers were founded at

Waterford. 1808

8 The Catholic ________ League of Great Britain

and Ireland was formed . It was also known as

the ‘Irish Brigade’. 1851

13 A ____ Relief Act extended outdoor relief. 1862

14 The Young Ireland leaders were sentenced to

transportation for ____. 1848

16 Father Theobald Mathew founded the total

__________ movement in Cork. 1838

18 The ______Irish rising took place in May and

June. 1798

19 The George I Act declared the right of the

_______ parliament to legislate for Ireland. 1720

20 kitchens were established and outdoor relief

authorized, but only for those who held a quarter

acre of land or less. 1847

23 O’Connell became ____ mayor of Dublin. 1841

25 There was rioting in ______ after rumours

spread that Britain and Ireland could be united.

1757- 1759

26 Police seized ______ in County Kilkenny by way

of payment for the tithe; violence broke out in

June and December. 1831

27 Ireland could now _____ with British colonies the

same as Britain itself. 1780

31 Some ____ against Catholic clergy and worship

were lifted. 1782

33 Daniel O’Connell formed the

________Association, aimed at repeal of the

Union. 1840

34 The _______ blight was first reported in Ireland

on the 9th of September. Robert Peel ordered

£100,000 of Indian corn from the USA. 1845

35 George IV visited Ireland and Dún Laoire

Harbour was renamed ________

1821Kingstown. 1821

36 O’Connell was found guilty of ‘__________’ but

saved from a full year’s imprisonment by the

House of Lords. 1844

38 The Grand ______ Lodge of Ireland decided to

dissolve itself. 1836

41 A ______ Act allowed Catholics to enter

parliament and hold higher offices of state. This

was known as ‘Catholic emancipation’. 1829

42 A Catholic ________ at Maynooth was approved

by Act of Parliament. 1795

44 After a fight at Markethill, the Protestant Peep

o’Day Boys and the Catholic _________ were

formed. 1784

45 Supporters of Catholic ____________ defeated

sitting MPs in counties 1826Westmeath, Louth

and Monaghan. 1826

46 The ______ year of the famine. 1847

47 A ______ , Nicholas Sheehy, was accused of

inciting the Whiteboys and was executed. 1796

48 Parliament met for the first time at College

_____. 1731

52 Extreme _______ brought on a bad harvest,

famine and sickness. 1939 – 1741

53 The export of Irish _____ to American colonies

was permitted. 1705

55 The Battle of the _______ between the Peep o’

Day Boys and the Defenders led to the

foundation of the Orange Society. 1795

57 The ‘Tumultuous _______ Act’ was published.

1766

59 ______ O’Connell became MP for County Clare.

1840

60 ______ Scots began to emigrate to America.

1718

62 Hobart’s Catholic Relief Act was passed.

Catholics could ____ but not sit in parliament or

become judges. 1793

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