Puzzle: Ireland’s History to 1916

ACROSS

3 ____ na Gael was founded in New York. 1867

6 ______ na mBan was founded. 1914

11 ______ Stewart Parnell became MP for Meath.

1875

12 The Gaelic ________ Association was founded.

1884

14 The Cabinet accepted the __________ Treaty.

Parnell and others were released from

Kilmainham Jail. 1882

15 The Franchise Act added many Irish rural

______. 1884

16 An economic crisis followed three years of bad

________ and agricultural depression. 1879

19 Ireland got its first ______ party, in Belfast.

1892

20 Queen ________visited Ireland. 1898

21 _______ and others held prolonged sittings in the

House of Commons. 1877

24 The Pigott _________ were exposed. 1889

28 James Stephens was arrested and then rescued

from Richmond ______. 1865

29 The Sinn Féin name was adopted for the 1907

union between the Sinn Féin League and the

National _______. 1908

31 ________’_ Second Land Act conceded the

‘three Fs’ – fair rent, free sale and fixity of tenure.

1881

34 Parnell visited _______. 1880

38 ______ Griffith founded the Cumman na

nGaedheal. 1900

40 The _______ Incident (or ‘Mutiny’) took place

when British army officers announced they would

rather resign than oppose the pro-British Ulster

Volunteer Force. 1914

43 The ______ Volunteers carried out gun-running

at Larne, Bangor, and Donaghadee. 1914

44 Gladstone’s conversion to home ____ was

announced. and defeated 1885 1886

45 _______ married Katherine O’Shea as soon as

her divorce had gone through. He died three

months later. 1891

46 There were over one hundred casualties after

demonstrations in London against the

imprisonment of William O’Brien. This was

known as ______Sunday. 1887

48 Isaac Butt’s motion on home rule was

________in the House of Commons. 1874

49 A ________ campaign in Britain led to Thomas

Clarke and others being jailed. 1884

DOWN

1 The words boycotting was coined after Captain

Charles C _______ was ostracized during the

land war. 1880

2 The _____ League was founded. 1893

4 In September, the Dublin _______ began. It

continued until February 1914.

5 The Ulster Volunteer Force, Irish _______ Army

and Irish Volunteers were founded. 1913

7 A ‘land ___’ began that would continue for three

years. 1879

8 The ______ Unionist Council was formed. 1905

9 Isaac Butt launched the ____ Rule movement.

1870

10 The Second Home Rule Bill passed the _______

s but was defeated in the Lords. 1893

12 The _____ Theatre was founded. 1904

13 Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Henry

Burke were murdered at Phoenix Park by the

____________ 1882

17 Fenians attempting a rescue caused an

_________ that killed twelve people living near

the prison. 1867

18 A ____ Relief Act extended outdoor relief. 1862

22 The _____ volunteers brought in weapons at

Howth and Kilcoole. 1914

23 John _______ became the leader of the

Parnellites. 1891

24 _______ attempted to seize Chester Castle and

rose up in Kerry, Dublin, Cork, Limerick,

Tipperary and Clare. 1867

25 The Irish Party held the balance in two UK

_______ elections. 1910

26 The Fenians raided ______. 1866 1871

27 The ______ Rising took place in Dublin in April.

Its leaders were executed. 1916

30 The Irish Republican __________ withdrew

support for home rule. 1876

32 The Home Rule ______was founded. 1873

33 The Irish ________ Republican party was

formed with James Connolly as its secretary.

1896

35 The ______ of Ireland was disendowed. 1869

36 The Land ______ was declared illegal. 1881

37 The _____ home rule bill passed the Commons

twice and was twice rejected by the Lords. 1913

39 The Wyndham Land ________ Act worked out

a new scheme for tenant land purchase 1903

41 The third home rule bill passed, but was

suspended after Britain declared war on

 _______ on the 4th of August. 1914

42 An Act of Parliament removed the House of

Lords’ absolute ____ over new legislation. 1911

47 The Irish National ____ League was founded.

1879

 

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