App Description

The 1798 Rebellion forms a central part of the narrative of modern Irish History. It marks at once the formation of a unified catholic and protestant movement for independence and the beginning of the end for the home rule experiment of the Grattan's parliament.

Like much of Ireland's history it also encourages debate and discussion. In this short history of the rebellion, Gillian O'Brien explores the context, the characters and the progress of the rebellion as well as looking at the aftermath.

O'Brien explores the formation of the United Irishmen, the growth of radicalism within the society and the eventual outbreak of revolution. She also examines the fighting itself and the final defeat of the rebels despite various attempts by foreign powers to intervene, the sad aftermath including the passing of the Act of Union in 1800 and Robert Emmet's Rebellion in 1803.

This app will guide you through this turbulent period to understand the politics, events and personalities of this key point in Irish history.

Please visit the Collca website or search the iTunes app store for up-to-date details of other Collca apps in 'The Irish Story' and other series.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 08, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • October 03, 2011 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99