What was the name of the British gunship which shot at Liberty Hall?
Public Armed Ship Muirchú (Irish: [ˈmˠɪɾʲxuː]) was a ship in the service of Irish Free State’s Coastal and Marine Service (CMS). She was the former Royal Navy ship HMY Helga and was involved in shelling Liberty Hall in Dublin from the River Liffey with her pair of 12-pounder naval guns during the Easter Rising of 1916.
Are Fenians Catholic or Protestant?
The term Fenian today occurs as a derogatory sectarian term in Ireland, referring to Irish nationalists or Catholics, particularly in Northern Ireland.
Does the Fenian Brotherhood still exist?
After the 1867 rising, IRB headquarters in Manchester opted to support neither of the dueling American factions, promoting instead a new organisation in America, Clan na Gael. The Fenian Brotherhood itself, however, continued to exist until voting to disband in 1880.
Did the Helga shell GPO?
Her shots were less than accurate and her shells destroyed much of the surrounding buildings and beyond. She also targeted the GPO and Bolland Mills which Eamon De Valera had occupied. Besides her involvement in the 1916 rebellion, the Helga was also famously one of the first on the scene of the sinking RMS Leinster.
Is Scotland Protestant or Catholic?
2.11 When asked about their religious identity in this way, 30% of people in Scotland think of themselves as Protestant and 15% consider themselves to be Catholic. Another 15% think of themselves as Christian, but neither Protestant nor Catholic, while 3% say they are Muslim and 1% identify with another religion.
Why are they called Fenians?
Fenian, member of an Irish nationalist secret society active chiefly in Ireland, the United States, and Britain, especially during the 1860s. The name derives from the Fianna Eireann, the legendary band of Irish warriors led by the fictional Finn MacCumhaill (MacCool).
What does the name Fenian mean?
1 : a member of a legendary band of warriors defending Ireland in the second and third centuries a.d. 2 : a member of a secret 19th century Irish and Irish-American organization dedicated to the overthrow of British rule in Ireland.