1879 - 1882

Organisation founded in Dublin by Michael Davitt, who intended it to promote and co-ordinate a countrywide campaign against landlordism. Charles Stewart Parnell accepted presidency of the organisation, which greatly widened its scope.

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Connolly, S.J. (Ed.) The Oxford Companion to Irish History Oxford , O.U.P., 2nd Edition, 2002