Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

September Archive of the Month

The focus for September’s Archive of the Month from the RCB Library is an item that gives a glimpse of the political situation in a rural town in Co. Dublin in the mid–1890s. Electoral registers from this time give a list of men who owned property over a certain amount, and were thus entitled to vote in parliamentary elections.

What makes this item unique is its use by the Unionist Registration Association (Dublin) to determine the likely voting intentions of all those registered. Each name either has a tick or an ‘x’ beside a name.…

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