Thomas Francis Meagher @ the Waterford Meuseum

In preparation for the 1848 tricolour celebration I recently visited the Waterford museum of treasures. Donnacha at the museum was a great help and the team there are excited about our event in March.

 

Pictured above is Thomas Francis Meagher ornate club 1782 jacket. The 1782 club celebrated the legislative independence achieved by Ireland ( rescinded in 1800). A key proviso of the act was ” That no writ of error or appeal from Ireland shall under any circumstances be again decided in England.”

Meagher and the other young Irelanders believed this period was the closest Ireland had come to independence.

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About Waterford Civil War Veterans

Hi, my name is James Doherty and I pay my bills by working in marketing. My hobby is history in particular the history of my hometown Waterford.
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