This chapter examines loyal associationalism in Belfast before and after the 1798 Rebellion and the Act of Union. Focussing on the Belfast Nelson Club and the Belfast Yeomanry it argues that these societies through their dinners and commemorative parades helped shape Belfast's civic identity in the early nineteenth century but control of that identity was contested with the town's radicals.
|Title of host publication||Associational Culture in Ireland and Abroad|
|Editors||Jennifer Kelly, Vincent Comerford|
|Place of Publication||Dublin|
|Publisher||Irish Academic Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2010|
- Nelson Club
- Irish Yeomanry
- United Irishmen
Blackstock, A. (2010). Loyalist Associational Culture and Civic Identity in Belfast, 1793-1835. In J. Kelly, & V. Comerford (Eds.), Associational Culture in Ireland and Abroad (pp. 47-66). Irish Academic Press.