Loyalist Associational Culture and Civic Identity in Belfast, 1793-1835

Allan Blackstock

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssociational Culture in Ireland and Abroad
    EditorsJennifer Kelly, Vincent Comerford
    Place of PublicationDublin
    PublisherIrish Academic Press
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7165-30787
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Nov 2010


    • Loyalism
    • Belfast
    • Nelson Club
    • Irish Yeomanry
    • United Irishmen


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