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Patriot Priest: A Life of Reverend James Coigly
Patriot Priest: A Life of Reverend James Coigly

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Authors: Daire Keogh
Affiliation: St. Patricks College, Drumcondra
Publication Year: Softback 1998
Pages: 90
Size: 198 x 128mm

ISBN: 9781859181423


James Coigly, a Catholic priest from Armagh, was hanged for High Treason in June 1798. Despite his eloquent protestations of innocence in this posthumously published memoir, Coigly had been deeply involved with the United Irishmen since 1791. Having worked hard to unify Catholics and Dissenters in Ulster, Coigly became ever more extreme in his attempts to raise support for rebellion in France and among English radicals. His memoir illuminates the political and sectarian conflicts which engulfed Armagh and spawned the Orange Order in 1795. In the first modern edition of this unique document, Coigly's sometimes disingenuous account of his political career is set against the latest research on the evolution of the United Irish Conspiracy.
Daire Keogh lectures at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. His books include The Women of 1798 (Daire Keogh and Nicholas Furlong, Four Courts Press, 1998), and The Mighty Wave: The 1798 Rebellion in Wexford (edited by Daire Keogh and Nicholas Furlong, Four Courts Press, 1996)

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