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Plunkettís Gathering: Count Plunkett and His Mansion House Convention, 1917 (Part IV)

Posted August 19th, 2017 at 09:23 AM by Ascendant (…ireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Plunkettís Gathering: Count Plunkett and His Mansion House Convention, 19th April 1917 (Part IV)

On the 19th April 1917, the simmering feud between Count Plunkett and Arthur Griffith, the two most prominent leaders of the burgeoning independence movement, spilled out into public view at the 'Plunkett Convention'.

The Convention, held in the Mansion House, Dublin, was also notable in how it was the first attempt to voice the mood in Ireland since the Rising of the...
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An Idolatry of Candidates: Count Plunkett and the North Roscommon By-Election of 1917

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 03:18 PM by Ascendant (…ireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Hurrah for Plunkett,
Ring out the slogan call.
The Countís our man,
He leads the van for Ireland over all.


In what was to be called the Election of the Snows, Count Plunkett defeated the candidate for the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) along with an Independent runner for the North Roscommon seat...
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