1.1 By 1770 Irish nationalism began to demand more power for
themselves and the Dublin Parliament.
1.2 The Nationalists were Catholic and
Presbyterian. They armed themselves in
preparation for a rebellion.
1.3 They called themselves the United Irishmen and
were led by Theobald Wolfe Tone and they wanted
to "break the connection" between Ireland and
Britain and to unite "catholic, protestant and