This page includes people, places and events mentioned by American journalist William Henry Hurlbert in his 1888 political travel diary, Ireland Under Coercion: The Diary of an American. I am updating this list as I blog through the book. Entries are in alphabetical order, and some contain more than one link. Many of the links are to Wikipedia pages for source consistency. I am also linking back to my own relevant posts. As with the main series of blog posts, reader questions or suggestions are welcome. MH
Arthur James Balfour: Chief Secretary for Ireland from March 1887 to November 1891. He was appointed by his uncle Robert Cecil/Lord Salisbury, a three-time U.K. prime minister whom he succeeded in 1902. See post 2, post 3.
Dublin slums: Created after the Irish parliament was dissolved by the 1800 Act of Union. Hurlbert visited. See post 5.
John Devoy: Irish revolutionary and journalist exiled to America in 1871.
Patrick Ford: Irish-American journalist who advocated for Irish land reform from his New York-based Irish World newspaper.
William Henry Hurlbert: American journalist and author of the 1888 political travel diary, Ireland Under Coercion: The Diary of an American.
Kingstown: Port town about nine miles south of Dublin. Known as Dún Laoghaire since 1920. See post 2.
James Finton Lalor: Irish journalist and revolutionary who died nearly 40 years before Hurlbert’s trip. His writing about land reform in the periodical The Irish Felon influenced Michael Davitt and others.
Pope Leo XIII: In 1888, the pontiff issued several orders condemning agrarian violence in Ireland. A year earlier, he granted the charter founding the Catholic University of America.
Rev. Dr. McGlynn:
Rathkeale: Town in County Limerick, about 20 miles southwest of Limerick city. Site of nationalist rally the night before Hurlbert arrived in Dublin. See post 2.