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, with links back to the relevant post. Entries are in alphabetical order by last name for people, first letter for places, entities, etc. Many of the people are hyperlinked to Wikipedia pages for source consistency. 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; and post 15.
Boycotting: A tactic of social and economic ostracism made famous during the Land War. See post 18.
John Devoy: Irish revolutionary and journalist exiled to America in 1871.
Dublin slums: Created after the Irish parliament was dissolved by the 1800 Act of Union. Hurlbert visited. See post 5.
Patrick Ford: Irish-American journalist who advocated for Irish land reform from his New York-based Irish World newspaper.
Glenveagh/Derryveagh: Area of central Donegal where more than 200 families were evicted in 1861. Now a national park. See post 7.
Cunninghame Graham: Journalist, socialist and Scottish nationalist M.P. who spent six weeks in prison for participating in the November 1887 Trafalgar Square Riots. Referenced by Michael Davitt. See post 15.
William Henry Hurlbert: American journalist and author of the 1888 political travel diary, Ireland Under Coercion: The Diary of an American.
Irish Woolen Co.: One of Micheal Davitt’s business ventures to cultivate native industries. Discussed in interview with Hurlbert. See post 16.
Kilkenny: Medieval town in southeast Ireland, featuring Kilkenny Castle and Kilkenny College. See post 12.
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.
Land War travel books: In addition to Hurlbert, at least eight other visitors to Ireland wrote books (now digitized) about the state of the country during the 1880s. See post 14.
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.
Lixnaw: Town in County Kerry where boycotted farmer James Fitzmaurice was murdered the morning of Hurlbert’s first full day in Ireland. See post 10.
Rev. Dr. McGlynn:
Milltown Malbay: Village in County Clare where Hurlbert wrote about boycotting, angering Father Patrick White (below). See post 11
National Gallery of Ireland: See post 13.
Sion Mills: Site of linen factory near Strabane, County Tyrone, now part of Northern Ireland. See post 6.
Father Patrick White: Parish priest in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, who wrote a pamphlet rebuttal to Hurlbert’s book: Hurlbert unmasked : an exposure of the thumping English lies of William Henry Hurlbert in his ‘Ireland Under Coercion.’ See post 11.