Jacobite Ireland

Jacobite Ireland refers to the political movement adhering to Jacobitism, the restoration of the House of Stuart to the British throne and its Irish followers. The majority Irish Catholic population were strong supporters of the Jacobite cause, particularly during the Williamite War in Ireland, as James II was himself a Catholic and promised to restore the full civil rights of Catholics as well as repealing acts of settlement which had for decades expropriated land from the native gentry to English Protestants. In 1689, an Irish Parliament was convened in Dublin, which declared the political independence of Ireland, freedom of religion for its inhabitants and the repeal of all civil and religious liberties imposed on Catholics, whilst remaining loyal to James II.


Resolutions of the Irish Parliament (1689)