Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 years ago

Why did the United Irishmen rebellion of 1798 fail?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Many reasons it failed Poor planning people not turning up, French not turning up on time and of course like all Republican movements it was riddled with rats informers and turncoats. Also, mistrust between Catholics and Protestants after Wexford atrocities at Wexford bridge and Scullabogue the English would later buy the favour of the Protestant dissenters Presbyterians Methodists Baptists and Quakers etc in Ulster after Act of Union 1800 they also used divide and rule tactics to separate Catholics and Protestants from ever uniting again.

  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    2 years ago


  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    Because when the majority Irish Catholics joined in, the Irish Protestants changed sides and joined England.

  • 2 years ago

    The British were stronger so success was unlikely from the start.

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