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1

When, and what, were the Gordon Riots?

1780. Violent anti-Catholic protests following the proposal to reduce Catholic discrimination laws?

2

Give one reason for the Maynooth Grant

- Pitt wanted to reduce tensions with the Catholic population through a good will gesture
- Hoped to detach moderate Catholics from the repeal movement

3

What was the actual name of Maynooth College?

The Royal College of St Patrick

4

What was the initial sum granted to Maynooth?

£8000

5

In 1845, Peel proposed the initial sum granted to the College be increased to what?

£26000

6

Before the Maynooth Grant, Peel had banned a meeting of the Repeal Association in 1843, where?

Clontarf

7

Give two reasons why there was Protestant ill-feeling towards the Maynooth Grant?

- General anti-Catholic attitude in Britain at the time
- Worries about a Protestant state financing a Catholic school
- Worries that this would encourage greater demands from Catholics

8

Name the MP who was particularly opposed to the Grant.

John Plumptre

9

What was the name of the organisation formed to oppose any government grant-giving to private institutions?

Voluntaryists

10

The Maynooth Grant passed. What was the result of the Commons vote?

323 to 176

11

When was the Young Ireland group formed, that split from the Repeal Association.

1846

12

Name two of Peel's failed Irish reforms before the Maynooth Grant

- A new Franchise Bill
- A bill for providing compensation to evicted tenants

13

Which year did Peel become Prime Minister?

1841

14

Around how many people were thought to have attended O'Connell's meetings in 1843?

3 to 4 million