The fact that it was called a treaty is important. Since treaties were usually signed between two nations, it began to spread the possibility and the idea that Ireland could become a country that was separate from Britain. Parnell managed to place a spin on the treaty itself and so it became popular in Ireland and it strengthened Irish nationalism as Parnell had managed to force concessions from Britain.
It was signed May 2nd 1882 in Kilmainham as this was where Parnell had been imprisoned. After the treaty was signed Parnell was released from gaol and he was transformed from a respected leader to a national hero. However, this event was overshadowed by the Phoenix Park Murders that occurred four days later.
The Parnell with the hidden talent ; Anna Parnell, sister of Charles Stewart Parnell and leader of the Ladies' Land League, was also a superb artist, and three unsigned oil paintings may well be her work, writes Andrea McTigue
Nov 03, 2003; Anna Parnell (1852-1911) is best known as leader of the Ladies' Land League, which was active between 1880 and 1882. It helped...