Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:25

Henry Grattan - Famous Dublin Rights Campaigner

Henry Grattan - Dublin Born Lawyer Opposed Penal Laws On Irish "Grattan's Parliament" is the name usually given to the two decades of parliamentary independence which ended with the Act of Union in 1800. Certainly, there was much celebration in 1782, and parliament voted its hero £50,000 in gratitude. The final years of the 18th century saw great commercial activity, and a prosperous Dublin acquired many of the handsome Georgian buildings for which it is noted today. However, Grattan soon…