Isaac Butt
 

 

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Isaac Butt 1813-1879

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Born in Glenfin, County Donegal. He was a politician and a barrister who defended William Smith O’Brien, the Young Irelanders and the Fenians. He was founder of the Irish Home Rule party in 1870. He also wrote fiction, translations and books on politics and history. These include Land Tenure in Ireland – A Plea for the Celtic Race, The Problem of Irish Education – An Attempt at Its Solution, The Gap of Barnesmore and Chapters of College Romance. He is buried in County Donegal.

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