John Black Jack Fitzgibbon

















































John "Black Jack" Fitzgibbon 1746-1802

He is considered as the chief architect of the Act of Union. Detested Catholicism and fought against any concessions. Following 1798 rebellion he sat like McCarthy in Trinity to rid the university of United Irishmen staff and students. He was most hated and his coffin was cheered and jeered and pelted with dead cats. He was buried in St Peters Church which was later demolished.