Thomas Drummond
 

 

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Thomas Drummond 1797-1840

Born in Scotland. He was under-secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1835-1840. This became known as the Drummond Era and during this period, there was an attempt to establish structures to enforce the law effectively but impartially, particularly in relation to the Orange lodges. A more enlightened attitude to Catholics was displayed. He was also an engineer who invented the light used in theatres (limelight) and in lighthouses.

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