Home Government Association

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Home Government Association
Cumann an Rialtais Baile
Founded 1870
Dissolved 1873
Succeeded by Home Rule League
Ideology Irish Home Rule
Irish nationalism
Colours Green
Politics of Ireland
Political parties

The Home Government Association was a pressure group launched by Isaac Butt in support of home rule for Ireland at a meeting in Bilton's Hotel, Dublin, on 19 May 1870.

The meeting was attended or supported by sixty-one people of different political and religious persuasions, including six Fenians, Butt seemingly having consulted with the Irish Republican Brotherhood before launching his initiative. [1]

Its inaugural public meeting was held on 1 September 1870. Active in campaigning in several election for the association was P. F. Johnson

It became the Home Rule League in 1873.


  1. ^ Jackson, Alvin: Home Rule: An Irish History 1800—2000 pp.31-32, Phoenix Press (2003) ISBN 0-75381-767-5