Fenian dynamite campaign

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Fenian dynamite campaign
Type bombing campaign
Location Great Britain
Target government, military, police and infrastructure
Date 1881–1885
Executed by Flag of Leinster.svg Irish Republican Brotherhood

The Fenian dynamite campaign (or Fenian bombing campaign) took place in Great Britain from 1881 to 1885 by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), nicknamed the "Fenians", on infrastructure and government, military and police targets.

Timeline of the campaign[edit]

1881 and 1882
  • 14 Jan 1881: A bomb exploded at a military barracks in Salford, Greater Manchester.[1]
  • 15 Mar 1881: A bomb was found and defused in the Mansion House, London.[1]
  • 1881: Bombs exploded at a military barracks in Chester and at Hatton Garden police station in Liverpool. Another bomb was planted at Liverpool Town Hall,[1] but a police officer moved it away from the building before it exploded.
  • 12 May 1882: A bomb exploded at the Mansion House, London.[1]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Whelehan, Niall (2012). The Dynamiters: Irish Nationalism and Political Violence in the Wider World, 1867-1900. Cambridge University Press. 

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Porter, Bernard. The origins of the vigilant state: the London Metropolitan Police Special Branch before the First World War. Boydell & Brewer, 1991. Pp.27-28
  2. ^ London Metropolital Police Service - History - The Fenians
  3. ^ London Metropolitan Police Service - History - Timeline 1870-1889