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S. Karly Kehoe

‘severest ecclesiastical censures’ against ‘subordinate Pastors’ speaking out against the government, the 1813 address also established the Scots bishops’ particular aversion to the activities of Daniel O’Connell and those Irish priests in Scotland who actively supported him.81 Tensions flared again in 1823 when the Glasgow Catholic Association was founded to support O’Connell’s emancipation campaign. Vehemently opposed to Irish political radicalism and concerned about the threat this might pose to the support they had been receiving from influential Protestants, Andrew

in Creating a Scottish Church
Richard Keogh
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James McConnel

him a suitable representative of the people of Wexford owing to his stance after 1829.52 Esmonde’s loyalty, however, was not unconditional. In 1844, when officers of the crown struck the names of Irish Catholics off a special jury selected to act on state trials, Esmonde joined with a number of laymen in protesting to the crown. On this occasion, he revealed that in 1829 he had hoped that the emancipation campaign would see the end of Catholic agitation, though even then he had accepted that further efforts might be necessary if Catholics were not afforded religious

in Irish Catholic identities