Thomas L. Synnott: The Career of A Dublin Catholic, 1830-1870

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Robert Cullen

This book examines Synnott’s career from earliest days, including an account of his involvement in the distribution of the Murray Fund famine relief.

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Thomas Synnott’s connection with the vintner/grocer class in Dublin in the 1830s and his later rise in prominence as a vestry officer, and warden in O’Connell’s repeal association places him in the classic middle-class Catholic mould for that time. His election to the board of guardians of the North Dublin workhouse and as High Constable for Dublin Corporation brought him to peaks reached by few of his repeal colleagues. This book examines Synnott’s career which included his important role in voluntary relief during the Great Famine of 1845-50 and his appointment in 1848 as Governor of Grangegorman female prison in North Dublin. The problems encountered by Synnott as Governor which included a power struggle between him and the senior female officers there, demonstrate the local complexities behind the religious and political divisions of his time.

Additional Information

Author

Robert Cullen

Imprint

Irish Academic Press

Format

Paperback

PAPERBACK ISBN

9780716526308

EXTENT

64 pp

Publication Date

1st September 1997

Genre

Irish History, Religion, Biography