John Mitchel
Newry Protestant Wife Of Irish Revolutionary
THE fascinating story of patriot John Mitchel is also the remarkable tale of his young wife, Jane (Jenny) Venner, daughter of a Newry Protestant sea-captain, as well as the unique career of Mitchel’s school-friend and future brother-in-law, John Martin from Loughorne.....READ>>

Unusual Newry Duo In Struggle For Justice And Liberty
MANY Protestants have played a key role in the struggle for justice and liberty over the past two centuries. These would include Robert Emmett, Wolfe Tone and Henry Joy McCracken, Grattan and Parnell, as well as Cochran and Lowans, John Mitchel and John Martin from the Newry region.....READ>>

It’s A Long Way From Newry To Exile On Van Dieman’s Land
“IT was on a raw, damp morning that I took my last look at Irish land. Soon, we were steaming southwards. My moorings were cut; I am a banished man; - an utter exile.”.....READ>>

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