The Acts of Union

On the 1st of August 1800 The Act of Union (Ireland) 1800 was signed by the Kingdom of Ireland (now the Republic of Ireland) – the Kingdom of Great Britain’s The Union with Ireland Act 1800 having been earlier signed on the 2nd of July 1800 – thereby creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Act of Union was drafted in the drawing room of Derrymore House at Bessbrook in County Armagh.

The acts have since been repealed.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to The Acts of Union

  1. Glen says:

    Mmmmm, nice thatch!


  2. Jerry says:

    The final passage of the Act in the Irish Parliament was achieved with substantial majorities, achieved in part according to contemporary documents through bribery, namely the awarding of peerages and honours to critics to get their votes. Whereas the first attempt had been defeated in the Irish House of Commons by 109 votes against to 104 for, the second vote in 1800 produced a result of 158 to 115.

    Just an observation:)


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