New Historical Society Educates On The Fenian Brotherhood's Bloody Past

Jan 19, 2015

A new historical society is forming in Vermont, with a focus on the bloody fight for Irish independence.

The Fenian Historical Society had its first meeting Sunday in Burlington.

Its goal is to educate folks about the Fenian Brotherhood, a 19th- and 20th-century movement for Irish independence from Great Britain, with some unique ties to Vermont.

Liam McKone, a civil war historian and the president of the new Fenian Historical Society, spoke with VPR about the genesis of the group.