Photograph of Lawence Lonergan, Fenian suspect.

The Fenian rebellion of 1866 was a failure, but has left us ca. 600 photographs of suspects, detained until they agreed to emigrate. The Irish police force was the first in Europe to photograph suspects. Lawrence Lonergan was a blacksmith in Ballylooby, County Tipperary, wh

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