1825 – James Stephens was born.
– Stephens fled Ireland and escaped to France were he remained for a number of years.
– He became involved in the revolutionary underground, and lived alongsinde revolutionary exiles from all over Europe.
1860 – Stephens toured Ireland on foot to assess the potential for a revolt against Ireland’s membership of the United Kingdom.
– In Fenian circles Stephens went by the codename An Shabhac which is the Irish for, "the hawk".
1867 – Stephens estimated that a third of the British soldiers in Ireland were Fenian sympathisers. However, the failure of the Fenian Rising exposed Stephens’ claim as vastly exaggerated.
1901 – Died on the 28th of April.