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Category: History

Irish Temprance

The Temperance Movement In 1829, the Presbyterian minister Rev. John Edgar initiated a temperance movement,[3] by pouring his stock of whiskey out his window. The Temperance movement in Ireland was an influential movement dedicated to lowering consumption of alcohol that involved both Protestant and Catholic religious leaders. Thousands of people were persuaded to sign the pledge, therefore, [Continue]