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the principles and practices of the Ribbonmen. See Ribbon Society, under Ribbon
Ribbonism, whose adherents were usually called Ribbonmen, was a 19th-century popular movement of Catholics in Ireland. It was active against landlords and their agents, and was ideologically and sometimes violently opposed to the Orange Order.
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the principles of secret associations among the lower Irish Catholics, organised in opposition to Orangeism, the name being derived from a green ribbon worn as a badge in a button-hole by the members; they were most active between 1835 and 1855.
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