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    Great Nationalist Meeting at Borris in Ossory ( Ulysses )

    Joyce is not refering to Daniel O'Connell as some people suggest, he is in fact refering to Michael Davitt the Irish Land League leader and MP who turned against Parnell when his affair with Kitty O Shea was revealed . Michael Davitt held 5 Great Meeting at Knockaroo Hill , Borris in Ossory, the last of the 5 took place in 1904 . The most commonly used headline when these meetings were being reported in local and national papers was " Great Nationalist Meeting at Borris in Ossory "

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    Michael Davitt held 5 Great Nationalist meetings at Knockaroo Hill , Borris in Ossory in 1880 , 1888, 1894, 1900 and 1904 . they were attended by huge crowds from the Queens County (now called Laois ) and all the surrounding counties . The first meeting in 1880 was attended by James Redpath the famous Anti slavery campainer and Journalist who was a friend and biographer of John Brown

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    I couldn't get past the first chapter of Ulysses, how does all this fit into the book as a whole?

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