„No person knows better than you do that the domination of England is the sole and blighting curse of this country. It is the incubus that sits on our energies, stops the pulsation of the nation’s heart and leaves to Ireland not gay vitality but horrid the convulsions of a troubled dream.“
— Daniel O'Connell
Letter to Bishop Doyle, 1831 (O’Connell Correspondence, Vol IV, Letter No. 1860).