A French force of 14,000 men in 43 ships was dispersed by a storm off the southern coast of Ireland. The invasion had been promoted by Wolfe Tone and the Society of United Irishmen, and had it been able to land would have met with considerable local support.
Editors. "Abortive French attempt to invade Ireland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
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