Not that many dating sites served Ireland then and of those that did, most were actually UK sites that had a certain percentage of Irish singles on their databases.
People were still wary of meeting “strangers off a dating site” or telling their friends and family they’d met someone online or even that they’d signed up to a dating site in the first place.
The rebellion had some success, especially in County Wexford, before it was suppressed.
Primarily a political and cultural organisation, some members of Young Ireland staged an abortive rising, the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848. Some of these escaped to the United States, where they linked up with other Irish exiles to form the Fenian Brotherhood.