A Catholic Convention is held on this date in 1792 through December 8th in Dublin. The focus of the convention was to abolish all remaining penal laws still in effect in Ireland. The Penal Laws were a series of laws that pertained to land ownership, education and religion and were designed to oppress the Roman Catholics. A petition was signed at Tailors Hall in Dublin at this convention and later presented to the King in London. The convention was one of many ways in which the reform movement helped bring about the Catholic Relief Act of 1793.