In honour of the 25th entry in this series, I figured I’d give it its own index page. Enjoy.
1. The Mythic Conflicts Of The Fomorians, Tuatha De Danann And Milesians
The earliest recorded wars on the island were probably myths, but even myths can have a kernal of truth.
2. The Return Of Tuathal Techtmar
Ireland’s “Return of the King”, but more interesting for the implication of Roman involvement.
3. The High Point of Dal Riata
The Gaelic Kingdom set up in Scotland, one of the only times such a foreign adventure occured.
4. The First Viking Age
The initial Norse incursions in Ireland, from 795 to 902 AD.
5. The Second Viking Age
The period of settled Norse lands in Ireland, from 914 to 980 AD.
6. Brian Boru And The Road To Clontarf
The life and times of one of Ireland’s most legendary figures.
7. The Sieges of Dun Beal Gallimhe
The origins of one the country’s great cities and why it drew so much military attention.
The Norman Conquest
8. The Norman Foot In The Door
The initial Anglo-Norman incursions and why they happened.
9. Strongbow Arrives
The Normans cement their position, though war and marraige.
– Strongbow Holds On
The Normans withstand numerous assaults.
– Henry II’s Expansion
The King comes to Ireland.
Agreements are disregarded.
-De Lacy And John
The new Lord of Ireland arrives.
-Castles And Crusades
Ireland and the Holy Land.
-Anarchy Under John
Things in Ireland start falling apart.
-John’s Second Visit
The King pops in again.
10. The Battle Of The Curragh
Norman intrigue spreads to Ireland.
The Lordship Of Ireland
11. Druim-Dearg And Stalemate
The natives and the invaders, unable to beat the other.
12. Edward Bruce And The Scottish Invasion
The wars of northern Britain spread to Ireland.
13. The Killing Fields Of Athenry
The Irish repulsed in Galway.
14. The End Of The Bruce Campaign
The Scots are defeated, though the price is high.
15. Dysert O’Dea And The Native Resurgence
The Irish strike back, as the Normans retreat.
16. The De Burgh Fracture
The Anglo-Norman lands in Ulster and the west are lost.
17. Prince Lionel And The Statutes Of Kilkenny
What could not be done in war, they tried to do with law.
18. Richard And Art
The King of England comes to Ireland.
19. How Art MacMurragh Brought Down The English Monarchy
The King of Leinster shakes the foundations of England.
20. The House Of Lancaster In Power
A new family and a new approach.
21. The Rise Of York
Ireland as a staging area for the White Rose.
22. Roses At Piltown
The Wars of the Roses comes to Ireland.
23. The Earl Of Kildare And The Simnel Conspiracy
The peasent pretender and the Irish noble behind him.
24. Knockdoe, The All-Ireland Battle
The provinces clash in Galway.
25. Surrey And The Inevitable Solution
The Tudors start taking more of an interest.
26. A Bloody Night At Knockavoe
The risky attack that saved Tyrconnell.
27. The Fuse Of The 1520’s
A final countdown to a bloody end.
28. The Silken Rebellion
The bloody end with a well dressed leader.
29. The Siege Of Maynooth
The decider for Silken Thomas.
30. The Failure Of The Geraldine League
The last gasp of the old way of things.
31. The First Plantation
The failed settlement in Laois and Offaly.
32. Shane O’Neill And Red Sagums
Tyrone against the world.
33. Desmond And Ormond At Affane
One of the last private battles in Ireland.
34. The End Of Shane O’Neill
Enemies on all sides does not tend to lead to good places.
35. The First Desmond Rebellion
James Fitzmaurice leads Desmond against Henry Sidney.
36. The Battle Of Shrule And Edward Fitton In Connacht
War in the Tudor frontier.
37. The Second Desmond Rebellion Begins
The return (and demise) of James Fitzmaurice.
38. The Siege Of Carrigafoyle
The fall of one of the Desmond’s key defensive points.
39. The Battle Of Glenmalure
The O’Byrne’s inflict a total defeat on the English.
40. Smerwick And The End Of The Desmond Rebellion
A massacre in Kerry and a final defeat.
41. Bingham At Ardnaree
A war provoked and ended.
42. The Spanish Armada
The end of the periods great fleet.
The Nine Years War
43. The Start Of The Nine Years War
The beginning of the islands most destructive conflict.
44. O’Neill’s Declaration And Clontibret
Tyrone jumps in on the side of Tyrconnell.
45. The Four Fronts From 1595 To 1597
The Nine Years War ebbs and flows for both sides.
46. The Yellow Ford
England’s worst defeat thus far.
47. Munster Rises For Hugh O’Neill
The Nine Years War spreads south.
48. Essex’s Munster Campaign
Another English failure.
49. The Curlew Pass
Conyers Clifford defeated.
50. George Carew And The End In Munster
The turning point for the English.
51. The Lough Foyle Landings
52. The Moyry Pass
A bizarre battle.
53. The Campaigns And Winter March of 1601
The road to Kinsale.
-The Siege Of Kinsale
Setting the stage.
54. The Battle Of Kinsale
The critical battle of the Nine Years War.
-The Siege Of Dunboy
All onto the Beara.
55. O’Sullivan’s March
A vicious crossing of Ireland.
56. The End In Tyrconnell
The O’Donnell’s bow out.
-The End In Tyrone
Tightening the noose.
The Nine Years War finishes.
-The Flight Of The Earls
58. A Summary Of The Nine Years War
What it says on the tin.
59. COIN In The Nine Years War
60. The Rebellion Of Cahir O’Doherty
One big success, then nothing but failure.
61. Mountjoy’s Peace
Thirty years of it.
62. The Sack Of Baltimore
Islam comes to Ireland.
The Eleven Year Wars – The Confederate War
63. The Road To The Irish Confederate Wars
The peace ends.
64. The Bloodshed Of 1641
The storm breaks.
65. The First Confederate Victory And Defeat
Success and failure outside Drogheda.
66. Monro’s Arrival And Kilrush
Things get worse for the Confederates.
67. The 1642 Siege Of Limerick
The war in Munster.
Another Irish defeat.
69. The War In Galway
A stalemate in the City of the Tribes.
Barry goes from success to spectacular failure.
71. Owen Roe, Preston And Confederate Ireland Born
The rebels get commanders, and a system.
72. Galway Secured
The Confederates take the west.
73. New Ross (1643)
Preston takes the field.
74. Charlemont, Clones And Portlester
Owen Roe’s first campaign.
75. Fermoy Ford
Finally, a Confederate victory.
76. Monro Takes Command In Ulster
The Scots become dominant in the north.
77. The Ulster Expedition of 1644
Castlehaven’s failed offensive.
78. MacColla And Montrose In Scotland
The Irish cross the sea.
79. The Siege Of Duncannon (1645)
Preston comes back.
80. Inverlochy And The Irish.
The Irish advance in Scotland.
81. Castlehaven Reduces Munster
The Confederates assault Inchiquin.
82. The “Siege” Of Youghal
Castlehaven’s meek ending to the Munster campaign.
83. The Irish And The “Annus Mirabilis”
MacColla and Montrose achieve their zenith.
84. Rinuccini, Glamorgan And Coote In Sligo
The Papacy gets involved.
85. Philiphaugh And The End Of The Irish In Scotland
86. Spring 1646
A prelude to decision.
88. Bunratty And Roscommon
The Confederate victories continue.
89. Rinuccini’s Coup
The Nuncio takes control.
90. The Dublin Campaign Of 1646
The Nuncio loses his grip.
91. Parliament In Retreat, Royalists On The Rise
A shift in factions.
92. Dungan’s Hill
The end of the Leinster Army.
93. Inchiquin’s Advance And The Sack Of Cashel
Changes in Munster.
The end of Taafe’s army.
95. The Five Factions in 1648
Things get complicated.
96. The Confederate Strife And The End Of Monro
Factions torn apart.
97. Early Departures In 1649
A few players leave the stage.
98. The 1649 Siege Of Londonderry
Parliamentarians hard pressed in the north.
99. The Royalist Summer Offensive Of 1649
Ormonde marches on Dublin.
A terrible blow outside Dublin.
The Eleven Year Wars – The Cromwellian Conquest
101. Death At Drogheda
Cromwell marks his arrival.
102. The Sack Of Wexford
Cromwell continues as he means to go on.
103. The Fall Of Ulster And O’Neill
Things collapse in the north.
104. New Ross, Arklow And Duncannon (1649)
The Waterford campaign begins.
105. Carrick-on-Suir And Waterford
The Waterford campaign ends.
106. War Aims And Plans In 1650
Both sides take stock.
107. Cromwell’s Winter Offensive
The Parliamentarians role on.
108. The Siege Of Kilkenny
The Confederate capital falls.
Cromwell suffers in Tipperary.
The Ulster Army destroyed.
111. The Siege/Battle Of Tecroghan
Clanrickarde sallies out.
112. The Fall Of Waterford
A few months on, no more mistakes.
113. The Siege Of Charlemont
The end in Ulster.
114. The Bishops Coup
The Royalists in disarray.
115. Ireton’s Autumn Offensive
The first attack on the Shannon.
116. Meelick Island
The end of the Connacht Army.
117. A Leadership Change, Foreign Negotiations And Aims For The New Year
1650 comes to a close.
118. Ireton’s New Plan And The Fall Of Athlone
The second attack on the Shannon.
119. Ireton Crosses The Shannon
The last line breached.
The effort to save Limerick.
121. The 1651 Siege Of Limerick
The endgame in progress.
122. The Fall Of Galway
The end of the conventional war.
123. The Tory Struggle
The guerilla war intensifies.
124. Devastation And Surrenders
The end of the larger conflict.
125. The Protectorate And Resistance
The struggle continues.
126. The Restoration Coups
The return of the King.
127. A Summary Of The Eleven Year Wars
Finishing things up.
128. Thomas Blood
First stop off in the inter-war period.
129. The Popish Plot
Anti-Catholic hysteria hits Ireland
The War Of The Two Kings
130. The Glorious Revolution
The road to a new war.
131. Apprentice Boys And Closing Gates
Some hard truths and obvious myths.
132. The First Jacobite Campaign
The Catholics march north.
133. Robert Lundy
Traitor or incompetent?
134. The 1689 Siege Of Londonderry
The war comes to a head.
135. The Relief Of Londonderry
Kirke to the rescue, eventually.
The war heats up to the south.
137. Bantry Bay
French and English navies clash off Cork.
The Williamites take the advantage.
139. Schomburg’s Campaign
The Williamites try for a knock-out blow.
140. Sarsfield At Sligo
The war continues in the west.
141. Cavan And Charlemont, 1690
The border war continues.
142. William’s Arrival
The road to the Boyne.
143. The Boyne
A day of days.
144. James’ Flight And The 1690 Siege Of Athlone
Jacobite failure and success.
145. The Williamite Advance
William’s unstoppable march.
146. Sarsfield’s Ride
The Jacobites strike back.
147. The 1690 Siege Of Limerick
A very important last stand.
148. Marlborough At Cork
John Churchill comes to Ireland.
149. Marlborough At Kinsale
Churchill keeps going.
150. Winter Operations And Aims In 1691
Deep breaths before storms.
151. Ginkel Attacks The Shannon
Things hang in the balance.
152. The Fall Of Athlone
The balance shifts.
The decisive battle.
154. The Jacobite Collapse
155. The 1691 Siege Of Limerick
The last fight.
156. Wild Geese And Broken Treaties
The end of Ireland’s bloody century.
157. A Summary Of The War Of The Two Kings
Wild Geese And the 18th Century
158: The Long Peace Of The 18th Century
The 1700’s begin.
159: The Early Days Of The Irish Brigade
The Irish fighting for Louis XIV.
160. The Irish Brigade Of Spain
The Irish fighting for Madrid.
161. The Jacobite “Fifteen” And “Nineteen”
The Stuarts try again.
162. The Irish At Fontenoy
The Irish Brigade saves the day.
163: The Jacobite ’45
The Stuarts try again again.
164. The ’45 Collapses
The invasion south goes wrong.
The end of the ’45.
166. The Irish In The Seven Years War
France and Britain go at it again.
167. The French At Carrickfergus
A very brief invasion.
168. The Royal Irish Regiment
Green in red coats.
169. The American Revolution
The Irish in arms cross the Atlantic.
170. Whiteboys And Hearts Of Oak
Meanwhile, back in Ireland…
171. Peep O’ Day Boys, Defenders And The Diamond
Sectarian troubles escalate.
172. The Volunteers
Militia groups get political.
173. The End Of The French Irish Brigade
“Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin”
174. The Irish Against Napoleon
Forty shillings on the drum, etc.
175. Napoleon’s Irish Legion
I was defeated, you won the war…
177. The United Irishmen
A new rebellion in the works.
178. The Expedition d’Irelande
The French try Bantry Bay again.
179. The Road To 1798
Things begin to fall apart.
180. Informers, Generals And Triangles
The British bite back.
181. The Last Days Before Rebellion
Going for broke, in the face of certain destruction.
182. May 24th
The rebellion begins.
183. The Rebellion Spreads
Like a wildfire.
184. Wexford Rises
From small beginnings…
185. Tara Hill
The end in Meath.
186. The Fall Of Enniscorthy
The fire spreads.
187. The Pushback In Kildare
Surrenders and slaughters.
188. The Republic Of Wexford
The rebel zenith.
The North rises.
190. New Ross
Disaster in the south-east.
191. The Attack On Arklow
Things turn against the rebels.
192. Ballynahinch And The End In Ulster
The North sits back down.
193. The View From London
Pitt decides what to do next.
194. Ovidstown And Foulksmills
195. Vinegar Hill
The Wexford Republic crushed.
196. Leaving Wexford
The last gasp.
197. Clonard And The End
It was good while it lasted.
198. The Year Of The French
Humbert starts things up again.
199. The Races Of Castlebar
“Run away! Run away!”
The end on land.
201. Tory Island
The end at sea.
202. Guerrilla Days After 1798
Things stumble onward.
203. Robert Emmet’s Riot
The last gasp.
204. The Australian Vinegar Hill
Another end, far away.
205. A Summary Of The 1798 Rebellion
The Long 19th Century – Beginnings
An interim begins.
207. John Devereux’s Irish Legion
Incompetence in the New World.
208. Emancipation And Tithes
The wheel keeps turning.
209. Mercenaries In Brazil
More incompetence in the New World.
210. The Tithe War
Catholic resistance intensifies.
211. The Monster Meetings
212. Young Irelanders And Great Famines
Things get in the way.
213. The Young Irelander Rebellion
214. Dolly’s Brae
Marching and massacres.
215. St Patrick’s Battalion
One man’s hero…
216. The Crimea
Their’s not to reason why, etc.
The Long 19th Century – 1867 And After
Here we go again.
218. For The Union
Mine eyes have seen the glory…
219. For The Confederacy
I wish I was in Dixie…
220. The Fenians Prepare
I’m sure this will turn out flawlessly.
221. The 1867 Rebellion
222. 1867 In Britain
It continues to not turn out flawlessly.
223. The First Fenian Raid
The American’s turn.
224. The Battle Of Ridgeway
A Fenian success story.
225. Fort Erie
226. The Pigeon Hill Raid
And a failure.
227. Eccles Hill And Trout River
And a few more failures.
228. The Last Raid On Canada
One last failure.
229. The Catalpa Rescue
Enter Clan na Gael.
The Long 19th Century – Politics And Murder
230. A New Departure
Home Rule steps it up.
231. The Land War
About time for more agrarian violence.
232. The Phoenix Park Murders
233. The Dynamite Campaign
234. The Fenian Ram
I like to be, under the sea…
235. The Plan Of Campaign And Parnell’s Fall
The Land War trundles on.
236. The Royal Irish Regiment In The 19th Century
237. The Indian Revolt
238. The Childers Reforms
Well, I find it fascinating anyway.
The Long 19th Century – The Boer War
239. The Road To The Boer War
It’ll be over by Christmas.
240. The Boer Invasion
It won’t be over by Christmas.
241. Black Week
It definitely won’t be over by Christmas.
242. The Tugela Heights
Let’s try this again shall we?
Guerilla’s in the mist.
244. The Yeomanry At Lindley
The Irish Hunt in South Africa.
245. The End Of The Boer War
Not terribly exciting.
246. The Irish Commandos
It was Ireland’s war too.
247. The Boer War In Ireland
Riots and elections.
The Long 19th Century – The Volunteer Crisis
248. The Gaelic Revival And The IRB
League’s, the GAA and the “Organisation”.
249. Home Rule And Volunteers
Things heat up over self-government.
250. The 1913 Lockout And The Irish Citizen Army
Workers rights and workers militias.
251. The Curragh Mutiny
The Army isn’t interested in Home Rule.
Larne and Howth.
253. Redmond’s Volunteer Takeover
“All mine, muhahahaha”
254. The Civil War That Wasn’t
It really wasn’t.
The First World War
255. The First World War Begins
“It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go…”
And we’re off.
257. The Great Retreat
258. To The Trenches
259. Second Ypres, Second Artois
260. The Gallipoli Landings
And the band played Waltzing Matilda…
261. The Gallipoli Debacle
Not so sick.
263. The Lusitania
Viable or no.
264. The Macedonian Front And Kosturino
Where it all started.
265. Mesopotamia And The Siege Of Kut
The eastern front of the eastern front.
266. Prelude To The Somme
The big push.
267. 1st July 1916
That ghastly word.
268. The Somme Continues
And why not?
269. Guillemont And Ginchy
Expanding the gains.
270. The End Of The Somme
Well, it had to.
272. The End Of The Mesopotamian Campaign
The sideshow of the sideshow ends.
1917 and all that.
Taking the ridge.
275. Third Ypres And Langemarck
Into the mud.
276. Taking Passchendaele
Out of the mud, kinda.
Tanks, tanks, tanks, tanks
278. Into The Holy Land
The New Crusaders
279. Action At Tell’Asur
The 10th keeps going.
280. Awaiting Kaiserschlacht
281. Operation Michael
282. The Last Fight Of The 16th
The next great retreat.
283. The End In The Holy Land
One more front.
284. The End Of The Spring Offensive
All washed up.
285. The Hundred Days
No, the other one.
286. The 69th On The Western Front
Here come the Yanks.
287. Breaking The Hindenburg Line
288. 11th November 1918
-Some Last Words On The First World War
Summing things up.
The Irish Revolutionary Period – The Easter Rising
289. On The Road To 1916
And we’re off.
290. The 1916 Plan
There was one. Kind of.
291. Casement And Plunkett In Germany
The original odd couple!
292. Casement’s Irish Legion
What, another one?
293. The Volunteer Schism
Pearse and MacNeill, getting closer to the end.
294. The Voyage Of The Aud
It goes real well.
295. The Last Weekend Before The Rising
3, 2, 1…
296. The Proclamation Of The Irish Republic As A Military Document
Irishmen and Irishwomen…
297. The Magazine Fort And City Hall
298. Mount Street Bridge
299. Boland’s Mill
300. Jacob’s Biscuit Factory
Insert Spartan reference here.
301. St Stephen’s Green
Not quite the western front.
302. South Dublin Union
303. The 1st Battalion’s Rising
From Liffey to Cabra
304. Sackville Street
305. Moore Street And Surrender
306. The British Experience In The Easter Rising
They were there too.
307. The 5th Battalion And Ashbourne
308. The Rising In Leinster
309. The Rising In Munster
310: The Rising In Connacht
311. The Rising In Ulster
312: Executions And The Changed Rising
Now and in time to be.
313. A Summary Of The Easter Rising
The Irish Revolutionary Period – The War Of Independence
A college of insurrection.
315. The Rise Of Sinn Fein
Changing things up.
I don’t wanna.
317. German Plots
Real or otherwise.
318. The 1918 Election
A sea change.
319. The Irish Republican Army
They’ll be here for a while.
320. 21st January 1919 – The First Dail
321. 21st January 1919 – Soloheadbeg
322. The Paris Peace Conference
323. The Limerick Soviet
No, not that kind.
324. Rescue At Knocklong
That was quick.
325. The Squad
326. The Revolutionary State
Courts, loans and Police.
327. The Rathclarin Ambush
Taking on the military.
328. Ambush And Reprisal In Ennistymon
Every action, etc.
329. The Sack Of Fermoy
Things get ugly.
330. The Ashtown Ambush
Taking on French.
331. Other Actions Of 1919
And the rest.
332. British Reactions In 1919
Or non-reactions as the case may be.
333. The Black And Tans
Come out and fight, etc.
334. The Carrigtwohill Barracks Attack
The real beginning?
335. De Valera In America
A very different kind of war.
336. The Ballytrain Barracks Attack
337. Timoleague And Mount Pleasant
An IRA failure.
338. The Ward’s Hotel Ambush
339. The Murder Of Tomas Mac Curtain
340. Hunger Strikes
Starving for Ireland.
341. The Squad In Spring 1920
342. The Ballinspittal Ambush
The Crean Brothers
343. The Ballylanders Barracks Attack
Back to Limerick.
344. British Counter-Moves In 1920
Fighting back, kind of.
345. Flying Columns
What an origin story.
346. 1920 In Derry
Riot, riot, riot.
347. Charlie Hurley And The Ahawadda Ambush
Ahwadda ya mean?
348. The Kilmallock Barracks Attack
1867 all over again.
349. The Listowel Mutiny
Down with this sort of thing.
350. The Kidnapping Of General Lucas
351. The Connacht Rangers Mutiny
Over in India.
352. July 1920
353. 1920 In Belfast
Not the best summer.
354. Conciliation And Coercion
Potato and potato.
355. The Holywell Ambush
Meanwhile, in Mayo.
356. The Aeroplane Ambush
Up, up and away.
357. 21st August 1920
358. The Ballinlough Ambush
A British victory.
359. The Sack Of Balbriggan And Kevin Barry
A bad day in Dublin.
360. The Rineen Ambush
A stand-out moment.
361. The Mallow Barracks Raid
A foot in the door.
362. Dublin’s October Shootouts
363. Tom Barry And The Toureen Ambush
Finally got to him.
364. The October 31st Attacks And The Siege Of Tralee
365. The 1920 British Counter-Offensive
Into the countryside.
Enter the Blacksmith.
367. The Dublin Intelligence War In 1920
368. Bloody Sunday (1920)
The first one.
False or “false”?
370. The Burning Of Cork
Now that’s a reprisal.
371. Monreal and Nine Mile House
Two ambushes, and two stories
372. Other Actions In 1920
And the rest, again.
373. Aims And Objectives In 1921
374. The Glenwood Ambush
Back to reality.
375. Mrs Lindsay And Cork’s Informant War
In the shadows.
376. Confin And Dromkeen
A quite bloody day.
377. The Clonbanin Ambush And New Structures
378. Early 1921 In Dublin
A real battle.
380. The War Of Independence In Britain
Over the sea.
381. Ulster In 1921
382. Shraharla And Lackelly
I’m sure this won’t be a problem long-term.
383. Black Whitsun And The 1921 Elections
384. The Custom House
The knock-out blow?
The west’s awake, briefly.
386. Bloody Sunday (1921)
The second one.
387. The Castleisland Ambush
388. The Truce
The end, for now.
389. Other Actions In 1921
And the rest, again, again.
390. A Summary Of The Irish War Of Independence
The Irish Revolutionary Period – The Truce
391. The Road To The Irish Civil War
The bitterest path.
392. The Treaty Negotiations
I say your 2% titanium tax doesn’t go too far enough.
393. The Anglo-Irish Treaty As A Military Document
Just about, anyway.
394. The Treaty Debates From A Military Perspective
395. The Split
Government, legislature, army.
396. The Handover And Convention Crisis
397. Collins’ Northern Policy And The Clones Shootout
398. Spring 1922 In Belfast
Could have been better.
399. The Bandon Valley Killings
Sectarian or revenge?
400. Flashpoints And The Four Courts Seizure
401. The Civil War Deferred In Kilkenny
The opening moves that weren’t.
402. The Northern Offensive
But not really.
403. Belleek And Pettigo
The Triangle Campaign.
404. British Pressure, A Second Split And The 1922 Election
405. Henry Wilson And The Final Descent
Here we go.
The Irish Revolutionary Period – The Irish Civil War
406. The Assault On The Four Courts
407. The Battle For Dublin
Securing the capital.
408. The Blessington Triangle
Not as nice as Bermuda.
409. The Opposing Forces And Initial Strategy Of The Conventional Civil War
410. The Conventional Civil War In Louth
Starting north of Dublin.
411. The Donegal Campaign
412. The Conventional Civil War In The West
413. The Conventional Civil War In Wexford
414: The Conventional Civil War In The Midlands
415. The Battle Of Limerick
The decisive moment.
416. The Fall Of Waterford (1922)
Nearly 300 years on.
417. The Advance Into Tipperary
Long way, etc.
The final battle?
419. The Coastal Landings And The Kerry Campaign
Not exactly D-Day.
420. The Plot To Isolate Dublin
421. Cork’s Fall And The End Of The Conventional Civil War
The end of the beginning.
422. The Guerrilla Civil War Begins
The beginning of the end.
423. Beal Na mBlath
424. The Anti-Treaty Offensive In Leinster
425. The Anti-Treaty Offensive In Kerry
426. The Anti-Treaty Offensive In Cork
427. The Anti-Treaty Offensive In The West
To the north.
428. Peace Moves In 1922
429. Pikes Bridge
Kildare’s Civil War.
430. The National Army’s COIN Campaign
431. Lawlor’s Sweep
Into the wilds.
432. The Execution Policy
433. The Civil War On The Railways
434. Tom Barry’s Anti-Treaty Days
He never made a book of this part.
435. The Civil War In 1923
Turning the corner.
436. 1923 In Kerry
Back to the south-west.
437. Ballyseedy And The March Massacres
438. The Civil War In Northern Ireland
Back to the other side of the border.
439. Britain And The United States In The Irish Civil War
Across two seas.
440. Lynch’s Death And The End Of The Irish Civil War
The last domino.
441. A Summary Of The Irish Civil War
Looking back, again, again.
442. Final Thoughts On The Irish Revolutionary Period
The end, of this part.
The Irish Free State
443. 1923 After The Civil War
The start of a new era.
444. The Army Mutiny
445. The Boundary Commission
446. The IRA After The Civil War
Never quite the same.
447. Fianna Fail, The 1927 Elections And The O’Higgins Assassination
A busy year.
448. The 1932 Election
449. Fianna Fail And The IRA
450. The Economic War
Taxation of trade routes.
451. Fascism In Ireland
452. The First Decades For Northern Ireland
Oh, we’ll spend more time there.
453. Bunreacht Na hEireann
We, the people.
454. The League Of Nations
455. The IRA In The Late 1930s
The Spanish Civil War
456. Ireland And The Spanish Civil War
A different Republic.
457. O’Duffy’s Irish Brigade
458. The Irish In The International Brigades
For the Republic.
459. Brunete To The End Of The Spanish Civil War
The Second World War
460. The Second World War Begins
And we’re off.
461. The Emergency
Sound the alarm.
462. The S-Plan
The “S” is for “Severely Ill-Thought”
463. The 1939 Coventry Bombing And The End Of The S-Plan
A grim precursor.
464. The Christmas Raid
Tis the season.
465. The Phoney War And The Fall Of France
Back to the Irish regiments.
466. Plan Kathleen And Operation Mainau
From bad to worse.
467. Operation Green
The Germans are coming, maybe.
468. Plan W
469. Irish Neutrality During The Second World War
Let’s try this again.
470. Sean Russell In Germany
Nazi or not?
471. The Rathgar Road Shootout
Who was to blame?
472. “Britain Alone” And 1941
Britain, Malta and North Africa.
473. The Belfast Blitz
474. German Bombing Of Ireland
From above, again.
475. The Glen Of Imaal Disaster
Tragedy in the Wicklow Mountains.
476. The Second World War In 1942
North Africa and Burma.
477. The IRA Leadership Crisis In 1942
478. Ireland And The Allies
479. The IRA’s “Northern Campaign”
Just what does that word mean?
480. The Second World War In 1943
All around the world.
481. The Long Watch
482. The Second World War In 1944
483. U-Boats Off Ireland
484. The Irish With Germany
Their were a few.
485. The End Of The Second World War
486. Ireland And The Axis
487. Ireland And The Holocaust
488. Final Thoughts On The Second World War
Wrapping things up.
Post Second World War
489. The Post-War Years And The Republic Of Ireland
A whole new world.
490. The IRA After The Second World War
491. The 1950’s Arms Raids
No good without guns.
492. Saor Uladh
Splits and splits
493. The Border Campaign
494. Sean South And The Brookborough Barracks Raid
And the leader was a Limerick man…
495. The Border Campaign Continues
496. The End Of The Border Campaign
The United Nations And The Congo Crisis
An awful day.