Category Archives: Ireland’s Wars

Ireland’s Wars: Mellifont

The Nine Years War had reached its ninth year. The winter of 1602/03 had been a bitter one for the population of Ulster, and Ireland in general, who struggled to survive amidst the scourge of a famine, the weather and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The End In Tyrone

This is the second part of what was originally a single article, since split into two as part of a re-editing process. The first part can be found here. The English had routed the main Irish rebel armies and pacified … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The End In Tyrconnell

This is the first part of what was previously a single post, now split as part of a re-editing process.  Having seen the last of the Nine Years War in Munster, and with the conflict long since wrapped up in Leinster, we … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: O’Sullivan’s March

This is the second part of what was once a single post, that has since been split-up as part of an editing process. The first part is here. Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare was devastated by the loss and then destruction … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Dunboy

This is the second half of what was originally a single post, that has since been split up as part of a re-editing process. The original is here. Hugh O’Neill had retreated back into Ulster, Hugh Roe was on his last … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English actually kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of Kinsale … Continue reading

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