Category Archives: Ireland’s Wars

Ireland’s Wars: The Magazine Fort And City Hall

How to approach the Easter Rising? I had considered a chronological approach, but in the end discarded this as simply too complicated and hard to follow, jumping from garrison to garrison until the signal of events is lost in the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Proclamation Of The Irish Republic As A Military Document

We will launch into the Easter Rising properly next week, but today I wanted to spend some time on the iconic document that is inherently tied to the event, and to Irish identity: the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Often … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Weekend Before The Rising

As things stood on the morning of Saturday the 22ND of April, it appeared that the Irish Volunteers were about to launch a full-scale uprising across the country, with the backing of Eoin MacNeill, but what exactly this backing actually … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Voyage Of The Aud

When Imperial Germany decided to send aid to those factions within Ireland preparing for a rebellion against British rule, they did not do so with any great enthusiasm or gung-ho attitude. The guns sent were less than what was requested, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Volunteer Schism

Whatever semblance of a plan the military council had come up with was made, and Germany was sending arms, albeit not in the quantity the IRB wanted. As winter turned to Spring in 1916, the rebellion grew ever more likely … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Casement’s Irish Legion

Roger Casement and Joseph Plunkett were both in Germany seeking support from Wilhelm II’s government for an uprising in Ireland. But while Plunkett’s main focus would be on gaining material support in the form of guns, a goal eventually that he would partially succeed in attaining, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Casement And Plunkett In Germany

Irish nationalist revolutionaries have consistently sought outside support in their endeavours, recognising that having a major European, or even world, power is a practical necessity when trying to fight an opponent with the size and reach of England, and later … Continue reading

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