Category Archives: Ireland’s Wars

Ireland’s Wars: The 1916 Plan

The Easter Rising would, when it came to it, amount to the seizure of a number of buildings and other positions in Dublin, similar seizures in a few other parts of the country, and a few rural ambushes and skirmishes. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: On The Road To 1916

So. The Irish revolutionary period. It is fair to say that the years between 1913 and 1923 are the most famous, well-written about and analysed portions of Irish history, most especially the iconic year of 1916. I cannot claim to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: COIN In The Nine Years War

As with so much of Ireland’s military history, the Nine Years War was an insurgency war for the most part. Save for the handful of bigger engagements and the sieges that took place (mostly by the English side), the war … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The Nine Years War

The Nine Years War was a brutal contest, and I hope that I have done something to make that clear in the mind of the reader. Such a long and drawn out affair requires some reflection and more elaborated final … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Flight Of The Earls

The Nine Years War was finished, the English triumphant and the Irish rebels defeated. What was left was the aftermath. In this postbellum period, we must first look to some bizarre happenings further south, a strange half-rebellion that erupted in … Continue reading

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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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