Category Archives: Limerick

Ireland’s Wars: Wild Geese And Broken Treaties

Firstly, before discussing what came after, we need to look at the military situation, in Limerick and in the larger conflict, if we are to understand what occurred there in late September and early October. The facts are simple: Ginkel’s … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1691 Siege Of Limerick

The last act in the War of the Two Kings was about to begin. The army of Godert de Ginkel made its final approach on the last enemy stronghold of significance, while the Jacobite defenders of Limerick made their last … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1690 Siege Of Limerick

Patrick Sarsfield had done his part in stemming the oncoming Williamite tide, but the final blow had only been delayed, not deflected entirely. As the autumn continued, William was determined that Limerick City would fall and a gateway over the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sarsfield’s Ride

The Williamite advance had been almost irresistible. In the space of just a few weeks, William and his massive army had swept down from the north, inflicted a stringing defeat on the Jacobites at the Boyne, and then seized most … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1651 Siege Of Limerick

The entire focus of the war in Ireland now turned, once more, to the city of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. Henry Ireton and his army, that would reach 8’000 strong at its most numerous, was outside … Continue reading

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Limerick FC’s “Message From The Chairman” And My Response

On Thursday, the Chairman of Limerick FC, Pat O’Sullivan, posted this message on the clubs official Facebook page and website. I took the time to send a reply later that day, which I felt might be of some interest to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ireton’s Autumn Offensive

By the 12th of August, Henry Ireton had completed his operation in the Waterford area, having captured both the city and the nearby fort of Duncannon, with hardly any loss. Across the country, the Royalist faction was seething with revolt … Continue reading

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