Category Archives: War

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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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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