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Ireland’s Wars: The Dublin Campaign of 1646

Rinuccini, whose presence had so altered the dynamics of the Confederation of Kilkenny, now stood as its undisputed master. Having bankrolled the success of Owen Roe O’Neill up to and after his stunning victory at Benburb and having managed to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Rinuccini’s Coup

On the 5th of June 1646, Owen Roe O’Neill led his Ulster Army of Confederate Ireland to a decisive victory over Robert Monro at the Battle of Benburb, a victory almost unmatched in the history of Ireland. 105 days later, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Benburb

What we call the Irish Confederate Wars were in their fifth year, which is all the more surprising given that the Confederates were yet to really land a really significant victory in the course of the war. When it came … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Spring 1646

1646 would be a momentous year for the Irish Confederates, bringing victories, defeats, political triumphs and in-fighting disaster. But the year did not start off in any great rush of military expeditions of large battles, with the important events largely … Continue reading

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