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Ireland’s Wars: The Gaelic Revival And The IRB

In this series, I make it a point to prioritize military affairs when it comes to Irish history, but battles and armies and generals don’t exist in a vacuum. They are a product of their cultural, social and political environments, and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: 1867 In Britain

The Fenian Rising of 1867 had proved to be a pitiful anti-climax in Ireland, where the efforts of the IRB were largely stillborn due to the actions of informers. But the rebellion was not confined to Ireland, any more than … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1867 Rebellion

The Fenian Rising of 1867 was, at the very least, an event of bigger scope and impact on Ireland that the 1848 Young Irelander rebellion. But even that is damning with faint praise really: 1867 was another Irish nationalist catastrophe, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Fenians Prepare

Having looked at the genesis of the Fenian movement in America, and their part in the Civil War of the 1860’s, on both sides, it’s time that we swung back to affairs in Ireland itself, and the next in the … Continue reading

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