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Ireland’s Wars: The Royal Irish Regiment In The 19th Century

We’ve rapidly run out of expressly Irish topics to talk about when it comes to the 19th century, and the next time we turn back to the island of Ireland, we will be on the approach to the twin conflicts … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Monster Meetings

Having succeeded in his quest for Catholic emancipation, and having played a crucial role in the struggle over tithes, Daniel O’Connell stood as the pre-eminent Irish Catholic politician of his day. While his support base had been greatly eroded in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Tithe War

The stage was set for yet another clash between the authorities and the Irish peasantry. The issue of tithes was now centre stage in the Irish political and cultural arena: government overreach and tenant retaliation would do the rest. Efforts … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Mercenaries In Brazil

The sad legacy of European colonialism, throughout the world, has often been additional violence once the colonial occupier withdraws, as internal factions seek control of new nation-states, and neighbours vie for control of a larger region. South America, after centuries … Continue reading

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