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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Ulster

It is fair to say that the northern nine counties of Ireland frequently get a raw deal when it comes to the remembrance of the Irish revolutionary period, to the extent that you may be forgiven for thinking that nothing … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Four Fronts From 1595 To 1597

As 1595 wound down and 1596 began, the Nine Years War continued in its haphazard manner, still yet to evolve into the all or nothing struggle it was later to be defined as. In truth, around this period, the Nine … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Antrim

Ulster had been the birthplace of the United Irishmen movement, founded in 1791 by Wolfe Tone and others, and for some time it had been the main area of United activity and organisation. But as the end of the decade … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: MacColla And Montrose In Scotland

Away from events in Ireland in this entry, to discuss the more tangible effect the Confederates had on the war in Britain. Randal McDonald was the Earl of Ulster at the time of the Confederate Wars. The MacDonald presence in … Continue reading

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