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Ireland’s War: Peep O’ Day Boys, Defenders And The Diamond

The rise of agrarian based secret societies in Ireland, for the purpose of providing a viable resistance to the increasingly disputed rule of landlords, was becoming a dominating aspect of the 18th century, with the Whiteboys in Munster and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Moyry Pass

While Hugh Roe O’Donnell was dealing with seaborne invasions and rebellious cousins, Hugh O’Neill had problems of his own to sort out. O’Neill remained, as far as Elizabeth I and her administration in Dublin were concerned, the biggest problem and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Yellow Ford

1598 was going to be a pivotal year in the conflict that was engulfing Ireland. After the campaigns that had racked the country over the previous few years, the situation was in a precarious balance. The English remained in place with … Continue reading

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