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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Connacht

The western most province in Ireland had somewhat of a part to play in the plans of the military committee, even if, with the benefit of hindsight, we can see that they were mostly fantasy. At times Pearse and the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Stephen Jordan

This week, our lucky winner is Stephen Jordan, a member of the Irish Volunteers and the IRB, who served in Athenry during the Easter Rising, before later going on to be a Fianna Fail TD for the area. Jordan’s account … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Shrule And Edward Fitton In Connacht

We’ve covered Leinster, Ulster and Munster in this general period. What about Connacht? Connacht was the frontier for the English position in Ireland, with much of the territory under English control – centred mainly around the towns of Galway and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Killing Fields Of Athenry

Edward Bruce was knocking the Anglo-Norman armies to pieces in the north in the mid 1310’s, but a battle in the west of the island may well have had the decisive impact on his aims to become the undisputed King … Continue reading

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