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Ireland’s Wars: The Phoenix Park Murders

The IRB , like so many similar organisations before them and after them, were no strangers to internal factionalisation. It is, perhaps, only natural for an entity obsessed with secrecy and the independent operation of separate cells to de develop … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Hugh O’Neill Gets Off The Fence

In the aftermath of the victory at Enniskillen, the combined forces of Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Hugh Maguire swept through northern Connacht, laying waste to all English settlements that they could find, enacting a slaughter that even pro-Irish sources are … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Knockdoe, The All-Ireland Battle

It is a “thing” in historical writing to often refer to noble individuals by the geographical part of their title, e.g., the Duke of Clarence is often just called “Clarence” (even though his name was George). I tend to switch … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The De Burgh Fracture

Life continued in Ireland, but the balance of power was changing. The Irish were in resurgence, having adopted new military techniques, strategy, equipment. The Kingdoms in Munster, large parts of Connaught and Ulster were either unaffected by Anglo-Norman encroachment or … Continue reading

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