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Ireland’s Wars: Richard Bingham At Ardnaree

Lets’ turn back to Connacht for a little bit. Since the days of Edward Fitton, Connacht had been restless, if not largely peaceful. Many of the clans and native Irish on the western side of the Shannon would have had … 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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