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Ireland’s Wars: The View From London

Now seems like a good moment to take a little break and evaluate where things stood in Ireland, as mid-June arrived. It is a curious thing about the 1798 Rebellion, that from the moment it began on the 24th of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Republic Of Wexford

The fall of Enniscorthy had radically altered the situation in Wexford. Where once a large, but undisciplined, mob had threatened the north of the county, now they suddenly held one of its biggest towns, and were gaining additional numbers and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Pushback In Kildare

We must return now to the situation in Kildare. The rebellion had started in earnest there, with the cross-county uprisings that had seen the United Irishmen take numerous towns and important centres, largely with the acquiescence’s of local commander, General … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rebellion Spreads

As large swaths of Kildare were, essentially, ceded to the United Irishmen and their peasant armies, things remained remarkably calm in the capital, only a short while to the east. The botched plans to attack Dublin from three directions had … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Days Before Rebellion

The policy of active disarmament was, in the view of the Dublin-based government, paying dividends. In the east, the midlands and Munster, the strength of the United Irishmen and their armies seemed smashed under the weight of the often brutal … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Informers, Generals And Triangles

In the halls of government in Dublin, the people in charge were furiously debating whether the time had come to arrest the known leaders of the United Irishmen. The hardliners thought such a move would deal a fatal blow to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Road To 1798

The run-up to the year 1798, and the events that took place then, require a bit more complicated backstory if they are to be understood properly. In this entry, I’m going to take a look at the general state of … Continue reading

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