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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Raid On Canada

The origins of the last raid on Canada – it cannot accurately be called a “Fenian raid”, though it mostly involved Fenians of course – lie in the so-called “Red River rebellion”, which I briefly covered in the last entry. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Eccles Hill And Trout River

In the years after 1866 and the raids on Canada that had led to Ridgeway, Fort Erie and Pigeon Hill, the Fenian Brotherhood spent an awful lot of time talking and not a lot of time actually doing anything. Captured … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Fort Erie

The Fenians under John O’Neill had won a victory at Ridgeway, sending the first column of militia they had come up against reeling backwards. But even as they were enjoying that success, additional threats were moving in, in the form … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Ridgeway

The first Fenian Raid on Canada had been a rather anticlimactic non-event, with the O’Mahony wing of the American Brotherhood left in tatters in the aftermath. But the Campobello operation had been mere prelude to the main event of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The First Fenian Raid

The Fenian Rebellion of 1867 was a dismal failure in Ireland, and a high-profile escapade in Britain, with little serious success to its name. While nationalist revolutionary politics in Ireland was far from done, it would be fair to say … Continue reading

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Review: The Grand Seduction

The Grand Seduction Trailer It can be hard to mix comedy with drama, especially in a film with as morose a focus as unemployment and cultural extinction. How can you really make an audience laugh while presenting a story like … Continue reading

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