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Ireland’s Wars: Ireton Crosses The Shannon

Ireton had drawn up his plan to invade Connacht again. The first part of that plan would not only go off without a hitch, but gain a spectacular success in the bloodless capture of Athlone, and the opening of a … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege/Battle Of Tecroghan

As Henry Ireton was now the commander of the Parliamentarian effort in Ireland, and it would be his offensives that would continue that struggle going forward, it is probably a good idea to take a closer look at him. Born … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Kilkenny

March 1650, and the city of Kilkenny was increasingly surrounded. The heart of the Confederate movement since the foundation of that entity, it was now just another beleaguered Royalist stronghold, waiting for the Parliamentarian hammer to fall. The Kilkenny area, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: New Ross, Arklow And Duncannon (1649)

Between his main force in the south and the Ulster detachment in the north, Cromwell had taken nearly every eastern position that the Royalists had held upon his arrival, doing so at very little cost to his own army. But … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The “Siege” Of Youghal

A nice short one today. Things appeared to be going well for the Confederates in the summer of 1645. Inchiquin’s defection to the Parliamentarian side had appeared to be a major blow, but the campaign of James Tuchet, the Earl … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Castlehaven Reduces Munster

Duncannon had fallen, reviving Confederate morale and providing a greater impetus for the Kilkenny government to launch offensives against their various enemies. The time had not yet come for an assault on Robert Monro in the north, and things remained … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ulster Expedition Of 1644

As Monro was consolidating the power of his Covenanter army in the north, seizing Belfast and being appointed supreme commander of all Parliament forces in Ireland, the Confederate government was considering its next military move. Since the signing of the … Continue reading

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