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Ireland’s Wars: De Valera In America

As already discussed, the international dimension was vital to the Irish War of Independence. The political heads of the Republic were smart enough to know that a complete military victory over Britain was unlikely to occur, and even if it … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Dynamite Campaign

While the Fenian Brotherhood in American was on its last legs, Clan na Gael and other, slightly less outwardly violent, organisations were active and planning for resistance to British rule in Ireland. One of the men at the heart of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: A New Departure

Having spent a great deal of time recently in America discussing the actions of Irish nationalist movements and organisations there, the time has come to swing back to the other side of the Atlantic, to have a look at affairs … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Catalpa Rescue

We’ve spent the last while looking at the Fenian Raids on Canada, which proved to be the highpoint of the American Fenian Brotherhood. In the aftermath of the last, pitiable, effort in 1871 – not officially a Fenian Raid, but … Continue reading

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