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Ireland’s Wars: The Northern Offensive

Behind every flashpoint in Ireland on the road to the Irish Civil War, every bit of violence taking place in isolated areas or the more eye-catching combat in urban centres, the situation in Northern Ireland still caught people’s attention. The … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: 1920 In Derry

It has been a while since we have looked at the city of Derry (or Londonderry if it means all that much to you) in the context of Irish military history. In that respect, the city is mostly synonymous with … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Relief Of Londonderry

As NFB has been away on a short holiday, this weeks’ Ireland’s Wars is a little shorter than normal, but is plenty important all the same. In mid-July of 1689, with Londonderry on the verge of starving, negotiations were opened … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1689 Siege Of Londonderry

For an event with all of the historical power that this siege has, it is a remarkably unexceptional affair in military terms. The reasons for that are worth going into. Richard Hamilton, outside the walls and now in firm command … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Robert Lundy

The Siege of Londonderry in 1689 is a pivotal enough event that I feel comfortable spending a bit of extra time on it, and part of that is the events in the immediate proceeding weeks before the siege had actually … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Apprentice Boys And Closing Gates

The War of the Two Kings pivots around the city of Londonderry, which in 1689 was one of the main urban centres of Ulster, having grown substantially from the small settlement that it had been when it was first taken … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rebellion Of Cahir O’Doherty

Finally we move on from the Nine Years War and its immediate aftermath, but before advancing forward some years, we will discuss a brief rebellion, little more than a coda to the large scale fighting that preceded it, which broke … Continue reading

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Football Round-Up (FAI Cup 1/4 Finals, EPL Week Four)

A quiet week in the League of Ireland, as the FAI Cup quarter finals took centre stage. Some unexpected results in that competition. St Pats and Drogheda was, as might have been predicted, the hardest to call and they’ll go … Continue reading

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League Of Ireland Round-Up, Week Eleven

It occurs to me that my consistent recounting of League of Ireland scores might not actually be that interesting, so in future I’m going to limit these posts to more analysis and interpretation of specific events rather than just a … Continue reading

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