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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Glenmalure

The O’Byrne’s had been a consistent source of trouble for the English in Ireland. Frequently raiding into the Pale and other English controlled or English friendly areas from their lands in Wicklow, the O’Byrne’s were a clan that had an … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Carrigafoyle

As 1580 began, things were poised very delicately in Munster. The Geraldines, now under the leadership of Gerald, the Earl, had achieved some very notable success, not least the burning of Youghal. But they were still outnumbered by the kind … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Second Desmond Rebellion Begins

In 1579, the Tudor administration seemed to be on the up throughout Ireland. Leinster had been largely pacified, the Pale secured, the Earldom of Ormond onside. Connacht was in the process of being pacified, the MacWilliam Burkes and other rebels … Continue reading

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