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Ireland’s Wars: The Conventional Civil War In Louth

The moment that the National Army had opened fire on the Four Courts was a starting pistol for the rest of the country, even if it took a while for the news of what was happening in the capital to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Death At Drogheda

Postscript 08/01/15: I would like to dedicate this post to the memory of John Bradley, one of NUIM’s best history lecturers, who passed away in November 2014, which has only just come to my attention. It was he who first … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Royalist Summer Offensive Of 1649

While Charles Coote resisted the Laggan Army and their allies from within Londonderry’s walls, the war continued in the rest of Ireland. The combined forces of the Royalist faction and the former Confederacy, united under the central command of Ormonde, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The First Confederate Victory And Defeat

One of the things I feel I should state here is that I cannot hope to cover everything. Starting around this point, the military history of Ireland begins to become better recorded and more complex, far more than earlier days … Continue reading

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Football Round-Up (LOI Week Two, EPL Week 30, Internationals)

A day late, but was due to unique circumstance I assure you. Quite the battle up in Drogheda on Friday night, but Limerick battled through some severe adversary to claim a vital point against one of the leagues top sides. … Continue reading

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League Of Ireland Round-Up, Week 19

A scary moment for the Super Blues as lowly SD Galway came within 12 minutes of repeating their crucial away draw of last season, that seriously derailed the promotion push of 2011. I suppose it might be taken as a … Continue reading

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