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Ireland’s Wars: Vinegar Hill

The rebels in County Wexford had been forced back to their camp at Enniscorthy, following the defeats at New Ross, Arklow and Foulksmills. Now, General Lake was prepared to give what he saw as the final crushing blow to the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Pushback In Kildare

We must return now to the situation in Kildare. The rebellion had started in earnest there, with the cross-county uprisings that had seen the United Irishmen take numerous towns and important centres, largely with the acquiescence’s of local commander, General … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: May 24th

Following the attack on the Munster mail coach, Kildare was ready to rise. The final moments of the 23rd of May 1798 melted into the early hours of the 24th. All around Kildare, that most prepared of counties, members of … Continue reading

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