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Ireland’s Wars: Desmond And Ormond At Affane

We break from the saga of Shane O’Neill in the north to take a look at happenings further south around the same time, that were no less important in determining Ireland’s fate under the Tudors. Desmond and Ormond were the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Maynooth

Things weren’t looking good for Thomas Fitzgerald as 1534 drew to a close and 1535 began. His failure to take Dublin was a disaster, he was unable to get those Irish inclined to his cause to cough up many men … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Silken Rebellion

1534 and the events that took place in that year are very important in the military history of Ireland. The rebellion that broke out in the east of this country has the peculiar honour of frequently being placed at the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Fuse Of The 1520’s

Ireland, by the middle of the 1520’s, was rapidly coming to the boil in a way it hadn’t for many years. The native Irish warred everywhere, immigrants from Scotland were causing fractions and the feuds between the various Anglo-Irish nobles … Continue reading

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New Government: Defence, Geographical Spread And Other Quick Thoughts

A few points about Ireland’s new Government: Sad to see Defence, a seperate Ministry for the entire history of the state, shoehorned in with Justice, Equality and Law Reform. Alan Shatter (FG), is a fine choice for any of those departments, a former … Continue reading

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