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Ireland’s Wars: The Conventional Civil War In The West

In describing the conventional Civil War as it was fought in Donegal, we get a flavour for what the same period was like in the farthest west of Ireland. Connacht had never been the most active area of Ireland throughout … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Connacht

The western most province in Ireland had somewhat of a part to play in the plans of the military committee, even if, with the benefit of hindsight, we can see that they were mostly fantasy. At times Pearse and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Jacobite Collapse

The War of the Two Kings was, for all intents and purposes, decided by the Battle of Aughrim. The Jacobite losses, both there and in the immediate aftermath, were simply too great for the movement to remain sustainable. With those … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Aughrim

With Athlone’s fall, a major set-piece confrontation between the Jacobite and Williamite armies became inevitable. Ginkel’s multi-national force securing of Athlone and its defences gave them that vital bridgehead into Connacht, and they were soon marching out to seek that … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Peter Greene

A different choice this week, one of a mostly political nature: Peter Greene, member of Sinn Fein and the Volunteers in Galway, who would go on, post-Irish Revolutionary Period, to become one of that city’s more notable politicians, eventually becoming … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Fall Of Galway

The fall of Limerick was a death knell for the Royalists in Ireland, but the war was not over yet. The former Confederates and Royalists still maintained a military and a basic civic structure, but it was now confined almost … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The War In Galway

We’ve looked at Leinster, Ulster and Munster in the course of the first year of the Confederate Wars. But we haven’t really looked across the Shannon to Connacht. The reasons are many. Connacht was no stranger to the general tumult … Continue reading

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The West’s Awake: Limerick And Galway In The League Of Ireland (Lovely Left Foot)

The League of Ireland, for better or worse, has always been a competition that has been dominated by clubs from the Dublin area. With well over a quarter of the country’s population inside County Dublin’s borders, and over half of … Continue reading

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League Of Ireland Round-Up: Week 13

Considering the absences that the Limerick team had to deal with, the performance against a poor Shamrock Rovers side was as good as could have been expected. A draw was about the limits of Limerick’s ambitions, and they came close … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Sieges of Dun Beal Gallimhe

Time for a somewhat shorter entry then my last few, before I get on with the task of discussing the arrival, in force, of English soldiers on Irish soil. The years following Brian Boru’s death saw his united realm – … Continue reading

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