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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: New Ross

In Wexford, where the fighting had been hardest, the rebels stood on the cusp of controlling the entire county. They had taken its major urban centres on the east coast, and repeatedly beaten back the government forces in the local … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Republic Of Wexford

The fall of Enniscorthy had radically altered the situation in Wexford. Where once a large, but undisciplined, mob had threatened the north of the county, now they suddenly held one of its biggest towns, and were gaining additional numbers and … Continue reading

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