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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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Ireland’s Wars: Surrey And The Inevitable Solution

Gerald, the Earl of Kildare, never really stopped campaigning after Knockdoe, involving himself frequently in the wars of the native Irish against others. With allies he marched to victories over the McCarthy’s of Kerry, was defeated by the O’Brien’s of … Continue reading

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