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Ireland’s Wars: The Volunteer Schism

Whatever semblance of a plan the military council had come up with was made, and Germany was sending arms, albeit not in the quantity the IRB wanted. As winter turned to Spring in 1916, the rebellion grew ever more likely … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1916 Plan

The Easter Rising would, when it came to it, amount to the seizure of a number of buildings and other positions in Dublin, similar seizures in a few other parts of the country, and a few rural ambushes and skirmishes. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Redmond’s Volunteer Takeover

Between the unreliability of the British military when it came to upholding the law, and the gun-running’s that had increased the armed potential of the Ulster and Irish Volunteers, things appeared to be disintegrating fast in Ireland in the summer … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Home Rule And Volunteers

We are now truly entering an era of Irish history commonly identified with the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. The events we will be discussing were the final steps on the road to those conflicts, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Gaelic Revival And The IRB

In this series, I make it a point to prioritize military affairs when it comes to Irish history, but battles and armies and generals don’t exist in a vacuum. They are a product of their cultural, social and political environments, and … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Redmond’s Takeover And Hobson

Another very important centenary date just passed us by, and it was another that went little noticed by the state or the media. I can forgive them this time though. After all, the Redmonite takeover of the Irish Volunteers in … Continue reading

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Rebels: Voices From The Easter Rising (Fearghal McGarry)

McGarry, author of an excellent biography of Eoin O’Duffy, has brought together a wide variety of recollections and memories from those who lived through the early years of the Irish revolutionary period, culminating in the Easter Rising of 1916 and … Continue reading

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