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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: On The Road To 1916

So. The Irish revolutionary period. It is fair to say that the years between 1913 and 1923 are the most famous, well-written about and analysed portions of Irish history, most especially the iconic year of 1916. I cannot claim to … 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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Ireland’s Wars: The Boer War In Ireland

The Boer War was a part of a series of nineteenth century conflicts, starting most definitively with the Crimean War, that had a great deal of international attention, owing to the large journalistic presence and the advances in communication technology … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Phoenix Park Murders

The IRB , like so many similar organisations before them and after them, were no strangers to internal factionalisation. It is, perhaps, only natural for an entity obsessed with secrecy and the independent operation of separate cells to develop separate, … Continue reading

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