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Ireland’s Wars: The American Revolution

The American War of Independence, fought between 1775 and 1783, was a shockwave in world politics, a cross-continental conflict that sucked in many great European powers and left the British Empire with a black eye that was both unexpected and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Jacobite “Fifteen” And “Nineteen”

The Jacobite uprisings of the 18th century directly concerned Ireland and many Irishmen and women living on the continent, even if very little of their process actually took place in Ireland. And while no large Irish regiments of the Brigades … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish Brigade Of Spain

Last week, I discussed the origins of the most famous foreign military unit of Irish immigrants in the 18th century, the French Irish Brigade, that first came into being in the aftermath of the War of the Two Kings, and then … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Early Years Of The Irish Brigade

Before the War of the Two Kings had even ceased, Irish troops had travelled to France to join the armies of Louis XIV. Of course, Irish soldiers had been serving in continental armies, in dribs and drabs, for a while … Continue reading

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