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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The Easter Rising

Throughout the course of my writings on the Easter Rising, I have attempted to look at things through two viewpoints, and I think I will approach this summary in the same vein. Considering the actions of the Volunteers and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Executions And The Changed Rising

One week after it had started, in Dublin and in the rest of the country, the Easter Rising was over. From a military perspective, it had ended in complete victory for the British: what rebel forces that had taken the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The British Experience In The Easter Rising

Over the last number of weeks we have looked at the various garrisons and areas of operation for the rebels of the Easter Rising, and part of that process has been an examination of British responses and troop movements against … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Moore Street And Surrender

As Friday began, and the fifth day of fighting in the centre of Dublin commenced, it was clear that the GPO was in serious peril. British artillery was demolishing the building piece by piece, and every time the brave Volunteers-turned-firefighters … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sackville Street

When it came to the headquarters of the Irish Republic, the military council did not look far beyond Liberty Hall. Sackville Street was then, as now with its modern day O’Connell Street moniker, one of the main thoroughfares of Dublin … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: St Stephen’s Green

St Stephen’s Green had been a public park in the heart of Dublin (as it remains today) since 1880. As a point that the rebels considered when it came to what to seize and what not to, it had many … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Jacob’s Biscuit Factory

(Not counting the supplementary entries I have made on occasion, this is 300th edition of Ireland’s Wars. We’ve come a long way and have yet more to travel but let me once again thank all readers and subscribers for their … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Magazine Fort And City Hall

How to approach the Easter Rising? I had considered a chronological approach, but in the end discarded this as simply too complicated and hard to follow, jumping from garrison to garrison until the signal of events is lost in the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1913 Lockout And The Irish Citizen Army

Hey, we’ve hit 250 main entries. As always, all views, comments and subscriptions are appreciated. – NFB The socialist element to the Irish revolutionary period is one that has been oft neglected and ignored in subsequent historical study of the … Continue reading

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