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Ireland’s Wars: Kilmallock

I hope that I may be forgiven for the length of the below entry in this series. This particular subject is one that is close to my heart in many ways, not just as I am a native of Limerick, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Kilmallock Barracks Attack

The 1867 Fenian Rebellion was marked out by a series of low-level encounters across the country, that mostly consisted of a loose assembly of barely armed Irish nationalists, that quickly dispersed, or were made to disperse, when the lack of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Munster Rises For Hugh O’Neill

The victory at the Yellow Ford had radically altered the strategic situation in Ireland. In the aftermath, with the northern confederation separating and returning home while the Pale waited with baited breath for a possible attack on its borders, both sides … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The First Desmond Rebellion

In 1567, Henry Sidney, the Lord Deputy of Ireland, embarked on a tour of Munster and Connaught, seeking a lay of the land in order to have a better knowledge of his position in the country. What he found startled … Continue reading

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Ireland And Iraq: When COIN Works And When It Cant

The Irish Civil War is a conflict that is widely ignored in military circles, outside of the Irish Army, which has always seemed strange to me. The Irish Civil War is that rarest of things: an example of a successful … Continue reading

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Irish Battlefield Commemoration

Down the road from me, the local pub has been trying to get permission to build a small hotel in the site next to it for quite a while. Such a development is hardly eye raising and the delay in getting said … Continue reading

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