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Ireland’s Wars: July 1920

By the time that June came to an end in 1920, it was fair to say that the situation in Ireland was chaotic. The forces representing “the Republic” had de facto control over a significant part of the country, the … 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: The Ballylanders Barracks Attack

Limerick may not have been on the same level as Cork or Tipperary when it came to IRA activity in the War of Independence, but it was not far behind. Those three Munster counties were at the heart of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ward’s Hotel Ambush

On the 10th March 1920, an attack took place in the County Limerick town of Rathkeale, when several members of the local IRA took advantage of an opportunity to target members of the RIC. The event was more than just … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Rescue At Knocklong

A section of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade had instigated the military side of the War of Independence with the Soloheadbeg ambush. There would be other incidents, and deaths, in the weeks and months that followed, but the next spectacular moment … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Limerick Soviet

As stated previously, it is my intention to put individual emphasis on a number of the smaller scale actions and events of the Irish War of Independence, that I will be choosing based on my own metrics of importance, notoriety … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Munster

Munster had been the centrepiece of the larger national plans for the Rising, based around the intended landing of German arms on the County Kerry coastline for later distribution to Volunteers in Cork. The province had many targets that would … Continue reading

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