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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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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: A Summary Of The War Of The Two Kings

So, another review of another conflict has come to an end, this one exceedingly shorter than the last, but no less fascinating. As has become my habit, I’d like to take the time to write up a quick summary of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Wild Geese And Broken Treaties

Firstly, before discussing what came after, we need to look at the military situation, in Limerick and in the larger conflict, if we are to understand what occurred there in late September and early October. The facts are simple: Ginkel’s … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1691 Siege Of Limerick

The last act in the War of the Two Kings was about to begin. The army of Godert de Ginkel made its final approach on the last enemy stronghold of significance, while the Jacobite defenders of Limerick made their last … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Jacobite Collapse

The War of the Two Kings was, for all intents and purposes, decided by the Battle of Aughrim. The Jacobite losses, both there and in the immediate aftermath, were simply too great for the movement to remain sustainable. With those … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1690 Siege Of Limerick

Patrick Sarsfield had done his part in stemming the oncoming Williamite tide, but the final blow had only been delayed, not deflected entirely. As the autumn continued, William was determined that Limerick City would fall and a gateway over the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sarsfield’s Ride

The Williamite advance had been almost irresistible. In the space of just a few weeks, William and his massive army had swept down from the north, inflicted a stringing defeat on the Jacobites at the Boyne, and then seized most … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Williamite Advance

In the summer of 1690, the Jacobites were on the run nearly everywhere in Ireland. The loss at the Boyne and the subsequent flight of James II from the country had been twin blows that the Jacobite war effort tottered … Continue reading

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