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Ireland’s Wars: The Fall Of Ulster And O’Neill

While Cromwell and the majority of the New Model Army was busy trying to subjugate the south-east of the country, and doing a pretty good job of it by the middle of October, the rest of the Parliamentarian force was … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1649 Siege Of Londonderry

The late Spring and early Summer of 1649 were dominated by a series of sieges in Ireland, as the newly defined Parliamentarian and Royalist factions came to blows with each other in a much more substantial way than they had … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Confederate Strife And The End Of Monro

The summer of 1648, and the Confederation of Kilkenny was in tatters. The acceptation of the Inchiquin truce had led to a split between Ormondist and Clericalist factions, which now threatened to turn into open warfare. Giovanni Rinuccini had played … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Benburb

What we call the Irish Confederate Wars were in their fifth year, which is all the more surprising given that the Confederates were yet to really land a really significant victory in the course of the war. When it came … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Spring 1646

1646 would be a momentous year for the Irish Confederates, bringing victories, defeats, political triumphs and in-fighting disaster. But the year did not start off in any great rush of military expeditions of large battles, with the important events largely … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ulster Expedition Of 1644

As Monro was consolidating the power of his Covenanter army in the north, seizing Belfast and being appointed supreme commander of all Parliament forces in Ireland, the Confederate government was considering its next military move. Since the signing of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Charlemont, Clones And Portlester

In this new phase of the Confederate War, we’ve looked at how the conflict was progressing in Leinster and Connacht. Today, we’ll turn back northwards and discuss how things were going in Ulster, the original heartland of the rebellion, and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Monro’s Arrival And Kilrush

The Irish had fallen back from the failed assault on Drogheda, and while they continued to control very large swaths of territory in Ireland (the amount does bear repeating, over 80% of Irish territory was not in English control by … Continue reading

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