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Ireland’s Wars: The Conventional Civil War In Wexford

For well over a hundred years before the events to be discussed below, Wexford had held an aura in the eyes of successive generations of Irish republicans and revolutionaries, that arguably outstripped whatever strategic value the area held in terms … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: New Ross

In Wexford, where the fighting had been hardest, the rebels stood on the cusp of controlling the entire county. They had taken its major urban centres on the east coast, and repeatedly beaten back the government forces in the local … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: New Ross, Arklow And Duncannon (1649)

Between his main force in the south and the Ulster detachment in the north, Cromwell had taken nearly every eastern position that the Royalists had held upon his arrival, doing so at very little cost to his own army. But … Continue reading

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Ireland’s War’s: New Ross (1643)

Spring 1643 was when the war in Ireland really came back to life. We’ve already looked at the operations around Galway which stretched into that summer, but now we’re going to skip back to March to discuss the next major … Continue reading

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