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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The Easter Rising

Throughout the course of my writings on the Easter Rising, I have attempted to look at things through two viewpoints, and I think I will approach this summary in the same vein. Considering the actions of the Volunteers and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Ulster

It is fair to say that the northern nine counties of Ireland frequently get a raw deal when it comes to the remembrance of the Irish revolutionary period, to the extent that you may be forgiven for thinking that nothing … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Moore Street And Surrender

As Friday began, and the fifth day of fighting in the centre of Dublin commenced, it was clear that the GPO was in serious peril. British artillery was demolishing the building piece by piece, and every time the brave Volunteers-turned-firefighters … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sackville Street

When it came to the headquarters of the Irish Republic, the military council did not look far beyond Liberty Hall. Sackville Street was then, as now with its modern day O’Connell Street moniker, one of the main thoroughfares of Dublin … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: South Dublin Union

The western-most fighting within Dublin would belong to the 4th battalion of the Irish Volunteers, and most of that fighting would be done in a large complex called the South Dublin Union, located to the south-west at the city centre, near Kingsbridge … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Proclamation Of The Irish Republic As A Military Document

We will launch into the Easter Rising properly next week, but today I wanted to spend some time on the iconic document that is inherently tied to the event, and to Irish identity: the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Often … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Weekend Before The Rising

As things stood on the morning of Saturday the 22ND of April, it appeared that the Irish Volunteers were about to launch a full-scale uprising across the country, with the backing of Eoin MacNeill, but what exactly this backing actually … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Volunteer Schism

Whatever semblance of a plan the military council had come up with was made, and Germany was sending arms, albeit not in the quantity the IRB wanted. As winter turned to Spring in 1916, the rebellion grew ever more likely … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1916 Plan

The Easter Rising would, when it came to it, amount to the seizure of a number of buildings and other positions in Dublin, similar seizures in a few other parts of the country, and a few rural ambushes and skirmishes. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: On The Road To 1916

So. The Irish revolutionary period. It is fair to say that the years between 1913 and 1923 are the most famous, well-written about and analysed portions of Irish history, most especially the iconic year of 1916. I cannot claim to … Continue reading

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