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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Raid On Canada

The origins of the last raid on Canada – it cannot accurately be called a “Fenian raid”, though it mostly involved Fenians of course – lie in the so-called “Red River rebellion”, which I briefly covered in the last entry. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Pigeon Hill Raid

With the end of operations in the west, the attention turned back to the east. The original plan for the Fenian Raids, as envisioned by T.W. Sweeney, was for multiple attacks at different points on the border, as part of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The First Fenian Raid

The Fenian Rebellion of 1867 was a dismal failure in Ireland, and a high-profile escapade in Britain, with little serious success to its name. While nationalist revolutionary politics in Ireland was far from done, it would be fair to say … Continue reading

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