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Ireland’s Wars: Executions And The Changed Rising

One week after it had started, in Dublin and in the rest of the country, the Easter Rising was over. From a military perspective, it had ended in complete victory for the British: what rebel forces that had taken the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Connacht

The western most province in Ireland had somewhat of a part to play in the plans of the military committee, even if, with the benefit of hindsight, we can see that they were mostly fantasy. At times Pearse and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1867 Rebellion

The Fenian Rising of 1867 was, at the very least, an event of bigger scope and impact on Ireland that the 1848 Young Irelander rebellion. But even that is damning with faint praise really: 1867 was another Irish nationalist catastrophe, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The 1798 Rebellion

Just as I have done with the Nine Years War, the Eleven Year Wars and the War of the Two Kings, I will now take an entry to look back and offer a general summation of the 1798 Rebellion, including … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Robert Emmet’s Riot

If there is one Irish revolutionary whose legacy and memory long outlasted him, out of all proportion to the actual success of his attempted deeds, it is Robert Emmet. The young Dubliner was only 25 when he died, but some … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ballinamuck

Not counting a small amount of unnumbered supplementary entries I wrote out to fill in a few gaps, this is the 200th edition of Ireland’s Wars. We’ve come a long way, and still have Robert Emmet, Young Irelanders, Fenians, World … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Races Of Castlebar

Despite his orders not to attempt any large scale military manoeuvres, Humbert did make some moves in-land following his initial success at securing Killala, brushing aside the minuscule amounts of yeomanry standing in his way in the Sligo region. But … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Year Of The French

With the serious fighting finished, or so it seemed, Cornwallis set about the task of administering the aftermath. And there was much to do. One of his first acts was a general writ of pardon for low-level rebels in entire … Continue reading

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In Defence Of RTE’s Rebellion

I waited until the series was concluded to write the following, which is spurred on by the intense criticism that RTE’s efforts to dramatise the 1916 rising has gotten, from a wide variety of sources. I don’t speak so much … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: May 24th

Following the attack on the Munster mail coach, Kildare was ready to rise. The final moments of the 23rd of May 1798 melted into the early hours of the 24th. All around Kildare, that most prepared of counties, members of … Continue reading

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