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Ireland’s Wars: Dolly’s Brae

I’ve talked about Orange Order marches before, as far back as my discussion on the event that inspired them. The practise of Protestant societies marching on the 12th of July had already caused a great deal of trouble, rioting and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Emancipation And Tithes

It was in the 1830’s that the agrarian unrest in Ireland, characterised by the emergence of the Ribbonmen movement, really exploded into something much more dangerous than the occasional harassment of an unjust landlord. It was a time in Ireland … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ribbonmen

We move now into the 19th century proper, a period of vast political and social change in Ireland. In terms of military history, the 19th century is an understudied and undernoticed era, especially the time between Robert Emmett’s rebellion and … Continue reading

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