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Ireland’s Wars: De Lacy And John

The English continued to expand in 1178, heedless of any previous agreements made with Rory O’Connor or any other major Irish figure, but they were not invincible. The colonial advance was less a tidal wave and more a lengthy erosion, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Windsor Ignored

The Treaty of Windsor, signed between Rory O’Connor and Henry II of England, did not last long. Anglo-Norman colonists in Ireland were still hungry for power and land, liable to undertake their own ventures into Irish territory, and Henry was … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Henry II’s Expansion

Author note: For simplicities sake, I’m going to start using anglicised versions of names from this point on, as well as greater use of the term “English”. Ireland in the later stages of 1171 had seen the invaders position in … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: O’Higgins, O’Connor And Plaques

Something very related to this infrequent series of mine came up in the last week, as the Taoiseach unveiled a small plaque dedicated to Kevin O’Higgins near the site where he was assassinated in 1927. The unveiling caused some discussion, … Continue reading

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