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Ireland’s Wars: The Conventional Civil War In The West

In describing the conventional Civil War as it was fought in Donegal, we get a flavour for what the same period was like in the farthest west of Ireland. Connacht had never been the most active area of Ireland throughout … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ballinlough Ambush

As stated at the conclusion of the last entry, it would often have seemed that the Irish War of Independence was a conflict wherein the republican side, through the IRA, held all of the initiative. It was the IRA that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Bunratty And Roscommon

While Owen Roe O’Neill was winning one of the greatest Irish victories over British opposition in history, the Confederation of Kilkenny was also fighting elsewhere, campaigns against Inchiquin in Munster and Coote in Sligo. Rinuccini, when drawing his plans in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Curlew Pass

While the Earl of Essex was marching through Munster, taking the long way back to Dublin and losing most of his army in the process, and before his final downfall, events in the Nine Years War elsewhere continued apace. As mentioned in … Continue reading

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