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Ireland’s Wars: The Royal Irish Regiment

There were/are a large amount of “Irish” regiments within the British Armed Forces. Just check out this Wikipedia Category page, that only lists the defunct ones. The matter is complicated by the frequent creation and then extinction of these units, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The French At Carrickfergus

In 1759, the latest in a series of wars between France and Britain was raging on. The Seven Years War would come to a conclusion by 1763, with the Irish Brigade heavily engaged in various theatres around the globe, but … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish In The Seven Years War

The Irish Brigade had made their reputation in the War of the Austrian Succession, at places like Fontenoy and Lafelt. When that war concluded in 1748, with the Treaty of Aix-le-Chappelle, the Brigade was left as one of the most … Continue reading

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