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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 End In Tyrconnell

This is the first part of what was previously a single post, now split as part of a re-editing process.  Having seen the last of the Nine Years War in Munster, and with the conflict long since wrapped up in Leinster, we … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sarsfield At Sligo

While James II was busy engaging in his stalemated standoff with Frederick Schomburg outside Dundalk, turning the War of the Two King’s into a surprisingly deadly non-event in the east, the war was still being fought to the west, where … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ireton’s New Plan And The Fall Of Athlone

1651 came, the weather cleared, but nothing happened. Everyone must have known that another Parliamentarian assault on the Shannon defensive line, led by Henry Ireton, was an inevitability, to make up for his failed effort the first time around. But … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Parliament On The Rise, Royalists In Retreat

1647 dawned in Ireland. The island had seen five years and two months of warfare, with bitter defeat mixed with glorious triumph. The coming months would see little all out warfare, a sort of calm before the greater storm in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Rinuccini, Glamorgan And Coote In Sligo

In order to understand the next phase of the Irish Confederate Wars, and the way that the war in Ireland could alter the way things were going in England, we need briefly discuss some of the foreign powers that were … Continue reading

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Football Round-Up (Internationals, LOI Week Three)

A fine display in Stockholm alright, though some question remain. Trap finally changed things up when it really mattered. There was less of the long/hoof ball dross, more pressing, more involvement of the central midfield, more possession. It seemed like … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Final Campaigns Of The Nine Years War

Having seen the last of the Nine Years War in Munster, and with the conflict long since wrapped up in Leinster, we turn now to the end of things in the main rebel provinces. Hugh O’Neill limped back to Tyrone after the defeat … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: O’Neill’s Declaration And Clontibret

In the aftermath of the victory outside Enniskillen, the combined forces of Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Hugh Maguire swept through northern Connacht, laying waste to all English settlements that they could find, enacting a slaughter that even pro-Irish sources are in difficulties … Continue reading

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Football Round-Up (LOI Week 31, EPL Week Nine)

So, the League of Ireland comes to a close, with a dead rubber series of games. Sligo Rovers party was only slightly ruined by a home loss to Shamrock Rovers (and the moronic behaviour of Shams fans throughout) and nothing … Continue reading

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