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Ireland’s Wars: Aughrim

With Athlone’s fall, a major set-piece confrontation between the Jacobite and Williamite armies became inevitable. Ginkel’s multi-national force securing of Athlone and its defences gave them that vital bridgehead into Connacht, and they were soon marching out to seek that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Fall Of Athlone

June 1691: The Williamite army of Godert de Ginkel had taken the eastern half of Athlone, smashing through its outer defences after only a brief bombardment. But the bridge connecting both sides of the town over the Shannon had not … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ginkel Attacks The Shannon

The campaigning season had finally arrived. After months of raids and minor operations, of reinforcements and political manoeuvring, both sides would now put their respective mettles to the test again, properly. From the east, the Williamites under Ginkel would attempt … Continue reading

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