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Ireland’s Wars: The Yellow Ford

1598 was going to be a pivotal year in the conflict that was engulfing Ireland. After the campaigns that had racked the country over the previous few years, the situation was in a precarious balance. The English remained in place with … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Four Fronts From 1595 To 1597

As 1595 wound down and 1596 began, the Nine Years War continued in its haphazard manner, still yet to evolve into the all or nothing struggle it was later to be defined as. In truth, around this period, the Nine … 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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Ireland’s Wars: The Start Of The Nine Years War

Updated 06/05/2018 In the years following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the actions of the English in Ireland, and the reactions of the “Old English” and native Irish, propelled the island on a course towards a war that would … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The End Of Shane O’Neill

When we last left the story of Shane O’Neill, the Tyrone leader had just won a rather large diplomatic victory, having faced down English armies before facing down the English monarch directly. Returning home after his momentous meeting with Elizabeth, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Shane O’Neill And Red Sagums

Ulster was ever a thorn in the side of the Tudors. Leinster was the easiest province to bring under sway, Munster the next. Connaught remained wild and untamed, but so divided that it lacked credibility as a serious threat to … Continue reading

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