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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The 1798 Rebellion

Just as I have done with the Nine Years War, the Eleven Year Wars and the War of the Two Kings, I will now take an entry to look back and offer a general summation of the 1798 Rebellion, including … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Australian Vinegar Hill

Before we close on 1798 and its aftermath, it behoves to take a look at an unlikely and, on this side of the world, little know military action that it inspired, tens of thousands of miles away from Ireland. The … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Robert Emmet’s Riot

If there is one Irish revolutionary whose legacy and memory long outlasted him, out of all proportion to the actual success of his attempted deeds, it is Robert Emmet. The young Dubliner was only 25 when he died, but some … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Guerrilla Days After 1798

With the end of the rebellion came the chance to enact a lasting political settlement in Ireland, in order to try and counteract the perceived inadequacies of the Irish Parliament and prevent another violent uprising. Both Cornwallis and Pitt wanted … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Tory Island

With Humbert’s defeat at Ballinamuck, another moment had arrived where the British government in Ireland could dare to hope that the fires of rebellion had been stamped out in 1798. The news of Nelson’s victory over Napoleon at the Battle … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ballinamuck

Not counting a small amount of unnumbered supplementary entries I wrote out to fill in a few gaps, this is the 200th edition of Ireland’s Wars. We’ve come a long way, and still have Robert Emmet, Young Irelanders, Fenians, World … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Races Of Castlebar

Despite his orders not to attempt any large scale military manoeuvres, Humbert did make some moves in-land following his initial success at securing Killala, brushing aside the minuscule amounts of yeomanry standing in his way in the Sligo region. But … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Year Of The French

With the serious fighting finished, or so it seemed, Cornwallis set about the task of administering the aftermath. And there was much to do. One of his first acts was a general writ of pardon for low-level rebels in entire … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Clonard And The End

On the 10th of July, the Wexford army of the United Irishmen arrived at the camp of their Kildare brethren, at Timohoe in the Bog of Allen. They hoped to find succour, reinforcement and fresh impetus to raise both Kildare … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Leaving Wexford

Even as Camden was departing Dublin for good, Cornwallis was situating himself as the new man in charge, with an initial primary goal of bringing the rebellion to an end, that was to be expanded into a larger objective of … Continue reading

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