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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Ulster

It is fair to say that the northern nine counties of Ireland frequently get a raw deal when it comes to the remembrance of the Irish revolutionary period, to the extent that you may be forgiven for thinking that nothing … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Connacht

The western most province in Ireland had somewhat of a part to play in the plans of the military committee, even if, with the benefit of hindsight, we can see that they were mostly fantasy. At times Pearse and the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Boland’s Mill

We have already discussed the most significant rebel action of the Boland’s Mill operational area, but we must today look at that area as a whole. On Easter Monday it began by men of the 3rd battalion forcing the gates … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1916 Plan

The Easter Rising would, when it came to it, amount to the seizure of a number of buildings and other positions in Dublin, similar seizures in a few other parts of the country, and a few rural ambushes and skirmishes. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Volunteers

Militia service in Ireland already had a long enough history prior to the end of the 18th century. Every time that Britain was involved in trouble overseas, or when Jacobite rebellions reared their heads, local landlords and nobles in Ireland could … Continue reading

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Ireland’s War: Peep O’ Day Boys, Defenders And The Diamond

The rise of agrarian based secret societies in Ireland, for the purpose of providing a viable resistance to the increasingly disputed rule of landlords, was becoming a dominating aspect of the 18th century, with the Whiteboys in Munster and the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Franz Ferdinand And The Counter-Factual

The weekend just gone saw the centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination in Sarejevo in 1914. The event is commonly ascribed as either the beginning of the First World War or the moment when it became inevitable. I happen to … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Redmond’s Takeover And Hobson

Another very important centenary date just passed us by, and it was another that went little noticed by the state or the media. I can forgive them this time though. After all, the Redmonite takeover of the Irish Volunteers in … Continue reading

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