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Ireland’s Wars: Wexford Rises

It is perhaps fair to say that there is no other county in Ireland more synonymous with the 1798 Rebellion than Wexford. And, strangely enough, it really didn’t have to be that way. Wexford in the later years of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Williamite Advance

In the summer of 1690, the Jacobites were on the run nearly everywhere in Ireland. The loss at the Boyne and the subsequent flight of James II from the country had been twin blows that the Jacobite war effort tottered … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Sack Of Wexford

Cromwell did not spend long in Drogheda after its sack, content to leave a small garrison to secure it while he moved on. The news of Drogheda, mixed with a healthy dose of rumour and misinformation, was spreading far and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s War’s: New Ross (1643)

Spring 1643 was when the war in Ireland really came back to life. We’ve already looked at the operations around Galway which stretched into that summer, but now we’re going to skip back to March to discuss the next major … Continue reading

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Football Round-Up (LOI Week 29, Internationals, DD Links)

And so the First Division season comes to a close. It was a disappointing and frustrating game, though that mattered little in the context of the night itself. Limerick suffered two red cards before the end and neither was undeserved. … Continue reading

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League Of Ireland Round-up, Week 22

It was a hard fought contest, but Limerick took Ferrycarrig by storm in the last 30 minutes to get the three points. Fatigue simply must have been an issue, last week’s schedule of three games in four days, culminating in … Continue reading

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League of Ireland Round-Up, Matchday Seven

I wasn’t there, but by all accounts Limerick put in a much stronger performance against Wexford then they did at home to Longford. The scoreline was tight, but Limerick dominated possession, made far more goalscoring chances, and took one of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Norman Foot In The Door

So we come to the inevitable point, when this series changes from commentary on internal Irish conflicts for the most part and turns its focus on Ireland’s military relationship and history with “the foreigners” as the early sources like to … Continue reading

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