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Ireland’s Wars: The Blessington Triangle

We have seen how the pro-Treaty side eliminated the centre of the anti-Treaty movement in the Four Courts, before they went on to secure the rest of Dublin. It was a decisive demonstration that the National Army was capable of … 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: 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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Ireland’s Wars: The Rebellion Spreads

As large swaths of Kildare were, essentially, ceded to the United Irishmen and their peasant armies, things remained remarkably calm in the capital, only a short while to the east. The botched plans to attack Dublin from three directions had … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Informers, Generals And Triangles

In the halls of government in Dublin, the people in charge were furiously debating whether the time had come to arrest the known leaders of the United Irishmen. The hardliners thought such a move would deal a fatal blow to … 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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The Count: Monday

Archive —- 1910: The recounts continue in Galway West, Laois-Offaly and Wicklow, but Wicklow at least is soon to get back onto the actual business of electing people. The counts have been going on for 58 hours now, with the last … Continue reading

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17 Candidates!? (17 Days To Election)

Wicklow holds the record for the most candidates: 17. Five seats up for grabs. The 17 are three FG, two FF, three Lab, one SF, one G, five Inds and two from Fis Nua. Really looking forward to seeing how that one works out. Kind of astonished Fis Nua, a new … Continue reading

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