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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The Eleven Year Wars

My coverage of the wars of the mid-16th century has come to an end, but I still want to bookend things with a post similar to this one, before I move on to anything else. Before I get into anything … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The “Siege” Of Youghal

A nice short one today. Things appeared to be going well for the Confederates in the summer of 1645. Inchiquin’s defection to the Parliamentarian side had appeared to be a major blow, but the campaign of James Tuchet, the Earl … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Castlehaven Reduces Munster

Duncannon had fallen, reviving Confederate morale and providing a greater impetus for the Kilkenny government to launch offensives against their various enemies. The time had not yet come for an assault on Robert Monro in the north, and things remained … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Second Desmond Rebellion Begins

In 1579, the Tudor administration seemed to be on the up throughout Ireland. Leinster had been largely pacified, the Pale secured, the Earldom of Ormond onside. Connacht was in the process of being pacified, the MacWilliam Burkes and other rebels … Continue reading

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