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1866-1871 The Fenian raids, Canada

The Fenian raids of the Fenian Brotherhood, an Irish Republican organization who were based in the United States, on British army forts, customs posts and other targets in Canada, were fought to bring pressure on Britain to withdraw from Ireland.

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1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland

24 March

James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on this day in 1603 until his death. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union. Continue reading “1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland”

1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins

12 March

The Williamite War in Ireland (1688–1691), was a conflict between Jacobites (supporters of the Scottish Catholic King James II of England/VII of Scotland) and Williamites (supporters of the Dutch Protestant Prince William of Orange) over who would be King of England, Scotland and Ireland. It is also called the Jacobite War in Ireland or the Williamite–Jacobite War in Ireland. Continue reading “1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins”

1804 – Castle Hill Rebellion

4 March

The Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 was a rebellion by convicts against colonial authority in the Castle Hill area of the British colony of New South Wales. The rebellion culminated in a battle fought between convicts and the Colonial forces of Australia on 5 March 1804 at Rouse Hill, dubbed the Second Battle of Vinegar Hill after the first one of 1798 Battle of Vinegar Hill in Ireland. It was the first and only major convict uprising in Australian history suppressed under martial law. Continue reading “1804 – Castle Hill Rebellion”

1797 – Last invasion of Britain

25 February

There was a military invasion of Great Britain by Revolutionary France during the War of the First Coalition. The brief campaign, which took place between 22 February and 24 February 1797, was the most recent effort by a foreign force that was able to land on Britain, and thus is often referred to as the “last invasion of Britain”. Continue reading “1797 – Last invasion of Britain”

Fallen tree reveals medieval corpse

Heavy rains and winds have caused a large Beech tree to topple in Collooney Ireland. Continue reading “Fallen tree reveals medieval corpse”

3D-printed a replica of an iron-age artefact to revive a rich musical culture

An archaeologist has 3D-printed a replica of an iron-age artefact to revive a rich musical culture in ancient Ireland. Continue reading “3D-printed a replica of an iron-age artefact to revive a rich musical culture”

1979 – Lord Mountbatten assassinated by IRA

27 August – On this day

Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed when Irish Republican Army (IRA) terrorists detonate a bomb on board his fishing vessel Shadow V while holidaying in Ireland. Continue reading “1979 – Lord Mountbatten assassinated by IRA”

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