Ryan O'Rourke's Blog Posts Tagged 'Military History' (7)

Manhattan's Duffy Square: The Man Behind the Name

Duffy Square as it was in 1904

Duffy Square…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 7, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Magnificent Cromwell-Era Maps of Ireland Unveiled

Ireland in the 1650s lay in ruins. Twelve years of calamitous warfare had destroyed the country's infrastructure and resulted in the death of over 20% of the Irish population.

In August 1649 the New Model Army, led by Oliver Cromwell, went to Ireland to re-occupy the country following the Irish Rebellion of…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 26, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Priceless Easter Rising Footage Made Available Online

A priceless film archive which includes extensive footage of the Easter Rising and its aftermath has been released online by British Pathé.

The multimedia resource has made its entire archive, consisting of 3,500 hours of coverage on 85,000 films, available on YouTube. For…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How the Battle of Clontarf Unfolded

April 23, 2014 will mark the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The battle was fought between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces led by the King of Leinster, Máel Mórda mac Murchada: composed mainly of his own men, Viking mercenaries from Dublin and the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 10, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Desmond Fitzgerald Photographic Gallery now Available Online

The Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs, a stunning collection of 179 photos is now available to view on the University College Dublin Digital Library website.  This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. The majority of these photographs arise out of the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 17, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

From Béarra to Bréifne: The Epic March of O'Sullivan Beara

On New Year's Eve of 1602, Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare (Domhnall Cam Ó Súilleabháin Bhéara), Chieftain of the great O'Sullivan clan of west Cork and 1,000 others from the area over which he ruled set out on one of the most harrowing and brutal treks in the history of Ireland.  Of…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

The History of Ireland in Six Minutes



C
heck out this absolutely brilliant history of Ireland
in six minutes created by Wild Geese member …

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 15, 2013 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

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