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Anglo-Irish agreement

Overview page. Subjects: European History — British History.

1985,

signed at Hillsborough, Co. Down, on 15 November 1985, by Margaret Thatcher and the taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Dr Garret FitzGerald. The agreement was intended to...

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Apprentice Boys

Overview page. Subjects: European History — British History.

The Apprentice Boys are an Ulster loyalist organization whose title celebrates the thirteen apprentices who shut the city gates of Derry before the Jacobite siege (April–July 1689). The...

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Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron

Overview page. Subjects: European History — British History.

(1563–1625).

Lord deputy of Ireland. Chichester came from a Devon family. In 1604 he was made lord deputy in succession to Mountjoy and held the post for a remarkable eleven years,...

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Arthur O'Connor

Overview page. Subjects: British History — European History.

(1763–1852).

Irish republican. Born in Mitchelstown (Co. Cork), into a landed family, his background was protestant but he was a sceptic. He sat in the Dublin Parliament as a...

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battle of Baginbun

Overview page. Subjects: British History — European History.

1170.

In 1169 Richard de Clare, earl of Pembroke, known as Strongbow, decided to seek territory in Ireland. A small advance party commanded by Raymond le Gros dug in at Baginbun...

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battle of Dungan Hill

Overview page. Subjects: European History — British History.

1647.

Michael Jones, sent back to Ireland by a victorious Parliament in 1646 to re-establish English rule, won his first success on 8 August 1647, when an attempt by Thomas ...

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battle of Rathmines

Overview page. Subjects: British History — European History.

1649.

In June 1649 Michael Jones and the parliamentary forces were besieged in Dublin by Ormond. Reinforcements from England enabled him on 2 August to make a sortie and destroy...

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battle of Vinegar Hill

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1798.

Part of the Wexford rebels in the Irish rising made camp on Vinegar Hill, just outside Enniscorthy, where they terrorized the protestants of the neighbourhood. On 21 June...

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Cathal O'Connor

Overview page. Subjects: British History — European History.

B. c.1152, s. of Turlough O'Connor and Dearbhforgnill; king of Connacht 1202–24; d. Bringheol, 27 May 1224; bur. Knockmoy.

Nicknamed ‘Crobderg’ (‘the red-handed’, possibly a...

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Catholic University of Ireland

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Though from 1793 catholics could take degrees at Trinity College, Dublin, few did so, and in 1844 Peel proposed the establishment of undenominational colleges at Cork, Belfast, and Galway....

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