The Cavan Volunteer Force

July 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Like many other areas of Ireland, the English Crown Plantations of the 16th and 17th centuries would come to define the demographics and political battles of County Cavan for .......

The Ulster Defence Union

June 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the lesser known Loyalist organisations of Ireland, following the announcement of the new Government of Ireland Bill in August 1892 (the 2nd Home Rule Bill) the Ulster .......

The last Connacht 12th…

April 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Seldom realised today, is that outside Ulster the Orange parading tradition at one stage was manifest in almost every county in Ireland to some degree. In Connacht Sligo Orange .......

County Wicklow Orangeism

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Just a few years after the formation of the Order in 1798, County Wicklow had already 3 established Orange Lodges. While the fledgling movement came to the county via the ranks of .......

The Scarva Sham Fight…

January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

On the 13th July each year, it is estimated that as many as 120,000 people flock to the small County Down village to witness the ‘Sham Fight’ and accompanying procession of .......
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