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CONFEDERATE IRISH        

CONFEDERATE IRISH

Historical Overview


The period of Irish self-government between 1642 and 1649, during the Eleven Years' War. During this time, two-thirds of Ireland was governed by the Irish Catholic Confederation, also known as the "Confederation of Kilkenny", which was based in Kilkenny. This was formed by Irish Catholic nobles, clergy and military leaders after the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The Confederation had what were effectively a parliament (called the General Assembly), an executive (called the Supreme Council), and a military. It pledged allegiance to Charles I.

The remaining Protestant-controlled enclaves in Ulster, Munster and Leinster were held by armies loyal to the royalists, parliamentarians or Scottish Covenanters. Throughout its existence, the Confederation waged war against the parliamentarians. In 1648, it allied itself with the royalists. However, in 1649 a parliamentarian army under Oliver Cromwell invaded Ireland. It defeated the Confederates and royalists and brought the Confederation to an end.

As an example of how messed up the whole thing was, in 1648 a chap called Owen Roe O'Neill refused to join the royalist alliance and fought a brief internal civil war with the royalists and Confederates in the summer of 1648. So alienated was O'Neill by what he considered to be a betrayal of Catholic war aims that he tried to make a separate peace with the English Parliament and was for a short time effectively an ally of the English parliamentary armies in Ireland.

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Paddy's army from Central London Southern League 2013
  • 1 Irish Regt MF Unarmoured Average Musket'* 4
  • 1 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 2 Irish Regt MF Unarmoured Average Musket'* 4
  • 2 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 3 Irish Regt MF Unarmoured Average Musket'* 4
  • 3 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 4 Irish Regt MF Unarmoured Average Musket'* 4
  • 4 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 5 Irish Regt MF Unarmoured Average Musket'* 4
  • 5 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 6 Irish Regt MF Unarmoured Average Musket'* 4
  • 6 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 7 Irish Horse Horse Unarmoured Poor Pistol Sword 4
  • 8 Irish Horse Horse Unarmoured Poor Pistol Sword 4
  • 9 Demi Cannons Artillery Average Hvy Art 2
  • 10 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 2
  • 11 Redshanks Warriors Unarmoured Average Bow'* Impact Ft. Sword 6
  • 12 Redshanks Warriors Unarmoured Average Bow'* Impact Ft. Sword 6
  • 13 Redshanks Warriors Unarmoured Average Bow'* Impact Ft. Sword 6
  • 14 Redshanks Warriors Unarmoured Average Bow'* Impact Ft. Sword 6
  • 15 Irish Horse Dt Horse Unarmoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 16 Irish Horse Dt Horse Unarmoured Average Pistol Pistol 4

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