This is a list of conflicts in Ireland, including wars, armed rebellions, battles and skirmishes. Irish Warriors participated in many wars in Europe and “England” as well and are not completely recognized on this page.

List of wars and rebellions in Ireland

Year(s) Conflict Notes
917–1014 Viking wars in Ireland
1169–75 Norman invasion of Ireland
1315–18 Bruce campaign in Ireland Part of the First War of Scottish Independence
1333–38 Burke Civil War A conflict among the House of Burke
1534 Kildare Rebellion
1569–73 First Desmond Rebellion Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1579–83 Second Desmond Rebellion Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1594–1603 Nine Years' War Part of the Tudor conquest of Ireland
1641–42 Irish Rebellion of 1641 Part of the Eleven Years' War
1642–49 Confederate War Part of the Eleven Years' War
1649–53 Cromwellian conquest of Ireland Part of the Eleven Years' War
1689–91 Williamite–Jacobite War Part of the War of the Grand Alliance
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798
1803 Irish Rebellion of 1803
1831–36 Tithe War
1848 Young Irelander Rebellion
1867 Fenian Rising
1870–93 Land War
1916 Easter Rising Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1919–22 Irish War of Independence Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1922–23 Irish Civil War Part of the Irish revolutionary period
1942–44 Northern Campaign Irish republican campaign against the state of Northern Ireland
1956–62 Border Campaign Irish republican campaign against the state of Northern Ireland
1968–98 The Troubles

List of battles in Ireland

Prehistoric era

Main article: Prehistoric Irish battles

5th century

6th century

7th century

8th century

9th century

10th century

11th century

12th century

13th century

14th century

Bruce Campaign

Main article: Bruce campaign in Ireland


15th century

16th century

Mac an Iarla War

Main article: Mac an Iarla War

c. 1570–1583, between the sons of Richard Burke, 2nd Earl of Clanricarde

Desmond Rebellions

Main article: Desmond Rebellions

First Desmond Rebellion (1569–1573)

Second Desmond Rebellion (1579–1583)

Spanish Armada

Main article: Spanish Armada in Ireland

Nine Years' War

Main article: Nine Years' War (Ireland)

17th century

O'Doherty's Rebellion

Main article: O'Doherty's Rebellion

Barbary Slave Trade

Main article: Barbary Slave Trade

Irish Confederate Wars

Main articles: Irish Rebellion of 1641, Irish Confederate Wars, and Cromwellian conquest of Ireland

Williamite War

Main article: Williamite War in Ireland

18th century

United Irishmen Rebellion

Main article: Irish Rebellion of 1798

Several fragments of the rebel armies of the Summer of 1798 survived to fight on both in the hope of the rebellion breaking out again and of French aid. The main guerrilla groupings were:

19th century

20th century

Irish revolutionary years

Only the major engagements of this period are listed below.

Irish War of Independence

Main articles: Irish War of Independence and Timeline of the Irish War of Independence

Irish Civil War

Main articles: Irish Civil War and Timeline of the Irish Civil War

IRA Northern Campaigns

The Troubles

Main articles: The Troubles, Provisional IRA campaign 1969-1997, and Operation Banner

See also: Timeline of the Troubles

Dissident Irish Republican Campaign

Main article: Dissident Irish republican campaign

See also

References

  1. ^ The Annals of Inisfallen, Year 459
  2. ^ The Annals of Ulster, AD 431–1201, Year 461
  3. ^ John O'Donovan 1856, p. M544.3.
  4. ^ Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 3, pg 59
  5. ^ Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 6, pg 129
  6. ^ Bartlett, A Military History of Ireland, Ch 6, pg 130
  7. ^ Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest, pg 151
  8. ^ "Battle of Shrule, 1570". Shrule.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest, pg 255
  10. ^ Connolly, Contested Island, pg 267
  11. ^ Connolly, Contested Island, pg 276
  12. ^ Tinniswood, The Verneys, pg 180
  13. ^ Meehan, Confederation of Kilkenny, pg 76
  14. ^ "Exploring the secret history of Derry's Walls". Derry Journal. 1 October 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  15. ^ Scott-Wheeler, Cromwell in Ireland, pg 135
  16. ^ "Garda chief pledges to halt the Real IRA". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  17. ^ Keogh, Elaine. "Gardai arrest 10 over arms find in bunker". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2021-11-09.

Secondary references