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Sixteenth Century Campaigns 1487-1607

Military campaigns of sixteenth-century Ireland such as those of 'The Firebrand of the Wicklow Mountains' - Fiach McHugh O'Byrne, the Desmond Wars in Munster, and the 'Nine Years War' prosecuted by Hugh O'Neill and Hugh O'Donnell culminating in the Flight of the Earls in 1607. These are examples, amongst others, of important episodes in Irish early-modern martial history and each is accorded regard as a priority for the group’s interpretations. Claíomh's portrayals for this period include buannachts (native Irish professional soldiers), kern (traditional light infantry) and the notorious border-reivers of Anglo-Scots origin who were increasingly seen in the employ of Elizabeth I's army.