Articles by Pádraig Mac Donnchadha




The Act of Union 1801

The Act of Union came into effect on January 1, 1801 joining Ireland to Great Britain, creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. At…


















The Siege of Charlemont

In Armagh the Irish confederate forces, under Felim O’ Neill, held the strategic and modern fortress of Charlemont. The Cromwellian invasion of Ireland was under way…