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Aristocrats and itinerants, unionists and nationalists, Catholics and Protestants – the good battle united hundreds of thousands of Clare women and men to a reason for which a lot of them could exit to struggle and die.

Their factors diverse from a feeling of responsibility to 'king and state' to predicament in regards to the destiny of 'poor Catholic Belgium'; from mercenary explanations, fuelled via poverty, to the ethical responsibility to struggle for civilization opposed to the 'savage Huns', or, like many younger males, to the easy thirst for event.

This seminal paintings makes an attempt, for the 1st time, to appreciate what relatively occurred in County Clare in the course of the nice battle, how its monetary and political lifestyles used to be greatly remodeled in this negative clash, and the way the contribution of these who gave their lives was once mostly written out of history.'

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