- The First Invasion of Ireland takes place as the British Army begins its invasion on Drogheda and Belfast. The Fitzgeralds of Desmond send there armies along with their allies to Drogheda town to retake the town.
- A meeting is held in Dublin in Leinster House and is deemed the First Oirechtas. All the lords in Ireland are invited and 60 out of the 78 attend. They discuss that the time of Irish lords is coming to an end and a "King" is no way of leading the country. They believe a sort of government needs to be established to unite the country and fight the British. The meeting is suspended after hearing the Lords Army have been defeated in Belfast and the British are advancing.
- The British Army retreat from Drogheda after a 10 day battle with the British Army.
- Another meeting is held in Dublin and Enda Fitzgerald is elected as Supreme Overlord of Ireland and orders his men to march north towards the borders.
This is a sort of void in my timelines history as it is really intended to only be a bunch of battles and I am not interested in writing these. This period is part of the Anglo-Irish War and is the major playing factor.
- Over this time period multiple armies are sent from the Lords of Northern Ireland but most are defeated. The Earldom of Tyrone is destroyed the most powerful Lord other then the Lord of Letterkenny. Down, Antrim and Derry are the first taken. Soon much of Northern Tyrone is taken and much of Donegal is taken over due to the lack of population in the countryside. Soon the Battle of Breifne takes place near Belturbet and many towns across Northern Cavan as the Duchy of Breifne fights for its survival. Soon the Lords Army creates a large wall spanning from Leitrem to Louth as a defensive barrier from the rest of the country. By 1528 the entire northern half of the country has been taken over.
- In 1528 the North-South Armistice is signed by the two sides and the Kingdom of Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Southern Ireland is established. Northern Ireland is ruled by the Duke of Londonderry and Southern Ireland is ruled by the Lords Council which is a collection of the lords of Ireland to rule Ireland as whole.
The Great 200 Year Armistice
- Over the next 200 years small conflicts do break out along the border but the country is mainly at peace though the past has never been forgotten. Southern Ireland thrives though the North is depreciating as less and less money is provided but is instead sent to foreign colonies. The Lords Council is still in existence but many of the earldoms have fallen out of existence. Though some nobility members are still part of the council most members are the people who have been nominated by local councils.
- In 1770 the British army for the first time began pulling its soldiers as a whole from the Peace Border and moving them towards the towns and cities. Under the North-South Armistice the wall cannot be breached so the newly formed Irish Defence Forces stay put and do not attempt to advance. However a secret meeting of generals and politicians take place this is known as the Independence Council of Ireland.
- By 1776 almost all army barracks had been pulled by the small towns and cities except Belfast and Londonderry. Rural Ireland was left open for invasion.
- From 1773-1776 a military master plan code named Operation Mockingjay was created and to be executed in 1777. A invasion force of 50,000 would easily make its way north until it reached Londonderry and Belfast. Donegal would declare its independence and merge into Southern Ireland. A sea force of 50 ships (40 borrowed from the Spanish) would sail up the coast and fire on Belfast. The invasion force were to defeat the Londonderry force and a huge assault on Belfast was to take place.
- This plan was carried out on February 13 1777. The ground plan went mainly to plan and all troops were pushed out of Armagh and Derry (No more troops were situated in Tyrone and Donegal. 40 of Ireland's 50 ships (borrowed from the Spanish) sailed up the east coast. Nearly 5 were destroyed in a surprise assault in Newry. The rest survived up until Belfast and a large sea battle took place. The remaining officer in command Admiral Douglas F. Gent had ordered his remaining ships to destroy the Irish armada. Many of the cannons and artillery were left at the docks and when the ground troops arrived at the docks they utilized them to fire on the ships. The sea battle went on for 2 days until Douglas F. Gent had lost almost 300 men and had only about 1,500 men left to fight the strong 25,000 Irish force.
- Ireland along with other nations form the International Federation of Nations after major talks between heads of government takes place in London.