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  1. Raparees have often been depicted in fiction, for example in Thomas Flanagan's Year of the French, "Joshua's son Jonathan, who in 1690 had raised his company to serve King William at the Boyne and Aughrim and Limerick, rode home to Mount Pleasant and

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  2. were Irish guerrilla fighters who operated on the Jacobite side during the 1690s Williamite war in Ireland

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  3. from the Irish, ropairí, plural of ropaire, actually meaning half pike or a pike-wielding person

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  4. Subsequently the name was also given to bandits and highwaymen in Ireland - many former guerrillas having turned to crime after the war was over

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  5. There was a long tradition of guerrilla warfare in Ireland before the 1690s

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