Battle / Event Title: Ballyshannon

General Details
Name / LocationBallyshannon
Date1247
Sceneboth:land and water
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause Geraldine expansion into Cenel Conaill
Classification Political Conflict
ResultThe opponents pillaged and plundered the whole territory and left behind Ruaidhri O Canannain as king of Cenel Conaill.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventMac Somurli
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForMaelsechlainn O Domhnaill, king of Cenel Conaill; Gilla Muinelach O Baigill; men of Cenel Conaill and Cenel Eogain; Mac Somurli, king of Argyll
Forces Involved - AgainstMaurice Fitzgerald and his men; Cormac s. Diarmait s. Ruaidhri O Conchobhair; William Britt, sheriff of Connacht and his brother, a famous knight
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved
Victory / Defeat / NeitherDefeat
Casulties For: DeadO Domhnaill, king of Cenel Conaill; O Baigill; Mac Somurli, king of Argyll; all the chief men from Cenel Conaill
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Deadmany of Fitzgerald's army; W. Brit, sheriff of Connacht and his brother, a famous knight
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battlesignificant
Tactics Employeddefending the ford
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statusunclear
Employer's NameMaelsechlainn O Domhnaill, king of Cenel Conaill
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status king
Payment Details
Type of Payment
Form of Payment
When was Payment Received
Technical Term of Payment
Location for Collection of Payment - For Employer
Collector of Payment - For Employer
Collector of Payment - For Employee
Payment for Employee
Fines for Breach of Contract
Person to Whom Fine was payable
Presence of Horses in Battle / Event horses on both sides
Hostages and Opponents Details
Hostages Taken
Hostages Taken - Form of Ransom
Hostages Taken - Place of Imprisonment
Hostages Taken - Date of Release
Opponents Hostages
Opponents Hostages - Form of Ransom
Opponents Hostages - Place of Imprisonment
Opponents Hostages - Date of Release
Opponents Dress
Opponents Weaponry
Opponents Trophies pillaged and plundered the whole territory
Source(s)
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 91; paragraph 7 (1247).