Battle / Event Title: Coill in Chlachain in the territory of Breifne (not less than a hundred slain in total)

General Details
Name / LocationCoill in Chlachain in the territory of Breifne (not less than a hundred slain in total)
Date1309
Sceneland
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause internecine strife/ contest for kingship
Classification Political Conflict
ResultAodh Brefnach s. Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair replaced Aodh s. Eogan s. Ruaidhri s. Aed s. Cathal Croibhdhearg as king of Connacht; the three tuatha submitted to him
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventMaeldomnaig the galloglass
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForAodh Brefnech s. Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair, Diarmait Oc O hElide ('a noble loyal princely yeoman'- AC, 1309, p. 2), Maeldomnaig the galloglass, Gilla na Naem Mac Aedacain (ollav of Connacht in law), Fagurtach O Dobailein of the household of Mac Donnchad
Forces Involved - AgainstAodh s. Eoghan s. Ruaidhri s. Aodh s. Cathal Croibhdhearg, king of Connacht; great men of Connacht i.e. Conchohbar Mac Diarmata; Diarmait Ruadh s. Tadc s. Andrias O Conchobhair; Diarmait s. Cathal Carrach Mac Diarmata; Aodh s. Muirchertach s. Tadc s. Maelruanaid [Mac Diarmata]
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involvedplaced in a list of a long line of nobles slain that day in battle
Victory / Defeat / Neithervictory
Casulties For: DeadDiarmait Oc O hElide ('a noble loyal princely yeoman'- AC, 1309, p. 2), Maeldomnaig the galloglass, Gilla na Naem Mac Aedacain (ollav of Connacht in law), Fagurtach O Dobailein of the household of Mac Donnchada and many others
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: DeadAodh s. Eoghan s. Ruaidhri s. Aodh s. Cathal Croibhdhearg, king of Connacht; great men of Connacht, i.e. Conchobhar Mac Diarmata; Diarmait Ruadh s. Tadc s. Andrias O Conchobhair; Diarmait s. Cathal Carrach Mac Diarmata; Aodh s. Muirchertach s. Tadc s. Maelruanaid [Mac Diarmata]
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battlesignificant
Tactics Employed
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statusunclear
Employer's NameAodh Brefnech
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status claimant to kingship
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
Hostages and Opponents Details
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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
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Opponents Trophies
Source(s)
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 219 paragraph 2 (1309)