Battle / Event Title: midst of Sil Murray and the rest of Connacht

General Details
Name / Locationmidst of Sil Murray and the rest of Connacht
Date1315
Sceneland
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause internecine coup; succession struggle
Classification Political Conflict
Result1.Penetrated into midst of Sil Murray and rest of Connacht, burning town of Sligo, Ballymote, great castle of Kilcolman, Ballintober, Dunamon and castle, Roscommon, Randoon, Athlone and all homes that lay on his route 2. Demanded recognition of his dominion
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / Eventmany galloglasses
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForRuaidhri s. Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair; men of Connacht; men of Breifne; many galloglasses
Forces Involved - Againstno forces against; one-sided hosting into the rival terriotry of Feidhlim O Conchobhair, king of Connacht
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved3rd
Victory / Defeat / Neithervictory
Casulties For: Deadnone mentioned
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Deadnone mentioned
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battlesignificant: essential component in army
Tactics EmployedTactics employed by Ruaidhri O Conchobhair and galloglasses:
1. Waited for Feidhlim O Conchobhair to join forces with Edward Bruce and leave Connacht unguarded
2. Penetrated into midst of Sil Murray and rest of Connacht, burning town of Sligo, Ballymote, great castle of Kilcolman, Ballintober, Dunamon and castle, Roscommon, Randoon, Athlone and all homes that lay on his route
3. Demanded recognition of his dominion and lordship from Mac Diarmata
4. Took pledges and hostages from rest of Sil Murray
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statusunclear
Employer's NameRuaidhri s. Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status claimant to kingship of Connacht
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
Hostages Taken Pledges and hostages were enacted from Sil Murray except for Mac Diarmata
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 Weaponry
Opponents Trophies
Source(s)
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 233 paragraph 7 (1315)