Battle / Event Title: murder of Ruaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair after the battle of Castleconor in Carbury

General Details
Name / Locationmurder of Ruaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair after the battle of Castleconor in Carbury
Date1316
Sceneland
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause After a pretence of peace between Ruaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair and Aodh O Domhnaill (and the Cenel Conaill), O Conchobhair yielded the lordship of Carbury to O Domhnaill. But Derbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair hired a band of galloglasses and gave them a reward for killing Ruaidhri son of Domhnall O Conchobhair; so by them he was killed, in violation of oaths sworn to him previously on the relics of Tirconnell. - ( AC 1316, paragraph 2)
Classification Political Conflict
ResultRuaidhri O Conchobhair was murdered by a band of galloglasses hired by Derbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair and the chief families of Carbury were extensively plundered by the Cenel Conaill.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / Eventband of galloglasses - ceitherni gallocleach.
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForDerbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair, band of galloglasses
Forces Involved - AgainstRuaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved1st
Victory / Defeat / Neitherdefeat and death of Ruaidhri O Conchobhair
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: DeadRuaidhri O Conchobhair
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruithired
Role in Battlesignificant (hired)
Tactics Employedtreachery
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statustemporary - were hired.
Employer's NameDerbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status Queen of Tir Conaill
Payment Details
Type of Payment Derbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair
Form of Payment reward
When was Payment Received after killing Ruaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair
Technical Term of Payment luach
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
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
Source(s)
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 243 paragraph 2 (1316)