Battle / Event Title: gossipry

General Details
Name / Locationgossipry
Date1365
Sceneboth:land and water
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause After Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna assumed the kingship of Oriel he made gossipry with Somairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill
Classification Gossipry
ResultSomairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill discarded O Raighilligh's daughter in favour of the daughter of Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel.
Long Term ConsequencesConcessions ('large gifts') given by Brian mag Mathgamna to Niall O Neill in 1368 (AC, 1368, p. 335, par. 13) for killing Somairle mac Domhnaill (in 1365) and in an attempt to halt O Neill's army from attacking him in Oriel
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventSomhairle, son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill 'the black', high constable of the Fifth of Ulster - Ardconstapla Coicid Ulad
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForSomairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill and Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel
Forces Involved - AgainstO Raighilligh
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved1st
Victory / Defeat / Neither
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Dead
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
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Employer's NameBrian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status king of Oriel
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Source(s)
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 327