Battle / Event Title: Crossmacrin

General Details
Name / LocationCrossmacrin
Date1467
Sceneland
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause interprovincial rivalry
Classification Political Conflict
Resultmany of the forces 'for' were killed
Long Term ConsequencesO Domhnaill came into Connacht in the interest of his own partisans, forced Clanrickard to make peace and departed unscathed - (AC, 1467, p. 537, par. 9)
Individuals Involved in Battle / Eventgalloglasses of O Ceallaigh and the Clann Uilliam Burke under the command of Aodh Buide son of Toirdhealbhach mac Domhnaill
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForO Ceallaigh and his sons (Colla and Ruaidhri); the clann Uilliam Burke including William Caech son of Macwilliam Burke; Aodh Buide son of Toirdhealbhach mac Domhnaill, the commnader (constapla) of their galloglasses; their galloglasses; and ten of the nobles of the clann Domhnaill.
Forces Involved - AgainstMacwilliam of Clanrickard and the Sil mBriain (Toirdhealbhach O Briain's sept for the most part - AC, p. 537, note 6)
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved3rd, 4th, and 5th of 5
Victory / Defeat / NeitherDefeat
Casulties For: DeadWilliam Caech son of Macwilliam Burke, O Ceallaigh's two sons (Colla and Ruaidhri), Aodh Buide son of Toirdhealbhach mac Domhnaill, ten of the nobles of the Clann Domhnaill and many others.
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Dead
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
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Employment Statuspermanent
Employer's NameO Ceallaigh and the clann Uilliam Burke
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status chieftain
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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. 537