Battle / Event Title: battle in Tir Maine (in Ifernnach)

General Details
Name / Locationbattle in Tir Maine (in Ifernnach)
Date1521
Sceneland
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause Tadhg Buidhe son of Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair Ruadh, Maelsechlainn son of Uilliam O Ceallaigh, Tadhg O Ceallaigh, Alustrann mac Dubhghaill and Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach mac Dubhghaill attacked the descendants of Donnchadh O Ceallaigh and seized preys but were defeated by the forces of the descendants of Donnchadh O Ceallaigh in Ifernnach.
Classification invasion
ResultTadhg Buidhe O Conchobhair Ruadh was taken prisoner; Maelsechlainn O Ceallaigh and his son Tadhg were killed as was Donnchadh mac Dubhghaill and his son Alustrann was taken prisoner along with many more.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventDonnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach mac Dubhghaill, constable
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForTadhg Buidhe son of Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair Ruadh; Maelsechlainn son of Uilliam O Ceallaigh; Tadhg O Ceallaigh; Alustrann mac Dubhghaill; Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach mac Dubhghaill
Forces Involved - Againstdescendants of Donnchadh O Ceallaigh
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved3rd of 3
Victory / Defeat / NeitherDefeat
Casulties For: DeadMaelsechlainn O Ceallaigh and his son Tadhg O Ceallaigh; Donnchadh mac Dubhghaill and many more
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Dead
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battlesignificant
Tactics Employed
Style of Dressaccoutrements and armour
Weaponry
Employment Status
Employer's NameTadhg Buidhe O Conchobhair Ruadh and Maelsech
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status O Conchobhair Ruadh - half-king; Maelsechlain
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 for. The horses of the forces 'for' were taken from them along with accoutrements and armour 'with no possibility of re-capture' - AC 1521, p. 641, par. 2
Hostages and Opponents Details
Hostages Taken
Hostages Taken - Form of Ransom
Hostages Taken - Place of Imprisonment
Hostages Taken - Date of Release
Opponents Hostages Tadhg Buidhe O Conchobhair Ruadh; Alustrann mac Dubhghaill and many more.
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), pp. 639 - 41