Battle / Event Title: Knockavoe

General Details
Name / LocationKnockavoe
Date1522
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Cause night attack by O Domhnaill on O Neill
Classification Political Conflict
ResultO Neill was defeated by O Domhnaill and much of his army was slaughtered.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / Eventa great number of the Clann Domhnaill Galloclaech
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForConn Bacach O Neill and his army (see AC, 1522, par 6) of both Irish and Scotch including the Galls of Meath (ALCe; AC note 6 p. 643); the Leinster galloglasses, John Bissett, the Clann Domhnaill Galloclaech and the Clann Sithig
Forces Involved - AgainstAodh Dubh O Domhnaill and the Cenel Conaill
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th of 7
Victory / Defeat / NeitherDefeat
Casulties For: Deadthe Galls of Meath, the Leinster galloglasses, John Bissett, many other Scots; a great number of the Clann Domhnaill Galloclaech and of the Clann Sithig
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Dead
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battle
Tactics EmployedOpponents' tactics = having not the strength of army O Neill had assembled, O Domhnaill and the Cenel Conaill chose instead to make a night attack on O Neill and his host who were encamped at Knockavoe. To reach the camp unobserved they dismounted their horsemen and added them to their battalions of foot.
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Employment Statustemporary
Employer's NameConn Bacach O Neill
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status king of Tir Eoghain
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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. 643