Battle / Event Title: siege

General Details
Name / Locationsiege
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause Besieging Of Castlereagh By The Forces For With A Sow
Classification siege
ResultThe siege engine was broken by Tuathal Ruadh son of Conn and the garrison defending the castle but the castle fell because 'the wrecker of every plan, the feller of every fastness, the attack that cannot be withstood, namely Hunger, arrived and forced them to surrender to it.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventMac Dubhghaill
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - Forsons of Ruairdhri mac Diarmata; sons of Tadhg mac Diarmata; Mac Dubhghaill; descendents of O Conchobhar Ruadh and of Feiahlim Finn O Conchobhar and of Tadhg mac Branain; Diarmait son of Tadhg Ruadh son of Cairbre and a horseman of the Clann Mailruanaid
Forces Involved - AgainstTuathal Ruadh son of Conn and the garrison defending the castle
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved3rd of 6
Victory / Defeat / Neithervictory
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Dead
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battle
Tactics Employedsiege engine and use of horsemen
Style of Dress
Weaponryuse of a 'sow' of oaken beams and moving on four wheels for a siege engine
Employment Status
Employer's Namesons of Ruairdhri mac Diarmata
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status lord
Payment Details
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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
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
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 643