Battle / Event Title: lower Connacht: several skirmishes from Ballyshannon to a camp 'between the Duff and the Drowes' to Fersad Randa in Liagain to Cuil Irra (Sligo)

General Details
Name / Locationlower Connacht: several skirmishes from Ballyshannon to a camp 'between the Duff and the Drowes' to Fersad Randa in Liagain to Cuil Irra (Sligo)
Date1536
Scene
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause War between O Domhnaill and the nobles of lower Connacht
Classification interprovincial strike
Resultunsuccessful: 'O Dom[h]naill returned home having obtained no submission or honour from his nobles of lower Connacht this time' (AC, p.697, par. 19)
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventClann Suibhne
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForO Domhnaill; MagUidhir; O'Neill's son (Niall Og son of Art - see AC, p. 692, n.2); Aodh son of Maelmhordha O Raighilligh; all O Domhnaill's sons except Magnus; Niall O Baigill; Seamus Ballach son of Niall son of Niall
Forces Involved - Againstnobles of lower Connacht12/04/2007O Conchobhair and Muinter Airt; Cathal og O Conchobhair; Aodh Ballach son of Brian son of Brian son of Aodh O Conchobhair; Eoghan O Dubda; Mac Diarmata; the sons of Tadhg mac Diarmata, including Aodh son of Eoghan son of Tadhg mac Diarmata
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved7th of 8
Victory / Defeat / Neither
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: DeadMaelseachlainn son of Tadhg son of Ruairdhri mac Donnchada; a horseman of the followers of Cathal Og O Conchobhair's son (Aodh Ballach son of Brian son of Aodh)
Casulties Against - WoundedMac Diarmata's son (Aodh son of Eoghan son of Tadhg mac Diarmata)
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battlesignificant part of the forces assembled by O Domhnaill in his attempt to gain submission from the nobles of lower Connacht.
Tactics Employedjavelin, guns
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statusunclear
Employer's NameO Domhnaill
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status king of Cenel Conaill
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
Hostages and Opponents Details
Hostages Taken daughter of Walter Burke; wife of Eoghan O Dubda
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
Source(s)
TitleAC, 1537, p. 701, par. 7