Battle / Event Title: Encounter between the forces of O Neill and O Domhnaill, who were returning laden with spoils from a hosting into Meath, and the forces of the justiciar, Lord Leonard, at Belahoe Oriel

General Details
Name / LocationEncounter between the forces of O Neill and O Domhnaill, who were returning laden with spoils from a hosting into Meath, and the forces of the justiciar, Lord Leonard, at Belahoe Oriel
Date1539
Sceneboth:land and water
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause hosting made by O Neill and O Domhnaill into Meath and destruction and plundering enacted there
Classification Conflict Between Irish Forces And English Forces In Ireland
ResultAlthough fleeing in disorder, the O Neill and O Domhnaill party 'lost no men of great distinction' besides Maolmhuire Mergech son of Eoghan Ruardh mac Suibhne (AC, p.713)
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventMaolmhuire Mergech son of Eoghan Ruardh mac Suibhne
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForO Neill, O Domhnaill; the Cenel Conaill and Maolmhuire Mergech son of Eoghan Ruardh mac Suibhne
Forces Involved - Againstthe justiciar, Lord Leonard 'together with a full muster from the large towns of Meath, both lay and clerical, and all the Englishmen in Ireland, and men from all the fleets which they had lying in the harbours on every hand' for instance, a large fleet in Carlingford Harbour
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved
Victory / Defeat / Neither
Casulties For: Deadlisted as the most important person lost by the Cenel Conaill
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: DeadMaolmhuire Mergech son of Eoghan Ruardh mac Suibhne
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruit
Role in Battlesignificant
Tactics Employedthe most important person lost by Cenel Conaill there' (AC, p. 713)
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statuspermanent
Employer's NameO Domhnaill
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status king of Tir 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
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, 1540, pp. 715-7, par. 10
TitleAC, 1544, p. 737, par. 11