Battle / Event Title: Encounter between the Fahies of O Cathain and Mac Uigilin near the river Bann

General Details
Name / LocationEncounter between the Fahies of O Cathain and Mac Uigilin near the river Bann
Date1542
Sceneboth:land and water
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause raiding expedition initiated by Mac Uigilin against O Cathain and O Cathain's subsequent pursuit of Mac Uigilin
Classification Raid And Battle
ResultMac Uigilin and the son of O Domhnaill 'barely made good their escape' (AC, p. 725) suffering many casualties.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / Eventson of Mac Domhnaill
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForRugraide son of Walter mac Uigilin and a large body of Scots including the son of Alusdrann Carrach son of Mac Domhnaill, the son of Mac Domhnaill and Mac Seoin
Forces Involved - AgainstMagnus son of Donnchadh O Cathain; great many mercenaries of the Clann Suibhne (descendants of Ruiardhri mac Suibhne - see AC, p. 729, n. 1)
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved3rd of 5
Victory / Defeat / Neitherdefeat for Mac Uigilin
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Deadthe son of Allusdrann Carrach son of Mac Domhnaill and Mac Seoin and many others not enumerated, many were killed in battle, many drowned in the Bann
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruitunclear
Role in Battlesignificant
Tactics Employed
Style of Dress
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Employment Statusunclear
Employer's NameRugraide son of Walter mac Uigilin
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status
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Hostages and Opponents Details
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Hostages Taken - Form of Ransom
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Source(s)
TitleAC, 1542, p. 725, par. 11)