Battle / Event Title: Lough Swilly, Ireland

General Details
Name / LocationLough Swilly, Ireland
Ports / Ships Involvedcalm beautiful haven of Swilly, a great splendid fleet, immense capacious ships, long surpassing-swift galleys, beautiful easily-managed boats (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne)
Cause After the battle of Sruibhshliabh, Murchadh Mear set out to avenge his brethern and kinsfolk in Ireland who had been banished from Fanad with the defeat and death of Toirdhealbhach at the battle of Beal Atha Daire.
Classification Political Conflict
ResultMurchadh Mear conquered the middle third of Inis Eoghain, Fanad, Ros Guill, O Maolgaoithe's tuath, and the two tuaths of Tir Baghuine. These lands have been occupied by Mac Suibhnes from then on, save the middle third of Inis Eoghain.
Long Term Consequences
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventMurchadh Mear mac Suibhne
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - ForMurchadh Mear, Murchadh Og and a great fleet
Forces Involved - Againstenemies of Mac Suibhne's kinsfolk in Ireland: kings, princes and lords: the O Domhnaill and O Dochartaigh
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved1st
Victory / Defeat / Neithervictory
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: DeadKings, princes and lords were are slain so that their nobles all perished.
Casulties Against - Wounded
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Hostages Taken hostages were taken by Murchadh Mear and Murchadh Og
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TitleMS 24 p. 25 edited in 1920 by Paul Walsh who titled the MS 'Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne'. (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne ed. Rev. Paul Walsh (Dublin, 1920) from MS 24 p. 25 in R.I.A. (MS composed between 1513 and circa 1544).)