Battle / Event Title: Towards Murbhach. These are the conditions of the contract agreed by Toirdhealbhach an Fhiona O Domhnaill and Toirdhealbhach Coach mac Suibhne and his son, Toirdhealbhach Ruadh, and all their fellow galloglasses. This was the first time a contract of this sort was made on the Mac Suibhne galloglasses. Previously they served whomsoever they wished. 'It was the Scottish habit they had observed until that time, namely, each man according as he was employed.' (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 45)

General Details
Name / LocationTowards Murbhach. These are the conditions of the contract agreed by Toirdhealbhach an Fhiona O Domhnaill and Toirdhealbhach Coach mac Suibhne and his son, Toirdhealbhach Ruadh, and all their fellow galloglasses. This was the first time a contract of this sort was made on the Mac Suibhne galloglasses. Previously they served whomsoever they wished. 'It was the Scottish habit they had observed until that time, namely, each man according as he was employed.' (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 45)
Date
Sceneland
Ports / Ships Involved
Cause O Domhnaill's release of Mac Suibhne's son.
Classification Political reconciliation.
Result
Long Term ConsequencesFor undertaking the journey to meet him, O Domhnaill gave to Mac Suibhne 100 cows, O Domhnaills own raiment (which Mac Suibhne gave to his foster father O Herril), 6 scores of axes of buannacht bona (axe-men to be maintained) from Tir Chonaill in perpetuity
Individuals Involved in Battle / EventToirdhealbhach Caoch mac Suibhne, lord of Fanad
Forces Involved Details
Forces Involved - For
Forces Involved - Against
Place of Galloglass in Forces Involved1st
Victory / Defeat / Neither
Casulties For: Dead
Casulties For - Wounded
Casulties Against: Dead
Casulties Against - Wounded
Galloglass Specific Details
Hereditary or New Recruitnew recruits to be held as hereditary employees
Role in Battle
Tactics Employed
Style of Dress
Weaponry
Employment Statuspermanent
Employer's NameO Domhnaill
Employer's EthnicityIrish
Employer's Status King of Tir Chonaill
Payment Details
Type of Payment 2 galloglasses for each quarter of land
Form of Payment 100 cows and O Domhnaill's own raiment, 6 scores of axes of buannacht bona (axe-men to be maintained) out of Tir Chonaill for perpetuity, the making of a circuit of Tir Chonaill once in the year, the spending of three nights in each house in Tir Chonaill, fishing rights on the Erne, 2 townlands of what is now called Braighid Fanad 'the Braid of Fanad', to sit by the right side of O Domhnaill when visiting and a champion hound.
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 2 cows for each galloglass deficient: one for the man himself and one for the equipment. Each galloglass is to be equipped with a coat of mail and a breastplate,another should have a jack and helmet. No forfeit for a helmet deficient save the galloglasses brain dashed out for want of it. For a missing axe a shilling. And for a missing spear a groat. (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne,p. 45)
Person to Whom Fine was payable For the galloglass deficient the two cows should be givne to O Domhnaill. For the missing axe and spear the shilling and groat should be given to the Constable of the Mac Suibhne galloglasses.
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)
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).)
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 373
TitleThe Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), pp. 317 par. 3