Battles / Events in or relating to Roscommon (23)

Name / Location Date Cause Result
Burial of Tadc O Conchobhair, half-king of Connacht, at Roscommon. Tadc O Conchobhair was buried with such pomp and dignity as had not been accorded to any king of the line of Cathal Croibhdhearg before him for a very long time - (AC, 1464, p. 525, par. 40). Countless offerings of cows, horses and money were made to the church. death of Tadc O Conchobhair, half-king of Connacht
From Nadnaveagh to Doonard Horses and men were wounded from both parties. After the death of Tadc O Conchobhair (see no. 115) the posterity of Aodh son of Feidhlimid O Conchobhair were 8 weeks and a day (or until the next ensuing Lent - see AC, p. 526, note 3) without anyone yielding obedience to another. (AC, 1465, p. 527, par. 2)
fight for lordship of Fanad between Ruaidhri, son of Maolmhuire,and Eoin Ruadh, son of Ruaidhri mac Suibhne
war for the lordship of Fanad following the death of Ruaidhri son of Maolmhuire mac Suibhne The Cineal Conaill, namely O Domhnaill and his sons and the cheifs of all Tir Chonaill, came together in Cill mac nEnain 'Kilmacrenan' and proclaimed as Mac Suibhne Domhnall Og, son of Domhnaill. But Maolmhuire's descendants never submitted to Domhnall Og war for the lordship of Fanad following the death of Ruaidhri son of Maolmhuire mac Suibhne
fight for Fanad. The Cineal Conaill, namely O Domhnaill and his sons and the cheifs of all Tir Chonaill, came together in Cill mac nEnain 'Kilmacrenan' and proclaimed as Mac Suibhne Domhnall Og, son of Domhnaill. But Maolmhuire's descendants never submitted to Domhnall Og fight for lordship of Fanad following the death of Ruaidhri mac Suibhne
hosting to provision a castle The people from Connacht north of the Curlieus expected that the men of Clanrickard would help them provision the castle but only Mac William with a small body of horse came as far as Ballintober to meet them - (AC, 1409, p. 405, par. 7). Thus the hosting army came close to retreating but Conchobhar mac Donnchada, king of Tirerrill refused to leave until he had provisioned the castle or perished doing so. So the hosting party reached Roscommon and provisioned the castle losing only one warrior. Brian son of Domhnall, son of Muirchertach O Domhnaill; Conchobhar mac Donnchada, king of Tirerril and the sons of Tigernan O Ruairc made a hosting but in an attempt to place supplies in the Castle of Roscommon they were challenged by all the men of Connacht
Ceann Maghair Atha O Domhnaill heard of Eoghan mac Suibhne's illness and joined forces with O Neill to attack mac Suibhne. They dispatched messengers to Mac Suibhne to find out how sick he was, to conclude a peace with him if he was better and to proclaim war on him if he was not.
Baile-tobair-Brighde (Balintober, co. Roscommon)1311 Johnock mac Uibhilin killed the Gruelach 'and himself was killed [immediately] therefor. And it is with the short [handled] axe wherewith he killed Aodh Ua Conchobhair the Brefnian, he was killed himself'
midst of Sil Murray and the rest of Connacht1315 1.Penetrated into midst of Sil Murray and rest of Connacht, burning town of Sligo, Ballymote, great castle of Kilcolman, Ballintober, Dunamon and castle, Roscommon, Randoon, Athlone and all homes that lay on his route 2. Demanded recognition of his dominion internecine coup; succession struggle
Raid of Moylurg1315 Cattle and corn were snatched from the altar in Moylurg and given to galloglasses for the wages due to them raid for booty for galloglasses wages
Moylurg, 13671367 The Clann Murtagh burnt the stronghold of Aodh mac Diarmata resulting in battle between the Clann Murtagh on one side and Aodh mac Diarmata and Fergal mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg on the other. The Clann Murtagh migrated into Mag Nisi and made an expedition an expedition into Moylurg
the Island of Trinity1369 Jenkin, son of Cormac O Ferghail; Mael Sechlainn, Ferghus, son of Cormac O Ferghail; Feidhlimidh, son of Aodh O Conchobhair of the Quill; Donn mac Canrubha; and Sitric mac-in-Maghistir of the nose were killed
Roscommon1377 death of Richard Burke; Domhnall son of Cathal Oc O Conchobhair; Tadc Oc son of Tadc O Ceallaigh; O Mainnin; Mac Dubhghaill the Galloglass; the son of Niall Cam (or Cam AC, p. 346, par 2) perhaps it is a surname, Mac Neill Ca(e)m - AC, p. 348, note 2 and others interprovincial rivalry
Moylurg, 13851385 Mac Donnchada and Tigernan Mor O Ruairc with their company of galloglasses burnt the stronghold of Mac Diarmata and the whole district, killed the son of Seoan O hEgra and captured his brother Mac Donnchada and Tigernan O Ruairc and their galloglasses invaded Moylurg
the Plain of Connacht and Ard-in-caillin and the Islands of Loch-Caircin1388 Domhnall Og son of Mac Domhnaill was killed
raid into Tirerril reaching Moytirr of the Fomorians and leaving towards Coillte Conchobair when routed at Cnoc in Chroma1398 O Conchobhair Ruadh; Conchobhar mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg and his constable, Somairle Buide son of Marcus mac Domhnaill and the people of Somairle mac Domhnaill, having been deserted by their hired troops and young levies (AC, 1398, p. 373, par. 24) O Conchobhair Ruad hand Conchobhar mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg led a raiding party that included Mac Diarmata's constable, Somairle mac Domhnaill into Tirerril reaching Moytirra of the Fomorians where they took great preys (AC 1398, p. 371, par. 24) and went towards Coillte Conchobair when their hired troops and young levies went off with their booty (AC, 1398, p. 373, par. 24) and left O Conchobhar Ruadh, Conchobhar mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg and his constable, Somairle Buide mac Domhnaill and Somairle mac Domhnaill's followers.
raid and battle1405 Mac Diarmata and his allies managed to defeat this mingled host of enemies at the beginning of the day - (AC, 1405, p. 395, par. 15). However, an arrow shot was sent from the opposing army and shot through the worthless rabble-rout and mean folk and the Tadc mac Diarmata, king of Moylurg made an expedition to Airtech to demand dues and was met by an excessive body of foes - (AC, 1405, p. 393, par. 15) that included O Conchobhair Donn; the posterity of Muirchertach Muimnech O Conchobhair; sons of Fergal mac Diarmata; people of Airtech; clann Ceithernaig; clann Conchobhair
Political conflict1405 Tadgh Mac Diarmata was shot with an arrow and died shortly after
The territory of Airtech Broadbreast; Airtech - Cath Airtich (AC, 1405.15)1405 Mac Diarmata defeated 'this mingled host of enemies at the beginning of the day and his men made great slaughter of the rabble.' (AC, 1405.15) Clann Caba went on an attack into Meath
Imaire Uarain1468 A good many were killed on both sides and Feidhlimid Finn's prey as well as (or except?- AC p. 544 note 1) his horses were taken from him Feidhlimid Finn was taking preys from Moylurg to Killaraght when he was opposed by Edmund son of William and his army at Imaire Uarain
battle in Tir Maine (in Ifernnach)1521 Tadhg Buidhe O Conchobhair Ruadh was taken prisoner; Maelsechlainn O Ceallaigh and his son Tadhg were killed as was Donnchadh mac Dubhghaill and his son Alustrann was taken prisoner along with many more. Tadhg Buidhe son of Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair Ruadh, Maelsechlainn son of Uilliam O Ceallaigh, Tadhg O Ceallaigh, Alustrann mac Dubhghaill and Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach mac Dubhghaill attacked the descendants of Donnchadh O Ceallaigh and seized preys but were defeated by the forces of the descendants of Donnchadh O Ceallaigh in Ifernnach.
Mac Domhnaill Galloglach and Feidhlim Caoch son of Conn son of Conn O Neill1542 Feidhlim Coach son of O Neill killed by Mac Domhnaill Galloglach with one blow of a spear
Expedition by O Domhnaill and army1544 'O Domhnaill received pledges and hostages from the territories he and his army passed through and returned safely from this hosting' (AC, p. 717, par. 10)