Battles / Events in or relating to Sligo (16)

Name / Location Date Cause Result
battle of Beal an Droichid - Ballydrehid
the battle of Moy
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
Coill in Chlachain in the territory of Breifne (not less than a hundred slain in total)1309 Aodh Brefnach s. Cathal Ruadh O Conchobhair replaced Aodh s. Eogan s. Ruaidhri s. Aed s. Cathal Croibhdhearg as king of Connacht; the three tuatha submitted to him internecine strife/ contest for kingship
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
district of Carbury [Sligo] including churches of Drumcliff1315 ravaging of Carbury; plundering of clergy of Drumcliff Aodh O Domhnaill initiated ravaging of Carbury on the advice of his wife, Derbforgaill,the daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair
murder of Ruaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair after the battle of Castleconor in Carbury1316 Ruaidhri O Conchobhair was murdered by a band of galloglasses hired by Derbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair and the chief families of Carbury were extensively plundered by the Cenel Conaill. After a pretence of peace between Ruaidhri s. Domhnaill O Conchobhair and Aodh O Domhnaill (and the Cenel Conaill), O Conchobhair yielded the lordship of Carbury to O Domhnaill. But Derbforgaill daughter of Magnus O Conchobhair hired a band of galloglasses and gave them a reward for killing Ruaidhri son of Domhnall O Conchobhair; so by them he was killed, in violation of oaths sworn to him previously on the relics of Tirconnell. - ( AC 1316, paragraph 2)
Beltra Strand (The Strand of Eothail - AU, p. 531)1367 All Tadc O Conchobhair's 150 galloglasses including Domhnall mac Somairle and his son Domhnall Oc mac Somairle; the two sons of Mac Suibhne, Bishop O Dubda's son (Cosnamach) and William mac Sithig were killed. interprovincial rivalry
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.
Baile Locha Bo1464 Tadc son of Brian and his son, Maelruanaid son of Brian and Maelsechlainn mac Diarmata Ruadh were captured while Eoghan mac Suibhne, the constable of their galloglasses, was killed there along with sixteen galloglasses and Diarmait son of Cormac Ballach mac Donnchada was killed by a single arrow shot. The sons of Brian mac Donnchada were utterly routed at Baile Locha Bo by the sons of Ruaidhri mac Diarmata and Tadg mag Raghnaill and the sons of Cormac Ballach mac Donnchada.
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
assembling of O Neills's great army1522 The Connacht army came to Sligo while O Neill entered Cenel Moain with a Scotch contingent commanded by Alusdur mac Domhnaill, the Meath Galls and the Leinster galloglasses assembling of O Neill's army for war against O Domhnaill
Sligo bridge1533
lower Connacht: several skirmishes from Ballyshannon to a camp 'between the Duff and the Drowes' to Fersad Randa in Liagain to Cuil Irra (Sligo)1536 unsuccessful: 'O Dom[h]naill returned home having obtained no submission or honour from his nobles of lower Connacht this time' (AC, p.697, par. 19) War between O Domhnaill and the nobles of lower Connacht
plundering excursion1543 The Chief men of Clann Suibhne on this expedition were made prisioners, namely Ruaidhri son of Dubhghall mac Suibhne and the son of Maolmhuire son of Eoghan mac Suibhne
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)