Battles / Events in or relating to Letterkenny (14)

Name / Location Date Cause Result
From Fearsat Mhor to Beal Atha Daire (Ballyarr near Rathmelton, Co. Donegal) death of Toirrdhealbhach mac Suibhne and the champion, Radharc-breaghach; banishment of Mac Suibhnes from Fanad Violation of Toirrdhealbhach's surety
Sruibhshliabh in Scotland Murchadh Mear's anger and rage at the King of Scotland for banishing his kinsfolk.
battle of Achadh Mona - Achawoney 1. The family of the slain O Conmhaoil 'O Conwell' has remained in obscurity ever since.
rout of Ceann Maghair Atha 'Kinnaweer' Defeat and death of Toirrdhealbhach, Maolmhuire mac Suibhne was installed as Mac Suibhne. Nechtain's descendants were routed Aodh Ruadh O Domhnaill was inaugurated. Succession dispute over what was considered Toirrdhealbhach's evil rule
Lough Swilly, Ireland Murchadh 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. 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.
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
continuation of the war for the lordship of Fanad the murder of Toirdhealbhach son of Eamonn by Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhri in an attack on the promontory of Dubhcarraig the previous spring
Cill mac nEnain O Domhnaill and Maghnus O Domhnaill were exceedingly offended by the inauguration; and afterwards, Maghnus and the descendants of Domhnall mac Suibhne plotted the abominable treachery against Mac Suibhne whereby his people were slaughtered and all his country destroyed by fire. - (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 73) after the death of Domhnall Og, Toirdhealbhach son of Ruaidhri son of Maolmhuire gathered his followers and proceeded to Cill mac nEnain where he forced the successors of Columcille to proclaim him Mac Suibhne, in opposition to the wish of the Cineal Conaill
Fanad Toirdhealbhach built the castle of Carraig Fheile, by means of which he reduced and annexed all the country to himself - Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 73
fight for lordship of fanad; defeat for Maolmhuire son of Domhnaill Og mac Suibhne Fanad1542 death of Maolmhuire son of Domhnaill Og mac Suibhne Fanad rivalry for control of Fanad
fight for lordship of fanad; defeat for Maolmhuire son of Domhnaill Og mac Suibhne Fanad1543 death of Maolmhuire son of Domhnaill Og mac Suibhne Fanad rivalry for control of Fanad
fight for lordship of fanad; defeat for Maolmhuire son of Domhnaill Og mac Suibhne Fanad1543 death of Maolmhuire son of Domhnaill Og mac Suibhne Fanad rivalry for control of Fanad