Battles / Events in or relating to Donegal (13)

Name / Location Date Cause Result
From the camp at Dun Cionnfhaolaidh 'Dunkineely' to the flight from the camp Toirrdhealbhach an Fhiona captured Mac Suibhne's son, Toirrdhealbhach Ruadh, brought him in custody to a place called Murbhach and by this Toirdhealbhach an Fhion greatly extended his power to the east of Bearnas Mor. Toirrdhealbhach an Fhiona took the opportunity of the absence of the descendants of Sean O Domhnaill and Toirrdhealbhach Caoch mac Suibhne (in Derry) to invade the creaght over which Toirrdhealbhach Ruadh was guarding. When Toirrdhealbhach Ruadh pursued the looters conflict ensued.
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.
Battle of Sliabh Malair Toirdhealbhach Caoch and men plundered Seanghleann Choluim Chille in spite of Toirdhealbhach an Fhiona. 'Neither Sean's descendants nor Eoghan son of Donnchadh Mor restored the preys to the termon, and it is said it was there they themselves perished. But thereafter Mac Suibhne Fanad made an offering of the quarter of Tulach na Dala 'Tullynadall' to Columcille in restitution for the vilation of that termon'.(Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne) Suibhne, p. 39)
from Gort Cathlaighe (Gortcally) to Mulan na nAlbanachin Achadh Bunursann O Domhnaill sought to avenge his kinsmen, the O Breisleins
Ballyshannon - Ath-seanaigh1359 Seoan O Dochurtaig, chieftain of Ardmire, Eogan (mac Suibhne) Connachtach, Toirrdelbach Mac Suibne taken prisoners by the son of O Conchobhair
Tirhugh, its corn and hay and buildings, from Ath na nGall to Ballyshannon and O Domhnaill's stronghold at Murbach (AC, 1419, p. 443, par. 3)1419 Tirhugh (its corn and hay and buildings) were destroyed from Ath na nGall to Ballyshannon and O Domhnaill's stronghold, Murbach, was burnt hosting by Brian O Conchobhair and the whole of North Connacht
Tir Conaill1522 O Neill with his supporters and army came into Tir Conaill and took Ballyshannon Castle and burnt Belleek and Bundrowes before departing safely. war between Conn Bacach O Domhnaill, king of Tir Eoghain and Aodh Dubh, king of Tir Conaill
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
Rathlin Island1542 all the crew bar the son of O Flaithbheartaigh (whom Toirdhealbhach son of Mac Suibhne protected) were killed crew of a ship from west Connacht come to 'seize aprey' in Tir Conaill
lower Connacht1542 the nobles of lower Connacht came to Mac Williams of Clanrichard and he took them prisoner: O Dubda, Mac Donnchada of Corran, Maolmhuire and some of the Clann Suibhne Connachtach such as Maolmhuire son of Colla Mac Suibhne who died in the residence of Mac William of Clanrichard expedition of Ulick 'na Cenn' son of Richard Mac William of Clanrichard and David son of Ulick Mac Williams Burgh and army into lower Connacht
lower Connacht1542 Maolmhuire son of Eoghan mac Suibhne Connachtach was killed by the son of Maolmhuire son of Colla mac Suibhne Connachtach as he was 'convoying' the sons of O Dubdha unclear
Innsi Meic an Duirn (Inishmacadurn Rutland Island, off west coast of Donegal - AC, p.732, par. 5)1543 Eoghan mac Suibhne and his son Brian were captured by a fleet from West Connacht and taken as prisoners
castle of Eoghan Mor mac Suibhne na Tuath1544 Sons of Donnchadh mac Suibhne entered Mac Suibhne's castle (which had been captured by the sons of Murchadh mac Suibhhne and Brian mac Suibhne) 'in peaceful guise' and killed Toirdhealbhach son of Murchadh mac Suibhne and another Brian (son of Domhnaill mac Suibhne) and delivered the castle to Eoghan Og mac Suibhne Imprisonment of Eoghan Mor mac Suibhne na Tuath and his subsequent death in captivity (see AC, 1544, p. 737, par. 16). Both Eoghan Og mac Suibhne, Eoghan Mor mac Suibhne's son, and Toirdhealbhach son of Murchadh mac Suibhne, were proclaimed chieftain.