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Name / Location Date Cause Result
1494 expedition1494
Aghnacor (Co. Cavan)1304 death of Matha son of Gilla Isa O Raighilligh, king of Breifne and some galloglasses; Mac Samradain and Mac Dorchaid were wounded. battle; local hostility
Alexander mac Dubghaill and Alexander mac Domhnaill1299 Mac Domhnaill was killed 'along with a countless number of his own people' (AU, 1299 (1295), p.393.
Alexander mac Dubghaill and Alexander mac Domhnaill1299
ambush outside Mac Uighilin's residence1542 ambush and murder of Clann Suibhne when leaving residence of Mac Uighilin members of Clann Suibhne who had been hired as mercenaries (buannacht) by Mac Uighilin went to his residence to ratify the terms of their agreement
ambush outside Mac Uighilin's residence1542 ambush and murder of Clann Suibhne when leaving residence of Mac Uighilin members of Clann Suibhne who had been hired as mercenaries (buannacht) by Mac Uighilin went to his residence to ratify the terms of their agreement
an attack on the promontory of Dubhcarraig 'Doccarrig' continuation of the war for the lordship of Fanad that began after the death of Ruaidhri son of Maolmhuire
Assaroe1388 many of O Domhnaill's party were killed or taken captive Muirchertach son of Domhnall O Conchobhair attacked the stronghold of O Domhnaill at Assaroe
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
Ath an Imuricc1366 Raghnall mac Domhnaill arrived from the Hebrides with a band of gallowglasses to support Niall O Neill. Toirdhealbhach and Alexander mac Domhnaill (the brother and son of Raghnall), with another band of Mac Domhnaill gallowglasses, arrived to support Domhnall O Neill although Raghnall had tried to get his brother and son to support him instead out of respect for his seniority. Domhnall O Neill assembled a force to make war on Niall O Neill
Baile an Chlair 'Clare-Galway' in Clanrickard [1469?]1469
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.
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'
Ballyshannon1247 The opponents pillaged and plundered the whole territory and left behind Ruaidhri O Canannain as king of Cenel Conaill. Geraldine expansion into Cenel Conaill
Ballyshannon - Ath-seanaigh1359 Seoan O Dochurtaig, chieftain of Ardmire, Eogan (mac Suibhne) Connachtach, Toirrdelbach Mac Suibne taken prisoners by the son of O Conchobhair
Ballyshannon Castle1522 Brian of the Fleet Mac Suibhne, Diarmait and the son of Tadhg Cam O Cleirig, Aodh Mac an Bhaird and others were killed by O'Neill's army in Ballyshannon castle battle with Conn Bacach O Neill's army
Battle1404 unclear
Battle at Bun Putoige
Battle at the Rasa - Rosses
battle in 13661366 Seoan O Domhnaill and his gallowglasses were defeated by Tadc son of Magnus O Conchobhair and Mac Suibhne and many others were taken prisoner. unclear
battle in 14621462 Uilliam mag Raghnaill (the head of the alliance of the posterity of Maelsechlainn mag Raghnaill), Toirdhealbhach mac Dubhghaill (the constable of their galloglasses) and the sons of Iriel O Ferghail were captured by the opposing army. interprovincial rivalry
battle in 14681468 Oengus son of Alexander mac Domhnaill and the son of Robert Savage, lord of Lecale were killed and Muirchertach Ruadh O Neill, lord of Clannaboy, was taken prisoner by Conn son of Aodh Buide O Neill at Benn Uama unclear
battle in the plain of Sliabh Fhuadh
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.
battle of Achadh Mona - Achawoney 1. The family of the slain O Conmhaoil 'O Conwell' has remained in obscurity ever since.
battle of Beal an Droichid - Ballydrehid
battle of Beal Atha Glanoige [1469]1469
battle of Cavan Castle1513 Gerald, earl of Kildare broke down Cavan Castle and defeated and killed O Raigillig and a great many of his men including Mac Caba. Gerald, earl of Kildare led an army against Aodh son of Cathal O Raigillig
Battle of Clochan Salach
battle of Cnoc an Bhodha - Knockavoe; the first collision that took place at Cnoc an Bhodha
Battle of Dun na bhFraoch
Battle of Edan Mor - Edenmore
battle of Moin Leasg
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)
Battle of the Abha Chorcra Crimson River
battle with the people of Laois (AC, 1514, p. 625, pars 4 and 5)1514 the son of Toirdhealbhach Oc mac Domhnaill was killed by the people of Laois Gerald son of Gerald, earl of Kildare was fighting the people of Laois
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
Bridge of Berwick, between Scotland and England The King of England declared war on the King of Scotland.
Bun Potoige (see Conchubhar Mac Suibhne #12)
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
burning of Sradbhaile - Dundalk
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.
Castleforward1529 death of son of Mac Dubhghaill Aodh Buide O Domhnaill attacks and captures Castleforward
Cavan1458
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.
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
Circuit of Leath Chuinn friendship
Clanrickard - from Slieve Aughty to Killogilleen and Bel Atha Lige1419 At Killogilleen and Bel Atha Lige the army of Uilliam son of Maelsechlainn O Ceallaigh were attacked by Ulick son of Richard Macwilliam of Clanrickard and his followers; Tadc O Briain, Mathgamain O Briain, the Clann Cuilein, the sons of O hAnrathain's daughter Uilliam son of Maelsechlainn O Ceallaigh assembled a force of nobles and great lords to join Raymond son of Hubert Burke and his men to make war on Clanrickard. The hosting moved southwestwards to Slieve Aughty but Raymond son of Hubert Burke did not join them as promised.
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
Conchobhar Balbh mac Suibhne
Conchobhar Balbh mac Suibhne and the Savadges
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
Crossmacrin1467 many of the forces 'for' were killed interprovincial rivalry
Derry1318
Derry; Aodh O Conchobhair married the daughter of Dubhghall mac Somhairle1259 Aodh O Conchobhair married the daughter of Dubhghall mac Somhairle and received 8 score warriors as her dowry. marriage alliance
descendants of Maolmhuire and descendents of Domhnall
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
Doire Baile na Cairrge1473 The posterity of Maelsechlainn were defeated but Fergal son of Murchad mag Raghnaill; Diarmait son of Uilliam mag Raghnaill; Cathal son of Uaithne son of Murchad mag Raghnaill; Brian son of Diarmait mag Raghnaill; Brian mac Senlaich; Risderd mac Serraig and many others gentle and simple were killed there. The posterity of Maelsechlainn assembled a large force at the Tolach (see AC, p. 567, note 4) which they burnt. Mag Raghnaill came upon them and the two armies met at Doire Baile na Cairrge.
Donnchad Gall son of Domhnall O Conchobhair was grievously wounded1328 Unclear
Dubgall mac Suibhne was killed by Domnall O Conchobair Dubgall mac Suibhne was killed by Domnall O Conchobair unclearDubgall mac Suibhne was killed by Domnall O Conchobair
Dundalk1318 End of Bruce Invasion of Ireland Bruce Invasion of Ireland
dynastic rivalry1537 death of Maolmhuire mac Suibhne dynastic rivalry
encounter1472 Ruaidhri mac Suibhne succeeded his father and 'by Heaven he made a good Mac Suibhne' - (AC, 1472, p. 561, par. 8) unclear
Encounter between the Fahies of O Cathain and Mac Uigilin near the river Bann1542 Mac Uigilin and the son of O Domhnaill 'barely made good their escape' (AC, p. 725) suffering many casualties. raiding expedition initiated by Mac Uigilin against O Cathain and O Cathain's subsequent pursuit of Mac Uigilin
Encounter between the forces of O Neill and O Domhnaill, who were returning laden with spoils from a hosting into Meath, and the forces of the justiciar, Lord Leonard, at Belahoe Oriel1539 Although fleeing in disorder, the O Neill and O Domhnaill party 'lost no men of great distinction' besides Maolmhuire Mergech son of Eoghan Ruardh mac Suibhne (AC, p.713) hosting made by O Neill and O Domhnaill into Meath and destruction and plundering enacted there
Eoghan mac Suibhne and an immense fleet and O Breislins and their people
Eoghan mac Suibhne and his Scottish and Irish followers and O Domhnaill
Eoghan mac Suibhne and the Son of the Great Steward of Marr
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)
family feud in 15131513 Eoghan Ruadh mac Suibhne was killed by the sons of his own brother and by Donnchadh son of Toirdhealbhach O Baigill attack by the sons of the brother of Eoghan Ruadh mac Suibhne and Donnchadh O Baigill on Eoghan Ruadh mac Subihne
family feud in 15221522 unclear
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
fierce bloody battle at the rout of Branar The English and 'foreigners' were establishing great supremacy over Domhnall O N?ill and all his country.
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
fight for lordship of Fanad between Ruaidhri, son of Maolmhuire,and Eoin Ruadh, son of Ruaidhri mac Suibhne
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
Fight for the chieftainship - confrontation between two galloglasses The affair was decided by wrestling and Ruaidhri won and retained the cheiftainship from that time forward. both were contenders for the chieftainship left vacant by the death of Ruaidhri's father and Donnchadh's brother, Toirrdhealbhach Ruadh mac Suibhne
Forces of Airgialla, Others and Aodh O Neill1358 Great defeat was inflicted on the Airgialla and the Fir Manach by Aodh O Neill
fray1535
fray1535
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
from Gort Cathlaighe (Gortcally) to Mulan na nAlbanachin Achadh Bunursann O Domhnaill sought to avenge his kinsmen, the O Breisleins
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)
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.
From the Finn to Tapadhan - Tappaghan
gathering of armies in Tir Conaill1524 Many Scots gathered to support Aodh Dubh O Domhnaill such as the sons of Eoghan Cathanach, Mac Domnaill Galloclaech and other great men from Scotland The justiciar, Gerald earl of Kildare and Conn Bacach led an army into Tir Conaill
gossipry1365 Somairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill discarded O Raighilligh's daughter in favour of the daughter of Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel. After Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna assumed the kingship of Oriel he made gossipry with Somairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill
Hosting made by O Domhnaill and his army into Fermanagh and Breifne and the Curlieus1540 '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) Expedition by O Domhnaill and army
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
house of Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna1365 Somairle mac Domhnaill was captured and bound and put into a lake for concealment - (AC 1365 p. 327 par. 8)(AU and AFM make it clear that Somairle was drowned - AC, p. 326, note 2). Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna brought Somairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill to his house on the pretence of throwing him a wine party
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
in the house of Eoghan mac Dubhghaill1469 Eoghan mac Dubhghaill was slain by the sons of Colla mac Dubhghaill family feud
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
interprovincial rivalry1541 defeat for the sons of O Neill and the loss of many men
invasion1513 The son of Art O Neill, Aodh O Neill, was killed when O Neill Buidhe and Mac Uigilin caught up with him. When the rest of the army of Art O Neill met O Neill Buidhe and Mac Uigilin the next day, Mac Uigilin was killed along with a great many Scots. Art O Neill, king of Tir Eoghain, led an army into trian Congail (Co. Antrim), burnt Mag Line (Co. Antrim) and plundered the Glens of Antrim before the son of Niall mac Cuinn O Neill Buidhe and Risderd mac Uigilin caught up with him.
island, Connemara1258 The sheriff and his fleet retired after losing the best of their men and Mac Somhairle went back to Innse Gall joyful and laden with spoil. (AC, p.127) punishment attack by sheriff on raiders of merchant ship
James, son of Mac Domhnaill; the Mac Domhnaill family and followers; James V, king of Scotland1540 imprisonment of James Mac Domhnaill, his family and followers by James V, king of Scotland, and the banishment of all Clann Domhnaill 'who were at liberty' (AC, p. 717, n.6) James V's imprisonment of the nobles of the Scottish race (AC, p. 717)
journey to Scotland from Ulster1413 The fleet was driven northwards (with Scotland on their right hand) and 6 ships were sunk with all on board. Tuathal O Maille went to Ulster as a mercenary soldier and spent a year there. He was on his way home about Colum Cille's day with 7 ships full of his people when he was caught in a storm of the western sea.
Kilmore1317 Unknown
Knockavoe1522 O Neill was defeated by O Domhnaill and much of his army was slaughtered. night attack by O Domhnaill on O Neill
Lake Erne war between Fir Manach and the Fir Brefne (AC, 1416, p. 429, par. 11)
Lifford Castle and surrounding area1543 death of Dubaltach son of Colla mac Suibhne and the descendants of Aodh O Gallchobhair Cathair son of Tuathal O Gallchobhair; the descendants of Aodh O Gallchobhair seized Lifford Castle which had been left in their guardianship by O Domhnaill
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.
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
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
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
Mac Domhnaill of Scotland , his followers including Mac Gilla Eoin and the Galls of Scotland1411 victory for Mac Domhnaill of Scotland unclear; territorial aggrandizement on part of Galls of Scotland?
Mac Donnchaidh and O Conchobhair the brown's camp on the Curragh of Cenn-eitigh1397 Mac Donnchaidh was slain;
Mac Suibhne and O Domhnaill, O Neill and their men.
Maintenance contract between Ruaidhri mac Suibhne and Nechtain O Domhnaill. A particular form of maintenance owed by the Mac Suibhne to O Domhnaill was agreed upon. (See Terms of Employment section.) Nechtain O Domhnaill came to visit the house of Ruaidhri mac Suibhne and all the country thought his maintenance a great oppression. O Domhnaill until then had never had a particular claim on them.
Meath1413 Lochlainn mac Caba and Mathgamain Mac Caba were killed. Tomas Oc O Raigillig was struck in the leg by a javelin and was 'lame from that time' (AC, 1314.9) Clann Caba went on an attack into Meath
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
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
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
Murbhach Toirdhealbhach Ruadh was set free: his fetters were removed and his demands for a Kin's dress for himself and his followers for a bodyguard were granted in full. Argument/conflict of opinion: Toirdhealbhach Ruadh told Toirdhealbhach an Fhiona thatwas he free, Toirdhealbhach an Fhiona would not be as powerful as he was.
Murchadh Mear mac Suibhne and Domnall Mac Maghnusa
murder1471 The son of Uilliam son of Colla mac Dubhghaill was killed as he was returning from the Leinster service - (AC, 1471, p. 555, par. 10) The son of Uilliam son of Colla mac Dubhghaill was attacked as he was returning from a term of service as captain of gallogasses in Leinster.
murder1537 death of Niall son of Aodh son of Niall (Mor) son of Conn O Neill unknown
Murder1494 Eoghan mac Suibhne was killed by Tadhg son of Maolmhuire mac Suibhne unclear
murder1310 Aodh Ua Conchobhair the Brefnian, worthy heir of the arch-king of Connacht and the son of a king the best that came from Murchadh, son of Brian (Boruma), downwards, was killed by Johnock mac Uibhilin: that is a mercenary that was kept by himself [as a bodyguard] treachery and deceit for a price
murder of Domhnall Gorm mac Domhnaill by the sons of the abbot son of Alustrann mac Domhnaill death of Domhnall Gorm mac Domhnaill unclear
murder of Eoghan mac Dubhghaill by the sons of Colla mac Dubhghaill in the house of Eogan mac Dubhghaill1469 Eoghan mac Dubhghaill was killed by the sons of Colla mac Dubhghaill family feud
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)
O Breislein's house in Dun an Chairbrigh Eoin mac Suibhne and followers left for Scotland and went to get the timber they had sailed to O Breisleins house with. 'MacGofradha cast a magic mist over [the timber they had sailed from Scotland with], so that no one might discover it till they came back to it again. But since he was slain, that timber was never found. And it is the famous wood wherin Clann Suibhne are fated to sail to Scotland at some future date.' (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne) Eoin and Mac Gofradha were engaged in a trip to Ireland in pursuit of pleasre and ship timber. O Breislein invited Eoin and friends to his house where ""they were billeted over all the land"" (Leabhar Chlainn Suibhne, p. 11) and attempted to treacherously murder all their party.
O Domhnaill; Maolmhuire mac Suibhne Fanad and others and O'Neill
Oriel1368 Niall mag Mathgamna heir to the kingship of Oriel and Alexander mac Domhnall, constable of the galloglasses and heir of the clann Domhnaill, were routed and killed along with a great many of their followers including Eoghan son of Toirdhealbhach son of Maelsechlainn O Domhnaill Niall O Neill, king of Ulster brought his army into Oriel to attack Brian mag Mathgamna. Brian offered concessions (half of Oriel to Niall son of Murchad son of Brian of the Masschalices who had held office before Brian and further gifts to compensate for the death of Somairle mac Domnaill in 1365). Niall O Neill agreed to these terms but Niall son of Murchad mag Mathgamna and Alexander Oc mac Domhnaill led an attack on Brian mag Mathgamna without consulting Niall O Neill
outside the house of Ruadhri O Conchobhair1338 Tomas Mag Samradain was taken prisoner and many of his people were killed Tadc son of Ruaidri son of Cathal Ruad O Conchobair, who was called Bratach Righin, was taken prisoner by Tomas Mag Samradain and many of his followers were killed. Mag Samradain went to O Conchobair's house the same year, and as he was coming away the Clan Murtagh and the Muinter Eolais, and 'the muster of Breifni, both Foreigner and Galloglass', assembled to intercept him. (AU, 1335 [1338], p. 461)
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
political conflict1514 the son of Toirdhealbhach Oc mac Domhnaill, constable of the galloglasses of the earl of Kildare, was killed fighting between Gerald son of Gerald, earl of Kildare and the people of Laois
political conflict1526 Conchobhar Og son of Conchobhar Caoch O Domhnaill was killed family feud
political conflict1526 Conchobhar Og son of Conchobhar Caoch O Domhnaill was killed family feud
political conflict1531 William Sheffington made an expedition into Tir Eoghan
political conflict1305 Pilip O Raighilligh, the heir of the Clann Suibne and Mac Burrce, captain of the galloglasses of the country and 140 of their followers were slain. inter-provincial battle
political conflict1368 death of Alexander Og son of Toirdhealbhach mac Domhnaill, Alexander, son of Toirdelbach mac Domhnaill and many others
political conflict1342 Aodh son of Aodh Breifnach son of Cathal Ruad O Conchobahir was made king by the men of Connacht[?] unclear
political conflict1346 O Ruairc was defeated and all his galloglasses under the command of Mag Buirrci and the son of Niall Cam wer killed along with most of his own followers unclear
political conflict1352 Aodh O Ruairc, king of Brefne, was killed by Aodh Breifnach O Conchobhair and the galloglasses of the Clann Suibhne were slaughtered with him (AC, p. 307, par. 4) battle between Aodh O Ruairc, king of Breifne, on one side and Cathal son of Aodh Breifnach and the rest of the Clann Murtagh on the other
political conflict1379 Cu-Connacht, son of Philip Mag Uidhir was killed
political conflict1380 John mac Suibhne and Murchadh mac Suibhne were taken prisoner
political conflict1387
Political conflict1405 Tadgh Mac Diarmata was shot with an arrow and died shortly after
political conflict in 13461346 O Ruairc was defeated and all his galloglasses under the command of Mag Buirrci and the son of Niall Cam wer killed along with most of his own followers unclear
Portnatrynod1524 Calbach son of Bran son of Tadhg O Broin was killed by Magnus O Domhnaill and the party of Scots On the night before a promised battle beteen the justicar and O Neill on the one hand, and O Domhnaill on the other, Magnus O Domhnaill with a party of Scots went shooting arrows at the army of Galls in O Neill's camp
Rahin Castle1535 death of Maolmhuire son of Niall mac Suibhne' Mac Suibhne of Tir Boghaine dynastic rivalry
raid1471 Uaithne son of Mag Eochachain and the son of Niall mac in tSinnaig and two galloglasses were killed. the sons of O Conchobhair Failgi took a prey from the Cenel Fiachach
raid1342 Seoan Mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel and his galloglasses were killed Seoan Mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel went raiding against Roalb Mag Mathgamna
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
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 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
raid resulting from political encounter1342 some of O Conchobhair's galloglasses were killed including their constable, MacRuaidri O Conchobhair was claiming security for a raid that the Muinter Birn had previously made on Hobert Burke on 4 November 1341 (see AC, p. 291, note 1)
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
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
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
rout of Crann Cuillmin in Fanad, Ireland After being exiled from Scotland, Eoghan sailed to Fanad to avenge the insult caused to himself and his foster-father, Mac Gofradha by the O Breisleins
Ruaidhri mac Suibhne and Clanwilliam
Ruaidhri mac Suibhne and Rughraighe, son of Nechtain, O Domhnaill and the Children of Niall O Domhnaill
Ruaidhri mac Suibhne, Conn O Domhnaill and Aodh O Domhnaill and Clann Suibhne na dTuath
Scotland - Hanging1499 Eidhin Mor mac Domhnaill, Eoghan Cathanach mac Domhnaill and Alustrann Ballach mac Domhnaill were hanged by the king of Scotland from the gallows. unclear
Scotland, Eoghan mac Suibhne killed 16 men The king of Scotland heard of this and many more of the deeds of Eoghan mac Suibhne and so he took him as his foster-child and his own champion - (Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, p. 15) to defend the lands and patrimony of Mac Godfradha and his people
Scotland, The Great Steward's son fell at the hands of Eoghan mac Suibhne. a dispute that arose out of playing together
siege1527 The siege engine was broken by Tuathal Ruadh son of Conn and the garrison defending the castle but the castle fell because 'the wrecker of every plan, the feller of every fastness, the attack that cannot be withstood, namely Hunger, arrived and forced them to surrender to it. Besieging Of Castlereagh By The Forces For With A Sow
Sligo bridge1533
Sruibhshliabh in Scotland Murchadh Mear's anger and rage at the King of Scotland for banishing his kinsfolk.
Strangfordloch1534
succession dispute1290 Aodh O Domhnaill was deposed by his own brother Toirdhealbhach, who assumed the kingship himself through the power of his mother's kin, the Clann Domhnaill, and of many other gallowglasses. succession dispute
Tadgh, son of Maghnus, son of Cathal mac Domnaill and O Conchobhair1368 Tadgh, son of Maghnus, son of Cathal mac Domnaill was taken prisoner by O Conchobhair in treachery in his own stronghold and put into the hand of O Ferghail
Territory of Muinter Eolais1347 O Ruairc's galloglasses were discovered / left behind / despoiled (AC, p.300, note 1) in Muinter Eolais and were killed and captured by the Clann Murtagh previous political raid by O Ruairc into the Muinter Eolais
the battle of Gairbh-Eiscir (Bealach na gCorrghad)
the battle of Moy
The Christmas feast in Gallach - Gallagh
The famous battle at Sliabh Mis - Slemish
the famous battle of Ard an Ghaire -Ardingary
The famous battle of Sgirid Arcain 'Skirry'
the green of Cul mic an Trein 'Castleforward' Domhnall mac Suibhne was slain; Toirrdhealbhach son of Conchubhar Balbh assumed the cheiftainship. rivalry for kingship
the house of Fergal Aodh O Ruairc1403 Aodh O Ruairc was killed by the sons of Mathgamain mac Gilla Crist mac Caba revenge attack?
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
The King of Scotland and sixteen men including Eoghan mac Suibhne and The King of England and sixteen hundred men
the Plain of Connacht and Ard-in-caillin and the Islands of Loch-Caircin1388 Domhnall Og son of Mac Domhnaill was killed
The rescue of the army of Niall O Domhnaill O Domhnaill was captured by the English
The sons of Murchadh mac Suibhne na dTuath and Seoan son of Conn O Domhnaill1540 Seoan son of Conn O Domhnaill was killed by the sons of Murchadh mac Suibhne na dTuath Seoan son of Conn O Domhnaill was killed by the sons of Murchadh Mac Suibhne na dTuath
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
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
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
Toirdhealbhach mac Suibhne and O Domhnaill and Maghnus O Domhnaill and the descendants of Domhnall mac Suibhne
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) O Domhnaill's release of Mac Suibhne's son.
Transfer from Scotland to Ireland of galloglasses in the service of Robert Bruce, king of Scotland1317 unknown
treachery1372 Brian mag Mathgamna was killed Brian mag Mathgamna, high king of Oriel was killed by one of his own galloglasses in treachery - (AC, 1372, p. 341, par. 2)
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