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7 Battle(s) / Event(s)

Name of Battle / Encounter Cause Result Classification
gossipryAfter Brian son of Aodh mag Mathgamna assumed the kingship of Oriel he made gossipry with Somairle son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill 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. Gossipry
house of Brian son of Aodh mag MathgamnaBrian 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 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). treachery
OrielNiall 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 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 Political Conflict
political conflict death of Alexander Og son of Toirdhealbhach mac Domhnaill, Alexander, son of Toirdelbach mac Domhnaill and many others Political Conflict
raidSeoan Mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel went raiding against Roalb Mag Mathgamna Seoan Mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel and his galloglasses were killed Raid
the Island of Trinity 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 Political Conflict
treacheryBrian mag Mathgamna, high king of Oriel was killed by one of his own galloglasses in treachery - (AC, 1372, p. 341, par. 2) Brian mag Mathgamna was killed Treachery


5 Individual(s) / Person(s)

Name of Individual Family's Place of Origin Sobriquet / Epithet / Diminitive DOB / DOD / Floruit
Alexander Og son of Toirdhealbhach mac Domhnaill - lord of the galloglasses - tigerna na ngalloclaechIslay, Scotland Alexander Oc mac Domhnaill DOD: 1368
Mac Caba
one of the galloglasses of Brian mor mag Mathgamna, high-king of Oriel
Somhairle, son of Eoghan Dub mac Domhnaill 'the black', high constable of the Fifth of Ulster - Ardconstapla Coicid UladIslay, Scotland Somuirle of the sharp-pointed spears (AU, 1362 [1365], p. 521] DOD: 1365
the galloglasses of Seoan mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel DOD: 1342


4 Source(s)

Title Date Literary Genre Name Of Individual Mentioned
AU, 1368.1 [1372], p Annal one of the galloglasses of Brian mor mag Mathgamna, high-king of Oriel (AC, 1372.2, p. 341, par. 2); (AU, 1368.1 [1372], p?) - galloclach (AC, 1372.2), galloglach (AU, 1368.1)
AU, 1339 [1342], p. 469-471 Annal the galloglasses of Seoan mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel (AC, 1342, par. 8, p. 289; AU, 1339 [1342], p. 469-471)
The Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 2891342 Annal the galloglasses of Seon Mag Mathgamna, king of Oriel (AC, 1342, par. 8, p. 289)
The Annals of Connacht (AD 1224-1544), ed. A. Martin Freeman (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944), p. 3411372 Annal one of the galloglasses of Brian mor mag Mathgamna, high-king of Oriel (AC, 1372.2, p. 341, par. 2); (AU, 1368.1 [1372], p?) - galloclach (AC, 1372.2), galloglach (AU, 1368.1)