#OTD in 1311 – The war of the O’Briens of Thomond escalates as the Norman-Irish become involved on both sides.

The de Burghs support Dermot O’Brien and Richard de Clare supports Donough O’Brien. There is a pitched battle at Bunratty on this date, with heavy losses on both sides; de Burgh and others are imprisoned.

According to one account: “A pitched battle was fought under the walls and the invading force was defeated with great slaughter.”

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