#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Tuberneering, Co Wexford.

Irish rebels continue to have success against English troops. At the Battle of Tuberneering, Co Wexford, under the command of Fr John Murphy, rebels ambush in a narrow defile troops of the 4th Royal Dragoon Guards, militia and yeomanry auxiliaries, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Walpole. Walpole and 100 men were killed, the rest, throwing […]

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#OTD in 1171 – Diarmaid MacMurrough, king of Leinster, died in Ferns, Co Wexford.

Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, is often considered to have been the most notorious traitor in Irish history. After succeeding to the throne of his father, Enna, in 1126, Diarmaid Mac Murchadha faced a number of rivals who disputed his claim to the kingship. He established his authority by killing or blinding seventeen rebel […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Tuberneering.

Irish rebels continue to have success against English troops. At the Battle of Tuberneering, Co Wexford, under the command of Fr John Murphy, rebels ambush in a narrow defile troops of the 4th Royal Dragoon Guards, militia and yeomanry auxiliaries, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Walpole. Walpole and 100 men were killed, the rest, throwing […]

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#OTD in 1171 – Diarmaid MacMurrough, king of Leinster, dies in Ferns, Co Wexford.

Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, is often considered to have been the most notorious traitor in Irish history. After succeeding to the throne of his father, Enna, in 1126, Diarmaid Mac Murchadha faced a number of rivals who disputed his claim to the kingship. He established his authority by killing or blinding seventeen rebel […]

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Today in Irish History – 16 August:

1793 – The Convention Act bans representative bodies set up to campaign for a change in the law, i.e. putative rivals to the parliament. The Convention Act (1793) was aimed at preventing the recurrence of events like the Convention of the Volunteers in 1782 where armed groups (of Protestants) from various parts of Ireland assembled […]

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1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Tuberneering.

Irish rebels continue to have success against English troops. At the Battle of Tuberneering, Co Wexford, under the command of Fr John Murphy, rebels ambush in a narrow defile troops of the 4th Royal Dragoon Guards, militia and yeomanry auxiliaries, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Walpole. Walpole and 100 men were killed, the rest, throwing […]

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1171 – Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, dies in Ferns, Co Wexford.

Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, King of Leinster, is often considered to have been the most notorious traitor in Irish history. After succeeding to the throne of his father, Enna, in 1126, Diarmaid Mac Murchadha faced a number of rivals who disputed his claim to the kingship. He established his authority by killing or blinding 17 rebel […]

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Today in Irish History – 16 August:

1793 – The Convention Act bans representative bodies set up to campaign for a change in the law, i.e. putative rivals to the parliament. The Convention Act (1793) was aimed at preventing the recurrence of events like the Convention of the Volunteers in 1782 where armed groups (of Protestants) from various parts of Ireland assembled […]

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1171 – Diarmaid MacMurrough, King of Leinster, dies in Ferns, Co. Wexford; Strongbow is his (disputed) successor (MacMurrough’s remaining legitimate son, Connor, has been executed while a hostage of Rory O’Connor).

Diarmait Mac Murchada (also known as Diarmait na nGall, “Dermot of the Foreigners”, “Daimait MacMorchada”), anglicised as Dermot MacMurrough was the King of Leinster, and is often considered to have been the most notorious traitor in Irish history. Ousted as King of Leinster, he invited King Henry II of England to assist him in regaining […]

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Dermot MacMurrough

Dermot MacMurrough, king of Leinster, abducted the wife of O’Rourke, king of Breifne, in 1152. He kept her for a year. O’Rourke waited until 1166 until an opportunity for revenge presented itself. MacMurrough’s power-base in Leinster had weakened over the years and his most powerful allies were now dead. O’Rourke, now supported by various north […]

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